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Challenge 1 Overview – Very promising season ahead of us!

On Saturday 14th March, the series of Challenges being organised by M.A.A.A. kicked off. The sun was out shinning, and so did our Pembroke athletes.

Our young girls delivered very promising results. Alessia Cristina (Cadet) and Carla Scicluna (Youth) – both coached by Angie Mangion- won the 100m in their category in times of 13.28sec & 13.26sec respectively. These results are very encouraging at such a young age and we look forward to see them improving their time.

Our youth throwers Nicole Vassallo and Martina Mamo won the Youth Discus ( 22.72m) and Hammer (28.03m) respectively.

Our jumper Dorianne Micallef continued to show her potential in the jumping events. In her first event – High Jump, she cleared the bar at 1.58m, which is few centimeters short of the national record. Later on, she improved further her triple jump to a new personal best of 11.68m. Rebecca Sare’, another Pembroke athleta jumper had to miss out this competition due to relay national team commitment.

Lisa-Marie Bezzina & Mark Herrera kicked off their track & field season by running the 3000m. Bezzina finished the race in first position in a time of 10:26.51 , whilst Herrera finished the race in 9:00.51, also in 1st position. Herrera was followed by Pembroke Athleta team-mate Dario Mangion, who clocked 9:02.74.

Our jumper Ian Grech, won the Long Jump event comfortably with a leap of 6.92m, which is not so far away from his own personal best jump. This is another significant result for our athlete since it’s just the beginning of the season. Andrew Cassar Torregiani also took part in the Long Jump but unfortunately he failed to register a valid jump. This will surely not discourage him.

In the men’s throwing events we had some other credible results. Edward Bezzina won the Shot Put event with a throw of 9.02m, Luke Farrugia won the Discus event with a throw of  45.06m, Kurt Bonnici won the Hammer with a throw of 30.88m and last but not least Bradley Mifsud won the Javelin event with an encouraging throw of 60.23m. Bonnici’s Hammer throw and Mifsud’s Javelin throw are both beyond the current Junior National Records, however these records are still yet to be approved in MAAA Council.

Well done to all our athletes!


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