Maritime zone set for tough battle
13 April, 2018, 12:00 am
EXCITING competition is expected in the Coca-Cola Maritime Zone as island athletes battle to showcase their talents in their effort to join the best at next weekend’s Coca-Cola Games.
The participating schools include Yasawa High School, Ratu Finau College, Adi Maopa Secondary School, Cicia High School, Gau Secondary School and Koro High School.
Maritime Zone official Biu Colati said all athletes who would be competing net week met the required time and distance set out by the Coca-Cola Games organisers. He said the new games requirements saw only the cream athletes participating at the zone meets.
Colati said some athletes arrived last week and familiarised themselves on the synthetic tracks at the ANZ Stadium.
“This year’s competition will be different and tough compared with previous years mainly because of the qualification criteria set out for the athletes to meet before the zone meet,” he said.
“All athletes competing this year have met the required time and distances set out for their respective events. And most of these schools arrived in Suva last week to best prepare for the games.”
Colati said those qualified from the competition would participate in next weekend’s games.
“Some of these athletes have prepared well for the competition and will be out to upset some big names from other schools. The islanders are eager to showcase their talents during the Maritime Zone,” he said. The competition will be held on Monday at 8am.