JUPITER successfully defended the Natabua High School (NHS) inter-house athletics meets at their school grounds in Lautoka yesterday.
The blue house raked in 23 gold, 19 silver and 15 bronze medals to dominate the competition once again.
In second place was Venus (green house) with 21 gold, 24 silver and 17 bronze.
Mars (red house) was second with 17 gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze while Pluto (yellow house) finished at the bottom of the pile.
NHS PEMAC head of department Sairusi Naituku said despite the bad weather conditions in the west, they managed to have a successful meet.
He said even with rain and wet grounds, the athletes gave it their best shot for their respective houses.
"This year, we witnessed a big improvement overall in the standard of competition," the former national rugger said.
"The athletes delivered their best performance despite the rain and the wet and muddy ground conditions," he said.
Naituku said their star athlete from last year; Leone Natusa will be the man to watch at this year's Coca Cola Games.
"He (Natusa) is in Form Seven this year and he is a very fast runner and has chances to win the 100m, 200m and 400m events."
The Venus runner will be Natabua's top bet in the Lautoka zone competition that would be held two weeks later.
"Also our field athletes did well and we saw some good thows in the shot put and discus event while our long jumper also impressed with their performance."
NHS are also the defending champions of the zone competition.