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Tokona steers Rewa to win

March 03
11:51 2013

Rewa House’s Reuben Tokona wins the blue ribbon event during the Queen Victoria School interhouse at Nukuvuto yesterday. Photo: JONA KONATACI


National Under-18 fullback Reuben Tokona proved himself once again at the Queen Victoria School Inter-house meet at Nukuvuto yesterday. This was after he stormed home to win the senior boys 100metres final.
The 18-year-old ran a time of 11.65seconds and steered his Rewa House to victory in front of hundreds of parents and supporters
The wet and soggy ground condition failed to dampen spirits of the Victorians as they all tried their best to win medals for their respective houses and at the same time secure a place for the upcoming Tailevu Zone Meet.
Tevita Vatanitawake, also of Rewa House, won the 100m junior boys final while Josua Qio of Bau House set a new record of 44.79m in the junior boys discus throw.
Rewa House dominated the track events in both the long and short distances run.
School head of Physical Education, Music and Art and Craft Tavo Sorovakatini said many potential athletes have been identified however more development needs to be done for the junior athletes who have just had a taste of secondary schools athletics competition.
“All our students are the best and they have displayed and showcased potentials in this inter- house meet,” Sorovakatini said.
“However, we would need to develop and build our athletes in preparation for the zone meet.
“Some of our students have broken the old school records and this is a positive sign in the build up to the zone and the national competition.
Meanwhile, Rewa House defied all odds and proved too strong against their three other counterparts when they successfully defended their inter- house title at the Nukuvuto ground yesterday.
They walked away with 21 gold medals while Bau House was second with 11 gold, Tovata third on 5 gold medals and Verata House with 2 gold medals.

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