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Grammar Duo Fastest At Suva Zone Two

Tevita Sokiveta and Salote Baravilala were crowned champions in 100 metres finals at the Suva Zone Two competitions at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.
05 Mar 2020 13:40
Grammar Duo Fastest At Suva Zone Two
Salote Baravilala, anchors a 4x100metres senior girls and Tevita Sokiveta (right) of Suva won the Suva Zone 2 100metres senior boys final at ANZ Stadium on March 4, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Suva Grammar School won both blue ribbon titles yesterday.

Tevita Sokiveta and Salote Baravilala were crowned champions in 100 metres finals at the Suva Zone Two competitions at the ANZ Stadium, Suva.

Sokiveta said he prepared well with the help of his coach.

“I was expecting this win and I could not do it without my coach, Jone Delai, and the support from my school,”he said.

“I trained well for this and will try my best to beat Banuve Tabakaucoro’s time at the Coca-Cola Games,” he said.

The Nawaikama, Gau native also thanked his supporters and his mother who was at Laucala yesterday.

He clocked 11.14seconds ahead of Marist Brothers High School’s Lasarusa Senibale and Digitaki Marau who clocked 11.36 and 11.39 respectively.

Baravilala said her win was a pleasant surprise.

“I feel great as it has been awhile then I got back to the tracks. I was not expecting the race to be this easy.”

Baravilala also credited her win to Delai.

She hopes to better her time at the Coca-Cola Games.

“This is my final year and I would like to win the blue ribbon event”.

Baravilala clocked 12.31seconds.

Coke Gold Next For Puamau

Meanwhile, SGS’s Manoa Puamau set a new sub junior record of 4.57minutes in the 1500metres. He broke Harry Taylors 5.15minutes set back 2018.

The former Veiuto Primary School student ran in the 800m at the Chow Games last year.

“This is the first time for me to run in the 1500m and I’m glad I won it.

“I’m aiming to win gold and also break the record at the Coca-Cola Games in April

He said he was well prepared for this event.

“I started training last year during the school breaks.

“I train at the stadium and in school as well.”

Puamau thanked his parents and SGS coach, Jone Delai for their support.

Edited by Osea Bola

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