The Women’s Heptathlon event began on Tuesday at the 2017 Pacific Mini Games with four competitors from just two nations – one of which is the host nation of Vanuatu.

The first four of seven events were held: the 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put and the 200m race with Long Jump, Javelin and an 800m event to complete the seven sport card on Wednesday.

Adrine Monagi of PNG competitors dominated the opening hurdles event while Raylyne Kanam, also from Papua New Guinea, is placed second.

Jemila Kuao from Vanuatu secured second in the Shot Put and third in the High Jump and the 200m race, while her teammate Lilly Lawantak finished third in the 100m Hurdles and Women’s Shot Put.

With three events to go on the second day of the Heptathlon competition, it will be a question of whether the Monagi can be pulled back to the field or will it be simply a battle for placings between the other three athletes?

By Livae Molisa