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New winners in Nadroga Navosa zone meet

Maciu Malo
Sunday, March 23, 2014

NEW winners were crowned in this year's Coca-Cola Games Nadroga Navosa athletics zone meet.

Sigatoka Andhra and Sigatoka Methodist colleges ended Cuvu College's dominance in the zone.

Andhra College led by inspirational sprint king Pita Vonowale dominated the sprint events and relays to end Cuvu College's six-year reign.

The battle between Andhra and Cuvu went down to the wire as they were level with 15 gold medals each before Vonowale anchored his 4x100m senior boys relay team to a golden win and enabling his team to win the boys' title.

In the girls category, Sigatoka Methodist dominated the field events to win 13 gold medals, and surprisingly Sigatoka Valley made its mark to come in second with 11 gold medals.

The win is the first for the school since the inception of the competition.

Bemana Catholic School track queen Loata Meawai was named the best female athlete for winning the 200m, 400 and helping her 4x100m relay team to win gold medal.

A total of 28 records were set during the two-day event.

Zone spokeswoman Miliana Druma said the standard of the games had improved over previous years.

She also acknowledged the performances of rural and small schools such as Sigatoka Valley, Bemana and Kavanagasau.

"The competition level has improved, this is evident in the number of records being set," said Druma.

"This crowning as new winners show the competitiveness of the games.

"This will be a good year for Nadroga athletes and we just need to help prepare our students for the Fiji finals."

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