DAV Girls College is targeting its first ever gold medal at the Coca-Cola Games from Ecelina Navuga Waqasaqa.
The Samabula school has never won a gold medal at the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Championship since it was established in 1952 and this year they are confident of ending the drought.
The school's head of PEMAC department, Rohit Ritesh Sharma said Waqasasa had been training for the Fiji finals since the beginning of the first term of school this year.
Waqasaqa, originally from Nadoi in Rewa, will be competing in the junior girls 800 metres event.
"At the Suva Zone II competition, she beat students from the other 16 schools including giants Suva Grammar School," Sharma said.
"The only medals we have won at the Fiji finals was a silver medal in 2010 but now we want a gold medal."
She recorded a time of 2.26 seconds in the zone and the Coke Games record stands at 2.23 seconds.
"This is the first time I am taking part in 800 metres because when I took part in the Chow Games, it was in the 1500 metres event," said the 18-year old Form Four student.
Waqasaqa said she wanted to do what her mother did in her secondary school years.
"I want to be just like my mother Torika Rokobuaca, she was also a top runner but in the long distance events."
She said after her secondary school career, she wants to become a national rep in athletics.
"I am targeting gold this year and in the years to come, I will still run 800 metres and I have made up my mind not to switch schools but stick with DAV Girls. And my eventual aim is to become a national rep," Waqasaqa said.