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MBHS's Matau throws out 13-year record

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, April 28, 2012

SETAREKI MATAU of Marist Brothers' High School was on cloud nine after breaking a 14-year old record in the intermediate boy's discuss event during the Fiji Finals in Suva yesterday.

The form five student who also set a personal best said he was determined to produce an outstanding achievement on day-one.

Matau broke Suva Grammar School, Sikipo Fihaki's record of 46.41 metres set in 1998.

Matau is the first in the family to compete in a field event. His brother and father were both runners at secondary school level.

"I feel good and great to win something for my school and I believe I have done my part winning this gold medal," the 17-year old said.

Teammate William Fall grabbed silver while Samuela Tavui of Lelean Memorial School settled for the bronze medal.

"Well I have done my part at training and I know the only one who will help is the Lord Almighty. I just came here to give my best and this is a bonus for me to set a record. I was expecting a gold when coming into the Fiji Finals," he added.

The Kadavu lad thanked his family and coaches and all those who rallied behind him yesterday.


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