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Savu in top form

Emoni Narawa
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

HE spread his wings to fly while anchoring his Lambert House senior boy's 4x100metres relay final to win gold, an expression of his joy after earlier breaking a 19-year long jump record.

National athletics rep Simione Savu was a class of his own during the Marist Brothers High School inter-house at the ANZ Stadium yesterday.

Savu set a new record when he broke Joe Rodan Junior's long jump record of 6.88m yesterday. His new record stands at 6.90m. Savu's personal best is 7.14m.

He said he never thought of setting the new record.

"I woke up this morning, with the thought of coming to participate only," he said.

"The thought of setting a new record was not in my mind, but I am thankful to the Almighty for giving me the strength to win gold for my house."

Savu said he needed to lift his preparation to another level prior to the zone meet which the boys from Flagstaff are defending champions of.

MBHS is also the boy's defending champions in the Coca-Cola Games.

"I am indeed happy to set this new record. It's been long but all credit to the Almighty. I still have to train hard before the zone and the Cokes."

However, Savu could not help his side as they lost their grip on their title to Augustine. Lambert scored 4448 points while Augustine took the overall title with 4594.


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