PNG Air National Athletics Championships

New talent unearthed at championships

Seventeen-year-old Scholastica Herman, a Grade Nine student at Malahuna Technical Secondary in East New Britain won the women’s 1500m in 5 minutes, 10 seconds on Saturday afternoon and followed this up with an impressive run in the 3000m on Sunday.

The crowd was entertained to a fine race in the 3000m with early leader Mary Tenge being overhauled by both Herman and crowd favourite, the diminutive Dominica Kakapa from WNB in the closing stages.