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MIXED RESULTS ON TRACK & FIELD OPENER

Gerardo breaks national shot put record

Genie Gerardo highlighted Guam’s track & field team with a national record in the shot put at 11.66 meters at the opening day at the track of the 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Saipan.

OTHER TRACK RESULTS

100m women

Madison Packbier (13.44 sec) and CarriAnn Cabral (15.55 sec) failed to advance. Cabral was 7th of 7 in Heat 1 and Packbier was 6th of 7 in Heat 2. The three fastest qualifiers were all from Papua New Guinea, with the fastest time at 12.01 seconds. Later in the night in the finals, the gold medal runner clocked in at 11.98 sec.

100m men

There were four qualifying heats for the men. Joseph Green and Nathan Castro both advanced to the next round. Green with a run of 11.28 seconds (3rd of 7 in Heat 2) and Castro with a run of 11.47 seconds (3rd of 6 in Heat 3).

The pair will run in the semifinals on Wednesday at 4:30 pm.

Shot Put women

Gerardo’s new national record still was short of the podium as her toss put her in fourth place. Teammate April Flores finished behind her 5th place at 8.86 meters out of eight participants.

10,000m men

Two-time Olympian Derek Mandell just missed the podium as well in the 10K, coming in fourth place at 35:56.72. The top finisher from Papua New Guinea blazed in at 33:04.04. At 36 years old, Mandell was the oldest of the 10 runners in the event.

800m men

Arthur Toves qualified for Wednesday’s 800m finals. His qualifying time was 2:02.21, good enough for fourth in Heat 1. The top eight of the 11 runners advanced to the finals. Toves’ qualifying time was 7th best of the eight.

WEDNESDAY’S EVENTS

4 pm: men’s 400m prelims (Nathan Castro)

4:30 pm: men’s 100m semifinals (Nathan Castro, Joseph Green)

6:30 pm: men’s 800m finals (Arthur Toves)

6:40 pm: women’s 400m finals (Madison Packbier)

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