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Natabua, Jasper Dominate Day One

Natabua High School and Jasper Williams High School top the medal tally in the boys and girls division respectively after Day One of the 2015 Coca-Cola Games yesterday. Defending champions
25 Apr 2015 13:58
Natabua,  Jasper  Dominate  Day One
Salote Baravilala of Jasper Williams High School on her way to win the sub junior girls 100 metres final event during the Coca-Cola Games at ANZ Stadium last night. Photo: Rama

Natabua High School and Jasper Williams High School top the medal tally in the boys and girls division respectively after Day One of the 2015 Coca-Cola Games yesterday.

Defending champions Jasper Williams leads with 10 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze medals ahead of rivals Adi Cakobau School who have 3 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze medals.

St Joseph Secondary School sits in third place with 3 gold medals.

Natabua High lead the boys medal tally with 8 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze, Queen Victoria School in second place with 5 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.

Defending champions Marist Brothers High sits in third place with 4 gold, 3 silver and 8 bronze medals.

The boys from Natabua also broke three records. Former Tavua College student, Waisale Dausoko, won

gold for Natabua and set a record of 7.20 metres in the senior boys long jump event. Adding on to the record list was Paula Nasara, also of Natabua, who won gold with a record jump of 5.84m in the sub junior long jump event.

Year Nine student of Natabua Seveci Matanitobua won gold in the junior boys 1500m event in a record-breaking run clocking 4:21minutes erasing the old time of 4:24 set by teammate Isikeli Waseaqali.

Senior boys middle distance runner and national rep Batinisau Ulaiyata was also the trump card for the ‘Sugar City’ side after winning the senior boys 400m and is looking strong to provide a tough challenge to Blue Ribbon champion Aaron Powell in the 200m final today.

The Lautoka-based school added on excitement to the gold medal count creating the first upset in day one in the intermediate boys 1500m where Bua native Waseaqali defeated Suva Grammar Farasiko Mualevu who is currently the record holder for the event.

Jasper on the other hand remains strong as they scooped medals from the tracks and field events.  Sereseini Vesoka contributed two gold medals for Jasper in the senior girls triple and long jump events. Jasper’s third gold came from Atelaite Inoke in the Girls junior high jump. Alesi Kunaura also took gold for Jasper in the senior girls high jump.

The girls in purple also flourished in the track events as sub junior girls champion Salote Baravilala set a new record time of 12.77sec, erasing the old time of 12.90sec set last year.

Makereta Naulu of Jasper ran a record time of 57.33sec in the junior girls 400m breaking the old time of 58.70sec. Meresiana Vukici contributed to their medal tally after winning the intermediate girls 400m and looks good to anchor her 4x400m relay team today.

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