- 2012 NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP, JUNE 22-23 from 4pm--7pm at JFK Ramsey FIeld
Micronesian Games- Day #2
Three athletes were able to add to our medal count as Genie Gerardo picked up her second medal (silver) in the women’s shotput with a distance of 9.68 meters. Her sister April Gerardo also did well with a personal best throw of 9.04, which placed her just out of medal contention, also out of medal contention was Aiko Imbat who had a distance of 7.65.
Noreen Erricson picked up a bronze in the longjump 4.46m. Ericsson also ran the 400-meter semifinals, but failed to advance to the next round with a time of 68.19. Our male team of Jeofry Limtiaco, Keith Muna and Jahlil Fielder failed to advance to the finals in the 400-meters amongst a competitive field. Limtiaco who was a fraction of second from qualifying posted a time of 53.79. Muna was the second fastest Guam runner finished in 55 seconds his second personal best of the games. Fielder posted a time of 55.23.
Naomi Burke closed off the night by placing second in the women’s 100 meter to take the silver with a time of 13.41.
Towards the end of the night our girls’ 400-meter representatives electrified the crowd with 15-year-old Naomi Burke clocking in the second fastest time leading into the final with a time of 62.83. Teammate Amy Atkinson also qualified with an excellent time of 63.79. Both runners look to do well in the finals tomorrow night.
All in all after the first two days of competition our medal tally is one gold, three silvers, and five bronze medals. We look forward to the following days competition, which will feature middle distance events, jumps, throws and relays.