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Ballantine And Nasinu Win

  Ballantine Memorial School and Nasinu Secondary School came out on top in the girls and boys division at the Suva Zone One competition at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Ballantine
01 Apr 2016 11:59
Ballantine And Nasinu Win
The Boys 4x100 meters rely event yesterday at the ANZ Stadium.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

 

Ballantine Memorial School and Nasinu Secondary School came out on top in the girls and boys division at the Suva Zone One competition at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

Ballantine Memorial School dominated the girls division collecting 24 gold, 11 silver and eight bronze medals to win first place, while Nasinu Secondary finished in second place in the division with seven gold, nine silver and nine bronze medals. International Secondary School Suva finished third in the division with four gold medals and one bronze medal.

In the boys division Nasinu Secondary School finished in first place with 10 gold, seven silver and six bronze medals. Cathedral Secondary School was in second with nine gold, nine silver and three bronze and Ratu Sukuna Memorial School finished third with six gold, five silver and eight bronze medals.

Zone president Uraia Toribau said the 22 competing schools prepared themselves well for the two days tourney.

“It was good to see all schools had prepared really well for the zonal meet and have come out in full force.

“The sub-junior grade did well in the new events they participated in,” Toribau said.

He also expressed his concerns on talented athletes who met the qualifying times in the heats but couldn’t take part in the final.

“That’s part of the Fiji Secondary Athletics rule; if we have more than five heats then the first place from each heats qualifies to the final. There are no semifinals.

“We find it unfair because some athletes that finished second or third in their heat have met the qualifying times,” Toribau said.

A total of 1674 athletes competed in the two days event.

Nevertheless the competition completed successfully as athletes look forward to the Coca-Cola games on April 28-30.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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