Lomary Athletes Urged To Work Hard

The Serua based- school is on a rebuilding phase as they once top the girl’s division in the early 1990s.
20 Feb 2021 15:19
Lomary Athletes Urged To Work Hard
Belasio Tuisiga (second from left) during Lomary High School inter-house inter-boys 100meters at ANZ Stadium on February 19, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Long distance runner Amele Likuwaqa is among athletes trying to lift Lomary Secondary School’s profile in this year’s Coca-Cola Games.

The Serua based- school is on a rebuilding phase as they once top the girl’s division in the early 1990s.

Likuwaqa said they would have to put in the hard yards in training.

“As a senior girl and being my last year at school I’ve reminded my team-mates that we need to double our efforts in training if we are to bring back lost glory,” she said.

“My personal aim is to make it to the Coke Games and win one last time. In 2019 I reached the Zone meet so this year I want to go a step further. “Running the 1500 and 3000 metres are not easy so I’ve to work hard in order to have a strong race.

“I’ve been training well at the dunes near Taunovo and hope to increase the intensity of my training from next week.

“We’ve to make sacrifices even the little things if have to achieve our goals,” she said.

Likuwaqa said running in the Suva Zone Two is a big challenge because she competes against runners from Suva Grammar School and Saint Joseph’s Secondary School.

“We’ve to plan our race well because these athletes are well-trained. Our technique has to be sharp and for that we really have to work hard in training,” she said.

LSS meet manager Waisake Kalivetau said they were using the interhouse competition to identify athletes to represent the school.

“Lomary competes in the Suva Zone Two and everyone knows how tough and competitive it is,” she said.

“We’re coming back after a long time so we are like any other school that is preparing for the sake of their students. Lomary is on a rebuilding phase after most of our students left for other schools.”

Results will be announced on Monday.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua


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