10 records fall
21 March, 2018, 12:00 am
TEN records were shattered in the first day of the Nadroga-Navosa Athletics Zone competition at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka, yesterday.
Cuvu College and Sigatoka Methodist High School lead the medal tally in the boys and girls divisions respectively before the competition resumes this morning.
All new records were set in the field events as the rivalry between Cuvu and Sigatoka Methodist is expected to increase another level today.
Cuvu College has won 12 gold medals in the boys division while Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College finished second with five gold medals followed by Sigatoka Methodist with three gold medals yesterday.
Sigatoka Methodist has five gold medals followed by Cuvu with four while Nasikawa Vision College claiming third spot with two gold medals in the girls division.
But it was the Nasikawa Vision sprinters who stole the show in the last event of day one winning the blue ribbon event and the senior girls 100m final.
Suliano Lotawa was crowned the zone’s fastest athlete with a time of 11.10sec on the grass tracks at Lawaqa Park while his teammate Meresalala Tuicakau won the senior girls 100m final with a time of 13.06secs.
Meet manager Arvind Narayan said the first day was a success.
“The 10 records show the commitment and hard work showed by the athletes,” said Narayan.
The competition ends today.
Records: Junior boys javelin Atunaisa Ketenisaurani of Cuvu College (48.55m), junior girls high jump Akanisi Nasiga of Cuvu College (1.41m), inter boys javelin Vilikesa Sayabo of Ratu Lalabalavu (45.50m), inter boys high jump Norman Temo of Sigatoka Andhra (1.80m), sub junior girls discuss Titilia Nikonisau of Sigatoka Andhra (22.13m), senior boys long jump Penijiamini Naisorowale of Sigatoka Methodist (6.18m), sub junior boys javelin Watisoni Ligacere of Sigatoka Andhra (47.50m), sub junior boys javelin Sakiusa Taleua of Cuvu College(33.80m), sub junior girls javelin Paulina Natura of Sigatoka Valley (27.15m), senior girls high jump Laisa Bukalidi of Sigatoka Methodist (1.45m)
Boys G S B
Cuvu 12 7 8
Sigatoka Andhra 4 3 4
Sigatoka Methodist 3 6 3
Girls G S B
Sigatoka Methodist 5 4 6
Cuvu 4 5 2
Nasikawa Vision 2 2 2