POHNPEI, FSM, July 24. XENAVEE Pangelinan not only has the most exotic name among all competitors at the fifth Micronesian Games, she is also the undoubted class of the meet.
The Northern Marianas' (CNMI) standout won individual gold medals numbers three and four today and, once again, she did it in convincing fashion. She began by winning the 100m butterfly in 1:04.84, more than five seconds ahead of hedr nearest pursuer. One event later, she followed with a 17-seond victory in the 200m back, clocking 2:32.16. To finish up, she swam on CNMI's winning 4x200m free relay (9:29.91) to earn her second relay gold.
Pangelinan was not the only star today. Jared Heine, Marshalls Islands, also won two: the men's 100m fly in 1:00.21 and the 200 back in 2:11.53.
Other winners included Seung Gen Lee, CNMI, men's 400 free (4:22.40); Rachel Lannen, Guam, women's 50 breast (37.91); James Route, Pohnpei, men's 50 breast (33.35); and Tamiko Winkfield, CNMI, women's 400 free (4:48.38).