Fiji Time: 5:58 PM on Sunday 14 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Back on tracks

Rashneel Kumar
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

JOHN Wesley College returned to the synthetic tracks after a lapse of nine years yesterday when it hosted its inter-house competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

The school has been hosting its inter-house competition on grass tracks but because of the new qualification rules for the Coca-Cola Games, it decided to bring the event to the stadium.

Inter-house co-ordinator Saimoni Turagavou said the school forked out $1400 to use the stadium.

"It's after nine years we are having the inter-house on tracks.

"This will surely help the athletes especially in qualifying for the Coca-Cola Games," he said.

The Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Association will this year set up a qualifying time for athletes to make the Fiji Finals.

Turagavou said they aimed to send more athletes to the national event this year.

"We send about 12 athletes every year to the Games but we are hoping to increase that number this year."

John Wesley will rely heavily on its middle distance runners and Turagavou believes they have good chances of winning medals in the sub-junior grade.

"We have athletes who will be senior in the sub-junior category because of the new age grading system," Turagavou said.

"We hope to capitalise on that and win some medals in the sub-junior grade."

Meanwhile four houses Bole, Tuilovoni, Ratabacaca and Sotutu competed yesterday.

The results were yet to be finalised when this edition went to press last night.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65860.6396
JPY 53.786250.7862
GBP 0.32630.3183
EUR 0.41800.4060
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66930.6443
USD 0.47540.4584

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 12th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Family mourns loss
  2. Office of the President downplays rumours
  3. Ryan awaits Viriviri's release from club
  4. Sewer spill
  5. Remand assault probe
  6. Town flood woes
  7. Fiji agrees to Paris Agreement
  8. Americans Helping America CEO arrested
  9. Music video for lovers
  10. Keep waterways clear at all times, businesses told

Top Stories this Week

  1. Angry 7s fan smashes TV screen Tuesday (09 Feb)
  2. Dead on the beach Thursday (11 Feb)
  3. Need speed Monday (08 Feb)
  4. 3 MPs are out Wednesday (10 Feb)
  5. NZ 7s final refereeing charade an embarrassment Monday (08 Feb)
  6. Ryan: Sunshine ahead Tuesday (09 Feb)
  7. Investigation as nurse falls with baby Tuesday (09 Feb)
  8. Sydney 7s thriller Wednesday (10 Feb)
  9. The origin of Fiji's sevens series Monday (08 Feb)
  10. Sevens change Wednesday (10 Feb)