SPORTS

Baselawa, Red House Top

Baselawa took out gold in the senior boy’s long jump and triple jump, fin­ished in third spot in the 100 metres and also competed in the 4x400m relay.
15 Feb 2019 14:46
Baselawa, Red House Top
Kavekini Baselawa of Red House wins gold with a leap of 6 meters during the Senior Boys long jump at the Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Nadrala native Kavekini Basel­awa took out the best male athlete award during the Si­gatoka Methodist College athletics interhouse at the Lawaqa Park yes­terday.

The Year 13 student who campaigned for the overall Boys winner- Red House to pip defending champion Yel­low to second spot.

Baselawa took out gold in the senior boy’s long jump and triple jump, fin­ished in third spot in the 100 metres and also competed in the 4x400m relay.

“I am primed up for the zonal meet with the aim to be part of the Coke Games,” he said.

“I did not anticipate to win the best male athlete award but this is a moti­vating factor for me.”

Senikali Voli took out the best female athlete winning two gold medals in the 100m and 200m events.

Some other names to look out for are Marshall Kumar, Kelemedi Lagi in the sprints. Navitilai Batimala and Jimilai Nalio are the two trump cards in the senior boys’ track events.

Event director Nemani Soronaka­davu said: “This year we are looking at the elite athletes to prepare for the Cokes Games. We have three top ath­letes includes Joana, a silver medalist in the long jump (sub junior girls).

“We will try to do one better. There are also two players in the high jump and one in the triple jump.”

He said their aim is to win the boys title at the zonal event and retained the girls title.

Meanwhile, Red edged Yellow to claim the boys title with 15 gold, 22 sil­ver and 24 bronze medals.

Yellow finished with 15 gold medal, 12 silver and 20 bronze medals ahead of Green and Blue.

Yellow managed to retain the girl’s division with 24 gold, 15 silvers and 11 bronze ahead of Green. Red and Blue settled for third and fourth respec­tively.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



Got A News Tip


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


WEET BIX
For All Fiji Sun Advertising
Fijisun E-edition
Subscribe-to-Newspaper