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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.








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