THE tfl National Stadium in Suva erupted with loud cheers from the grandstand and grounds as the Triple N Zone and Suva Zone I got underway on Wednesday and Thursday respectively this week.
After the events were postponed last week because of the wet weather conditions, there was no stopping the hardworking athletes from giving their all in the track and field events. On Wednesday, 32 records were broken in the Triple N Zone. Notable record breakers for the girls' division at the Triple N Zone came from the dominant Waimanu Kui stars from Adi Cakobau School who continue to hold a strong grip on the title for the 24th time.
ACS broke 11 of the 32 records, particularly in the junior girls 200 meters; inter-girls long jump, triple jump, javelin, shot put, 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m; and senior girls shot put and discus events.
Defending Triple N Zone boys division champions Lelean Memorial School brushed off stiff competition from rivals Sila Central High winning a 13 gold, 8 silver and 6 bonze medals compared to Sila Central's 12 gold, 13 silver and 5 bronze.
LMS also broke eight records in the junior boys 100m, 200m, shot put, long jump and javelin; inter-boys high jump, discuss and 4x400m events.
Other schools that broke records in the Triple N included Rewa Secondary School in the sub junior girls long jump, sub junior boys long jump and junior boys 800m; Sila Central twice in the inter-boys 100m, 200m, long jump and javelin; Dilkusha in the junior boys high jump; BDA in the inter-boys 1500m; NPHS in the inter-boys shot put, NAK in the inter-girls discus and LHS twice in the senior boys shot put and javelin.
Meanwhile, in the Suva Zone 1 competition, Dudley High School came out victorious with 8 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze in the boys division, Nasinu Secondary came in second and Wainimakutu Secondary and LDS Church College in third and fourth place respectively.
In the girls division, Wainimakutu Secondary stamped their mark with 10gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze followed by Assemblies of God High School with 7 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze, Ratu Sukuna Memorial and Namosi Secondary in third and fourth place respectively.