Robson Yinambe produced a great result in the decathlon, amassing 5775 points over the ten events including six personal best performances and his fastest ever 100m clocking ( 11.29secs with a following wind of 2.9mps). Fellow New Irelander and fast improving hurdler Wesley Logorava clocked a big personal best of 15.30 in the 110m hurdles. Veteran Helen Philemon who is now turning her attention to the multi events scored 4231 points in her first heptathlon which is just 43 points below the best performance by a PNG athlete last year
Young Martin Orovo from Popondetta who was only identified at the PNG Games last November continues to raise eyebrows with his remarkable improvement, this time clocking 1min 54.71 secs in the 800m to head the 2015 PNG rankings in this event and become the eighth fastest 800m runner in PNG history. Veteran steeplechaser Sapolai Yao ran his best time since 2007 and his third best ever with a clocking of 9min 37.34 seconds.
It was not a good weekend though for Nelson Stone as his disappointing 400m form continued and he pulled up in the 200m semi final on Sunday with a groin strain. Stone, who has been running fairly well this season in the 200m with his best time being a slightly windy 21.23 secs could only watch from the stands as Fijian BanuveTabacaucoro silenced the home crowd as he won the gold medal with a phenomenal run of 20.63 seconds, a massive improvement in his personal best , Fiji record and best ever by a south pacific athlete.
Meanwhile over in the USA Sharon Kwarula had a good start to the outdoor season with a top performance of 13.67 seconds in the 100m hurdles, two days after crashing out of the 400m hurdles when she hit the seventh hurdle whilst leading the raceRellieKaputin continued her good form from the indoor season with a high jump of 1.65m and 5.68m long jump. Cecilia Kumalalamene showed that she is getting back to her best form with a 2min 18.10 clocking in the 800m