CNMI swimmers record and personal best times made last week's headlines.
Tsunami Saipan Swimming Center's Miku Tammy and Kaito Yanai set new age group marks in their respective age groups after competing in the NMISF Swim Meet held last Saturday at the Kan Pacific Swimming Pool. Tammy reset four CNMI age group marks in the girls 9 to 10 division, while Yanai logged three new records in the boys 13 to 14 category.
Tammy's new records are 33.16 seconds in the 50m butterfly, 5:13.53 in the 400m freestyle, 1:08.14 in the 100m freestyle, and in 2:49.27 in the 200m backstroke, while Yanai established new marks in the 2:39.65 in the 200m breaststroke, 35.10 seconds in the 50m breaststroke, and 1:15.59 in the breaststroke.
Besides Yanai and Tammy, more than 50 other swimmers from Saipan Swim Club and Tsunami Saipan posted PBTs in their respective races. In the morning race of the Northern Mariana Islands Swimming Federation-hosted event, 25 PBTs were made, while 52 were recorded in the afternoon.
In basketball, the various leagues continued with its regular season games.
In the MISO caging at the Marianas High School Gymnasium, MHS won the inaugural freshman game in the interscholastic league after beating Kagman. The Dolphins also downed the Ayuyus in the varsity and junior varsity matches, while Saipan Southern High School won its debut in the varsity against Eucon International School and Agape Christian School prevailed in the junior varsity tiff against Southern.
Over at the DLX caging, SSFM kept its unbeaten record after downing Docomo, while the Blue Haus caging resumed at the Garapan Basketball Court. Also at Garapan, Blue Haus retained its perfect mark in the QQ Cup.
The Garapan court was also the venue of the RBC Holiday Hoops, which crowned KFC/Taco Bell, It Don’t Matter, and Super Stars as division champions.
In bowling, Simon Manacop capped his back-to-back championships in the SBA/Budweiser King of the Lanes tournament after beating siblings Ruselle and Raymond Zapanta in the finals at the Capital Bowling Center.