Ba Zone blue ribbon champion eyes national event

Jona Nabaro of Khalsa College wins the senior boys 100m final during the Ba Zone at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

Jona Nabaro of Khalsa College wins the senior boys 100m final during the Ba Zone at Churchill Park in Lautoka yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

KHALSA College sprinter Jona Nabaro defended the blue ribbon event he won last year to stamp his mark at this year’s Coca-Cola Ba Zone with a time of 10.97 seconds at Lautoka’s Churchill Park yesterday.

Inspired by his second blue ribbon win, Nabaro is ready to settle the score with some of the country’s top sprinters after failing to qualify in the senior boys 100m final last year.

Nabaro said he had tasted the experience of top level competition last year and this had motivated him to win this year.

“I am happy to defend my title at the Ba Zone and I’m looking forward to the Suva games,” he said.

“I finished third in the Fiji Finals senior boys 100m heats last year and this year I want to make my mark.”

He said the competition would be tough as some runners from last year would also compete this year.

“I know it is going to be tougher than last year but I am ready for the best.

“There are some big names running for Natabua, Marist, Suva Grammar and other top schools but it will not deter me from giving my best.”

Nabaro, said he would work hard to improve on his time as he chased a piece of history for his school.