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Athletes record good times

Arin Kumar
Sunday, January 12, 2014

OFFICIALS at the Athletics Fiji (AF) competition were pleased with the turnout of athletes at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

The event was the first for the year and competition official Maciu Koroitamana said they also had athletes from outside of Suva attending the meet.

"We had athletes from the Jet Runners Club in Nadi, one girl from Duavata Secondary School which is located at Udu Point in Vanua Levu, and one girl from Vunisea in Kadavu," he said.

"They performed well in their respective events and we also saw that athletes did do their training during the festive season.

"We are thankful to all the officials, parents and supporters for taking time out to attend the competition."

Jet Runners Club athletes Avikash Lal and Ravnil Kumar were first and second respectively in the 5000m event while Navneet Kumar was third in the 800m.

Navneet, 23, of Ba was competing on the tracks for the first time and said the third placing was a motivation for him to do better.

"The competition was really good and different from where we compete in Nadi because here they have the tracks," the Nadi-based merchandiser said.

"Now I want to continue coming to participate in the Athletics Fiji competition and improve on my time."

Club president Abinesh Kumar said his athletes needed more competition at the highest level.

"Their performance today (yesterday) showed that we are really the flying Jets of long-distance racing," he said.

"And the only way our athletes will get better is if they get regular top level competition and also a few international events where they can test themselves against athletes from other countries."





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