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Numbers increase in athletics meet

Arin Kumar
Sunday, February 23, 2014

MORE than 200 athletes participated in yesterday's athletics competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

It was the biggest crowd to gather for a Saturday competition since its start late last year.

Competition official Maciu Koroitamana said the reason for the sudden increase in participation was that the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Championship and the Coca-Cola Games were just around the corner.

He said many schools had completed their inter-house meets and some would have theirs this week.

"As we move closer to the Coca-Cola Games, we expect the numbers to increase even more," Koroitamana said.

"This is the largest participation we have had so far because in the past Saturdays, we had only a little more than 100 athletes."

Koroitamana thanked the athletes for turning up and urged them to continue training and competing.

"They need to have regular competition if they want to improve.

"The Saturday competitions are held every two weeks and we would like to urge more athletes to come forward and participate."

Meanwhile, SCA Hygiene Australasia Ltd Pacific general manager Eldon Eastgate gave four trophies to the organisers of the competition yesterday.

The trophies are for the men's 100m, women's 400m, Outstanding Youth Athlete and the Best Female Performance Jumps.

Koroitamana said the trophies would be at stake every fortnight and were an incentive for the athletes to perform to the best of their ability.








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