Marist On Fire

Navunicagi wins 3000m gold, eyes to win today’s 1500m
05 Mar 2021 11:42
Marist On Fire
Marist Brothers High School runners (from left) 3000m open boys’ bronze medallist Zachaeus Smith, gold medal winner, Masibana Navunicagi and John Ting during the Suva Zone Two event at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, on March 4, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Marist Brothers High School long distance runner Masibana Navunicagi wants to work on his finishing before the Coca-Cola Games.

Navunicagi won the gold medal in the open boy’s 3000 metres of the Suva Zone Two at the ANZ Stadium, Suva, yesterday.

However, he was taken to the wire by Lomary Secondary School’s Moses Rounds who came in second.

Speaking to SUNsports Navunicagi said, he needs to raise the bar to stand a chance at the Coke Games.

“It was a close race, that indicated I’ve to work hard on my finishing,” he said.

“Running that race was almost like the Coke Games because we were running shoulder to shoulder.

“Having a good start is important, maintaining and building the lead is another thing but finishing strongly will be a bonus for me.”

Navunicagi said it is back to the drawing board as his coaches will look into ways to improve on his finishing.

“The competition tomorrow will be tough but I have to be composed when running in the 1500m finals,” he said.

“My mission is to win both the 1500m and 3,000m at the Coke Games but I’ve to improve on small things like these.

“I’ve a few weeks left for the Coke Games so the plan now is to stay consistent and lift my tempo in training,” he added.

The competition continues today



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