Prima Smallgoods is continuing its support of Athletics PNG training programs around the country with fortnightly donations of their products being directed where they are needed.
A small group of distance runners based at Utmei Secondary School in East New Britain received their third donation of the year last Saturday in Kokopo.
The group includes 2019 Pacific Games representatives Monica Kalua, Mary Tenge and Siune Kagl and the three athletes were on hand to receive the product from Prima Sales staff.
Athletics PNG President Tony Green thanked Prima for its ongoing support of training programs both at Utmei and in Kerowagi, Simbu Province.
Green also acknowledged the support of K Central in transporting the products from Lae.
Mary Tenge was one of the star performers at the PNG Air Athletics Grand Prix in Port Moresby in July, winning the 3000m and 5000m, with Kagl setting a huge personal best in the 1500m and contributing to some very good times in the mens 3000m and 5000m by setting a strong pace in both races.
Kalua was the winner of the womens 1500m and the three athletes, along with their training partners and school mates Adolf Kauba, Sialis Passinghan and Israel Takap are looking forward to the second part of the series in Kimbe from November 26 to 29.
This will be followed by the PNG Air National Championships (Dec 3 – 5).