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Girls Winner Today

The girls’ title for the Suva Zone 2 will be decided today. This comes after a complaint was lodged ​last night ​regarding the total medal tally for the girls division​.​
24 Mar 2016 13:30
Girls Winner Today
Joseva Tabakaucoro broke the Intermediate Boys 200m finals during the Suva Zone 2. Marist won the Boys division with 38 Gold, 14 SIlver and 15 Bronze. Photo: JUSTINE MANNAN

The girls’ title for the Suva Zone 2 will be decided today.

This comes after a complaint was lodged ​last night ​regarding the total medal tally for the girls division​.​

 

The medal tally announced after the games ​yesterday ​was​:​

St Joseph Secondary School:

21 gold, 18 ​- silver and 10 ​- ​bronze.

Suva Grammar School:

16​ – gold, 21​ -​ silver and 9 ​- ​bronze​Lomary​ Secondary School:

6 ​- ​gold, 4 ​- ​silver and 3​ -​ bronze.

 

Suva Zone 2 President, Savenaca Muamua confirmed​ that a decision will be made today.

​He said an in-house meeting will ​take place with all the girls’ schools in the ​Z​one 2 competition present. He said there would be a recount of medals for the final tally​.

​Muamua did not elaborate​ further​.

​Meanwhile​,​ Marist Brothers High School made a clean sweep in the boys division bagging 38 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze.

Suva Grammar took home 7 gold, 25 silver and 12 bronze.

 

Broken records

Five ​games ​records were broken yesterday ​with three new records set by​ S​t Joseph​ Secondary School​. ​

​In the 100 meters junior grade, Heleina Youn​g beat the previous record of 12.41seconds. She clocked ​in ​12.18seconds.

​In the 4×1​00​ junior girls relay​, St Joseph stopped the clock at 51.60sesonds​​ ​breaking the previous record of 51.78seconds​.​

​Tera Narayan broke the inter​mediate girls high jump record set in 1994. The new record now stands at 1.47 metres from 1.44 metres.

Adi Mereseini Waqatoki of Suva Grammar School set a new record of 4.84metre​s in sub junior girls long jump event. ​ She broke a 21 year old record of 4.37 met​res​ set in 1995.

​​The Suva Grammar girls also smashed the junior girls 4×4​00 metres record 4.21.61s​econds.

In the boys division, Josefa Tabakaucoro broke the 400m​etres​ junior boys record with a run of 50.39seconds. The previous record of 52.1seconds​ was set by Eroni Cagi of Suva Grammar ​School.

Patrick Ledua of Vashist Muni College ​​set a new record of 6.01m​etres​ in the long jump.

Athletics Fiji ​President, ​Albert Miller said​ even though records were broken, the ​effects of Tropical Cyclone Winston ​​had a big impact in the way the athletes performed.

“The breaking of records is a good sign but from what I have seen today most athletes were  not​ as sharp as they were so it’s going to be an interesting ​C​oke games.”

Miller added: “All the athletes were not as fit as they were last year with the same time and looking at the previous weeks I can understand why. For the athletes of zone 2 qualifying, they got three more weeks to make up for fitness.”

Edited by Rosi Doviverata

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