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Emoni Narawa
Friday, April 06, 2012

HIS cousin has done it and he's just continuing the family's legacy in athletics. Another Verekauta emerged as the next tracks star during the Tailevu Zone meet yesterday.

Young Eparama Verekauta of Queen Victoria School, the cousin of former Pacific sprint champion and Wardens rugby winger Niko Verekauta graced the Tailevu meet with exceptional talent at the National Stadium. The 15-year old broke a six-year old record in the junior boy's 100 metres finals. Niko has represented Fiji at the Commonwealth Games thus would be a challenge for the upcoming sprinter.

Eparama smashed the old record of 11.69 seconds set by Josevata Rabonu of Ratu Kadavulevu Schools in 2006. The Kadavu man improved the record to 11.47s.

The Form Four student was in blistering form winning three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events.

Ilimaina. T of Tailevu North College also set a record in the junior girl's 100m finals.

Ilimaina set a time of 13.41s to smash the old record set by Unaisi Tuivakalea also of TNC in 2006.

Litia Koro set a new record in the intermediate girl's 400m finals with a time of 1 minute 3.82s. She broke the old record of 1.08.8 set by Aliti Marama of VNC in 2004.

Meet manager Waisiki Koroivulavula said the broken records showed how well prepared athletes were prior to the event.

"We are happy that three records have been broken and that shows that these athletes have prepared well before coming here. I can say that it is a big initiative by the athletes and the teachers to have those records and I believe all these athletes must be fired up for the Coke Games," Korovulavula said.





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