Pro triathletes take spotlight
Tag: Austria, football, NMIFA, San Antonio
Last week’s arrival of pro triathletes who competed in the 2014 XTERRA Saipan Championship took away the spotlight from local teams.
Seventeen pro triathletes came to Saipan early last week to compete in last Saturday’s Crown Jewel of XTERRA Tour. The list is lead by eventual XTERRA Saipan winners Ben Allen of Australia and Carina Wasle of Austria. Completing the roster were South Africa’s Dan Hugo, Bradley Weiss, and Nicolas Sterk, New Zealand’s Oliver Shaw and Marl Leishman, Switzerland’s Olivier Marceau, Austria’s Markus Benesch, Guam’s Mieko Carey and Charlie Epperson, Russia’s Aleksandr Dorovskikh, United Kingdom’s Jacqui Slack, Switzerland’s Renata Bucher, and Japan’s Takahiro Ogasawara and Yasuko Miyazaki.
With a bunch of triathletes competing on Saipan, other events on the island took a back seat to XTERRA.
The Saipan Little League Baseball played its last regular season games in the Junior and Senior League, while the Major division and the Big League had matches past the halfway mark of the eliminations.
In football, the NMIFA youth league is near completion of the matches in the girls and boys U15 and boys U18 age groups.
Still in football, Matansa and Kanoa FC won in Week 2 of the women’s league, while MP United and Shirley’s FC settled for a draw.
In basketball, the finals cast in MDX caging was completed after Gwap Gang and the Pelicans survived San Antonio and IT&E in the semifinals, respectively.
In baseball, the defending champions GSM Brewers and Yankees are in a neck-and-neck battle for the lead in the 2014 Saipan Baseball League.