Coke Games: Vulinitu out of the race

Bluez � The winning 4x100m QVS senior team (L-R) Rupeni Caucau, Jim Bolakoro (Blue ribbon event winner), Baoga Larua and Misaele Vakadranu at the Tailevu zone on Thursday March 29. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Bluez � The winning 4x100m QVS senior team (L-R) Rupeni Caucau, Jim Bolakoro (Blue ribbon event winner), Baoga Larua and Misaele Vakadranu at the Tailevu zone on Thursday March 29. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

Update: 2:31PM
QUEEN Victoria School is out of contention for national high school athletics supremacy following dismal performance at Thursday’s Tailevu Zone competition.

The school won 17 gold medals against the 21 they won last year compared to 32 that rivals and zone champions Ratu Kadavulevu School took home.

This gives a stronger Ratu Kadavulevu School wider berth against reigning champs Natabua High School and Marist Brother’s High School. 

Suva Grammar School whose old scholars and principal had embarked last year on a three year strategic plan.

The plan is bearing fruits with long time SGS coach Jone Delai’s efforts showing in great Suva Zone II results with 20 gold medals, 19 silver and 14 bronze to take back to Veiuto.

SGS now looks good to make a strong play for third or fourth place at the Coke Games. 

QVS did however take home from the Tailevu Zone the blue ribbon award when Jim Bolakoro won the senior boys 100mtre final.

The Wainibuka lad also helped the schools senior boys 4x100m team win gold and he grabbed top honors in the 200m event to become the zones Best Male Athlete award winner.

The Coca Cola Games will be held from April 19-21 at the ANZ Stadium. 

Read The Fiji Times for lead up coverage of next months Coca Cola Games.