10 Mar 2014

Sport: Three national records for Pacific sprinters in Poland

3:06 pm on 10 March 2014

There were no medals but three Pacific sprinters set new national records at the World Indoors Athletics Championships in Sopot at the weekend.

Patricia Taea improved on her previous Cook Island's record for the 60m in a time of 7.93 seconds, while Lovelite Detenamo also broke the eight second barrier for the first time, setting a new Nauru National Indoor Record in a time of 7.94.

Rachel Abrams from the Northern Marianas set a new personal best time of 8.30 seconds.

In the men's heats Faresa Kapisi from American Samoa posted a new National Indoor Record of 7.14 seconds while Yonder Namelo from the Federated States of Micronesia, Gregory Bradai from French Polynesia and Jamodre Lalita from the Marshall Islands all set new personal best times.

Meanwhile Papua New Guinea's Sharon Kwarula ran 8.71 seconds in the women's 60m hurdles and Samoa's Siologa Viliamu was disqualified in the men's 400m.