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Dudley Athletes To Lift Performance

Dudley High School is committed to ensure that their athletes lift their performance during the Coca-Cola Games. School principal Nanise Tuimanono said they were pleased that around 900 students participated
24 Feb 2018 11:00
Dudley Athletes To Lift Performance
Dudley High School medal prospect Melchizedek Katafono at the ANZ Stadium, Suva on February 23, 2018. Photo: Grace Narayan

Dudley High School is committed to ensure that their athletes lift their performance during the Coca-Cola Games.

School principal Nanise Tuimanono said they were pleased that around 900 students participated in the competition. “This year we made it compulsory for all students to compete as it will build them up holistically and physically, she said.

“Definitely, our aim for the Coca-Cola Games this year is not only to get medals but lift up the performance of our athletes in all the grades as we want to revive the school’s participation during the games.

“However, what I have been noticing over the years is that we haven’t been producing athletes but we have the potential in our stu­dents.

“But nevertheless, we will work on the outcome of today’s results and then we will strategise on the different grades and retain our medal prospects from last year.

“The school is working towards having spe­cialised trainers who can assist in preparing our potential athletes for the upcoming zone and Coca-Cola Games later in the term.”

The inter-house competition was won by Baker House as they collected 25 gold, 17 silvers and 18 bronze medals followed by Cargill with 18 gold medals, 18 silvers and 12 bronze. Cross came fourth with 15 gold, 13 silvers and 19 bronze while Hunt came in third with 15 gold, 18 silvers and 13 bronze.

ZONE NEXT FOR KATAFONO

Dudley High School’s medal prospect Melchizedek Katafono is confident to make his mark in the Coca-Cola Games in April.

The 19-year-old who hails from Rotuma won silver in the intermediate boy’s 400m event during the Coke Games last year.

Katafono said he wants to lift his perfor­mance and win gold for the school.

“I’m looking forward to compete in the Co­ca-Cola Games but at the moment I need to improve on my time and speed,” he said.

“I believe after the inter-house meet today I will be in a better state to analyse my re­sult and work on ways to improve my per­formance. I will have to prove myself in the zone meet first where the level of competi­tion will be intense.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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