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Lautoka Maroons Reign

Lautoka Maroons Reign
FMF Foods Regional Sales and Branch manager Ganeshwar Mani presents the trophy for the overall winners to Lautoka Maroons at Churchill Park, Lautoka on November 18, 2017. Photo : Charles Chambers
November 19
13:20 2017


Lautoka Maroons once again stamped their mark at the Western FMF Chow Games taking out the overall winners’ trophy after two days of competition involving 1275 athletes.

The Maroons also scooped the boys section and runners-up in the girls’ category.

Nadi girls dethroned Nadroga to take out this category and this was through the strong showing of the U13 athletes.

However, the highlight of the competition was the setting of 31 new records.

The number of records has been attributed to the new synthetic track at Churchill Park.

The two stand-out athletes over the two days were Unaisi Tagabale of Nadroga in the U14 girls and Ratu Alipate Vuiwakaya of Lautoka Maroons.

Tagabale grabbed gold in the 100m and 200m events and anchored her team to capture silver in the 4 x 100m relay.

In doing so, she set a new record in the 200m clocking 26.32 seconds beating the old record of 27.66 and also a new record in the 100m winning in 13.02secs shaving .17 seconds off the old record.

Ratu Alipate won the 100m and 200m events and smashed both records.

In the 100m, he recorded 12.07secs, beating the old record by 0.41secs and in the 200 metres, clocked 24.97secs, taking 1.03 secs off the old record.

In the girls division, Nadi won the U9, U10 and shared with Lautoka Maroons the U11, Lautoka Maroons won the U12, U13 while Nadroga won the U14.

In the boys division, Lautoka Maroons won the U10 and U13, Nadroga won the U9, U11 and U12 while Ra took out the U14.


Edited by  Osea  Bola



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