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Athletics Want Shauntel In

Shop N Save Athletics Fiji is pushing for the inclusion of Shauntel Lockington in the Pacific Games squad This was after Xavier College student set a new record in high
30 Apr 2015 10:08
Athletics Want Shauntel In
Record breaking jump ... Shauntel Lockington of Xavier College in Ba jumps 1.66 metres to break the old record of hers during the sub junior girls high jump during last week’s Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium, Suva. Photo: Rama

Shop N Save Athletics Fiji is pushing for the inclusion of Shauntel Lockington in the Pacific Games squad

This was after Xavier College student set a new record in high jump in the sub junior grade at the 2015 Coca-Cola Games last week in Suva.

Athletics Fiji chief development officer Joseph Rodan Junior said Lockington was a gold medal prospect after she recorded 1.66 metres at the ANZ Stadium.

In a letter to Team Fiji chef de mission Cathy Wong, Rodan said they were willing to drop an athlete to include Lockington.

“Lockington’s 1.66 record jump in the sub-junior girls grade is better than what was achieved by the gold medal winners at the last Mini Games and Pacific Games,”Rodan said.

“She is definitely a gold medal prospect.

“We are requesting for her inclusion in our team and we will drop one athlete to the reserve and intending to bring her in to the core squad.”

The gold medal prospects for athletics at the Pacific Games are:

Women: 1.Makalesi Tumalevu – Long Jump;2. Milika Tuivanuavou – Triple Jump; 3. Shauntel Lockington – High Jump; 4. 4x100m; 5. 4x400m.

Men: 1. Banuve T – 100m; 2.Banuve Tabakaucoro – 200m; 3. Batinisavu U – 400m; Eugene Vollmer – Triple Jump; 5Waisale Dausoko – Long Jump; 6. Leslie Copeland – Javelin; 7.4×100; 8.4x400m

The total is 5 from women and 8 from men for total of13 gold medals.

The other gold medal prospect could come from 100m Hurdle – Ana; women’s shot-put – Milika T; men’s 800m – Inia Sili;men’s 1,500m – Inia Sili; women’s 5,000m;women’s 10,000m.

 

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