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Natabua High School Sprinters Dominate

"It did not end there, also in im­pressive form is Pita Dolavale of Natabua High who took out the intermediate boys 100m final with a time of 11.5s ahead of team-mate Samule Navoce and Usaia Suwe re­spectively."
24 Mar 2019 14:23
Natabua High School Sprinters Dominate
Aiden Caine of St Thomas High School on his winning jump in the sub junior boys long jump during the Lautoka/ Yasawa zone competition at Churchill Park in Lautoka on March 22, 2019.Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Natabua High School has a strong field of sprinters in the boy’s event. This was evident during the Lautoka/Ya­sawa zone competition at Church­ill Park in Lautoka.

In the senior boy’s 100m final, it was Nemani Mudrelagi that took top honours with a time of 11.1 seconds ahead of Tilak High School’s Solomoni Korovulavula who clocked 11.63s closely followed by Niumaia Sakealevu also of Na­tabua High with a time of 11.64s.

It did not end there, also in im­pressive form is Pita Dolavale of Natabua High who took out the intermediate boys 100m final with a time of 11.5s ahead of teammate Samule Navoce and Usaia Suwe re­spectively.

The Natalecake, Ba native is the younger brother of former Coca-Cola Games blue-ribbon event win­ner Shane Tuvusa.

“I’ve been trying to win a medal at the Cokes,” the 17-year-old told SUNsports on Friday.

“I will try to go up there and try to achieve what Shane has accom­plished at the Coke Games.”

In the sub junior boy’s long jump Aiden Caine of Saint Thomas High School took out two gold medals.

He first won the 100m sub-junior boys final and later claimed an­other gold medal in the long jump event.

The Year 9 student jumped a dis­tance of 5.24m. Caine was born in Suva but was raised in Samoa. He went on to live in France and India for a few years before moving back to Fiji.

“I can’t wait for the Coke Games,” he said.

In second spot was team-mate Kelevi Waibuta (5.17m) and third was Epeli Mafi (4.90m) of Natabua High.

Shannon Batibasaga of Jasper Williams High School took out gold in the junior girl’s high jump after she cleared the bar at 1.35m in her first attempt while Faith William of St Thomas High School settled for second place.

Moidean Moidean won the 400m gold medal for Natabua High in the 400m senior boys final.

Zone president Jupendra Narayan said competition has been really tough with other schools also win­ning medals in other grades.

NEW RECORDS

Two records were broken in the field events. The first in the senior boys shot put with Tiko Batibasaga winning gold with a record throw of 13.92m to break the previous re­cord of 13.59m set in 1997.

Leone V of St Thomas set a record throw of 39.76m in the sub-junior boy’s javelin.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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