ADI Cakobau School (ACS) proved that they are unbeatable in the Coca-Cola Games girls' division after scooping the title for the 12th consecutive year.
The girls from Waimanu have been dominating the Games since early 1990s and they continue to do so despite the tough challenge from the spirited Suva Grammar School. The Grammarians came close to ending the Adi Cakobau's winning streak this year after leading the (girls' division) medal tally in the opening day of the competition on Friday.
But they fell short to a determined ACS, which inspired by their die-hard supporters, came out strongly yesterday to retain the title they have been winning for the past 11 years.
Adi Cakobau's intermediate division's pride Elenoa Sailosi, who contributed three gold medals (100, 200 and 4x100 metres) towards her school's win, was ecstatic with the achievement.
Sailosi attributed the success to the team coaches and supporters, who she believes have been the pillar of their unending triumph. Inspired by the bible verses, Philippians 4:13, "I can do all this through Him who gives me strength" and Luke 1:37, "For nothing is impossible with God", Sailosi hopes they will continue to dominate the girls' division of the Fiji Finals in years to come.
And she is already looking forward to compete in the senior grade events next year, hoping to get crowned the next sprint queen of the secondary schools athletics competition.
"It will be a big challenge for me. I had a wonderful competition from my best friend Sisilia (Seavula of Saint Josephs Secondary) this year," Sailosi said.
"She will try to take the blue ribbon title (next year) and but we will prepare hard for another year and see how it goes." Meanwhile, Adi Cakobau's intermediate grade middle distance runner Miriama Senokonoko was named the best overall girl athlete at this year's Games.
Senokonoko, who is trying to qualify for the London Olympics, won three gold medals (400m, triple jump and 4x400m) and set two records in the triple jump and 4x400m events during the Games.
Marist Brothers High School senior athlete, Ratutira Narara scooped the best overall male athlete award.
The former Ba Provincial student also won three gold medals in 400, 800 and 4x400m and set two new records in the 400m and 4x400m events.