Athletics Athletes from Eastern Highlands, Jiwaka, Mount Hagen (Western Highlands), Chimbu, Madang, Lae (Morobe), Bulolo and Port Moresby are preparing to travel to Goroka this week for the PNG Air Highlands-Momase Regional Championships. The championships will be held at the National Sports Institute. The Local Organising Committee headed by Philip Kamane has been busy putting the finishing touches to preparations for the event. Athletics PNG secretary Philip Rehder thanked the institute for its support of the event as well as other sponsors Prima Smallgoods, Lae Biscuit Company and Sengda Trading. PNG Air are sponsoring flights for a number of experienced technical officials from around Papua New Guinea, including one from Kokopo, East New Britain and three from Port Moresby. More than 500 are expected to attend following visits to Chimbu and Jiwaka provinces recently and the local interest generate through Eastern Highlands School Athletics Program run by the institute this year. Kamane urged teams to submit their entries ahead of their arrival to Goroka to avoid any delays to the start of events on Friday afternoon. Oceania Athletics Association is lending its support to the event with competition manager Tom O’Shaunessey paying his first visit to PNG to help with the operation of a fully automatic timing system.
Written By First Published: 26th January, 2020 10:12 IST WATCH US LIVE Tristan Jarrett had 20 points as Jackson State got past Grambling State 71-53 on Saturday.Jonas James had 13 points for Jackson State (6-14, 3-4 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Jayveous McKinnis added 13 points and 12 rebounds.Roland Griffin, whose 13 points per game entering the matchup was second on Jackson State, shot only 13 percent for the game (1 of 8).Grambling State scored 16 first-half points, a season low for the team.Ivy Smith Jr. had 14 points for Grambling State (9-11, 3-4), whose losing streak reached four games.Jackson State takes on Mississippi Valley State on the road next Saturday. Grambling State matches up against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on the road next Saturday. COMMENT LIVE TV Last Updated: 26th January, 2020 10:12 IST Jarrett Lifts Jackson St. Past Grambling St. 71-53 Tristan Jarrett had 20 points as Jackson State got past Grambling State 71-53 on Saturday. Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US