LAST year's most decorated athlete from the North at the Coca-Cola Games, Adi Cea Disiga is ready to go a notch up this year.
In the Macuata Zone Two competition held at the Labasa Muslim grounds yesterday, the intermediate girl's blue ribbon and 200 metres events winner scooped the best female athlete award.
The Labasa College student won the bronze medal in the intermediate girls 100m before sprinting to a silver medal win in the 200m dash at the Coca-Cola Games last year.
Zone president Vinay Singh said Disiga showed promising signs of a better performance at the national secondary schools meet this year.
"She looks much stronger and confident from last year," Singh added.
Dreketi High student Josese Rabese was named the best male athlete after he scooped gold medals in the 800m, 1500m and 4x400m relay events.
Labasa College was crowned the winner after the school managed 19 gold, 28 silver and 11 bronze medals.
Dreketi High came second with 19 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals while Nabala Secondary was placed third with 17 gold, seven silver and 12 bronze medals.
The zone had 10 schools competing with included giants Labasa College, Dreketi High, Nabala, Ahmadiyya Muslim, Seaqaqa Central, Tabia Sanatan, Labasa Muslim, Waiqele Secondary, Vunimoli Secondary and Labasa Arya.