WET weather conditions failed to dampen the spirits of athletes, supporters and students of schools participating in the Tailevu Zone meet last week.
The event was held at the tfl National Stadium in Suva on Thursday with Queen Victoria School and Tailevu North College taking out top honours.
QVS scooped 27 gold, 19 silver and 10 bronze medal pushing rivals Ratu Kadavulevu to second place with 9 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze. In the girls division, Tailevu North College stamped dominance in the track and field events totaling 19 gold, 6 silver and 15 bronze at the end of the one-day meet.
Saint Vincent College came in second spot with 9 gold, 7 silver and 9 bronze medals. Times Sport earlier reported QVS's long distance runner Emosi Bure was in fine form winning three gold medals in the senior boy's 1500 and 800 meters before helping his relay team win the 4x400m race to the finish line.
Another QVS product Tui Kurikurikula stopped the clock at 10.97 seconds in the blue ribbon event edging out his teammate Viliame Matai who won silver in the 100 meters event with a time of 11.12s.
Meanwhile, other zone competitions this week included the Suva Zone 1 and Triple N.
The pinnacle of secondary school athletics will be at the Coca-Cola Games scheduled at the end of this month.