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Second shot at record

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, February 22, 2014

GOSPEL High School speedster Aaron Powell will have another crack at setting a new intermediate boys 100 metres record.

Powell was three milli-seconds slower than Banuve Tabakaucoro's record despite winning gold.

Following the new age rule that has been implemented this year, Powell believes he has another golden opportunity to break the record. Tabakaucoro's record of 10.71seconds in the intermediate boy's 100m was set in 2009.

"This is another opportunity for me to break the record," he said after the school's inter-house in Suva yesterday.

"I started training since last October and I am looking forward to this event."

He said the new age grading system might be a disadvantage to younger athletes but he felt the timing was just perfect for him to set a record.

"I am much fitter now, and I believe this is a good chance for me to try and break the record. I was just short by three milli-seconds which I think I can better this time around."

The 18-year-old cruised to win gold in the boys intermediate 100m and 200m yesterday.

Powell said there would be competition from his other mates such as Jacob Waqanivalu and Albert Miller during the Coca-Cola Games.

"I still need to work on few areas at training, especially my starting and finishing."

Female sprinter Younis Bese is another gold medal prospect for GHS.

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