THE Koro Island High School team aims to expose their seven athletes to the top level of competition at this year's Coca-Cola Games at the National Stadium in Suva.
The school is back after a lapse of two years and will heavily rely on their long distance runners to win medals at the two-day annual meet, starting tomorrow.
They have made a good start to their campaign, winning six gold medals at the Maritime Zone, which was held on Tuesday.
Team manager Mataiasi Tawake said they would not let their "costly" trip to Suva go in vain and would try to at least scoop a medal at the Games.
Koro High spent close to $4000 to participate at the event.
"Since we are back after two years, we want these athletes to feel the atmosphere and have an idea of what top level athletics competition is about," he said.
"Any medals, if it comes our way, will be a bonus for us."
Tawake said their athletes had toiled hard in order to represent the school at the Coca Cola Games.
He said lack of proper training facilities affected their preparation but it failed to dampen the spirit of their athletes from preparing to their best.
Tawake added the raw talents of their athletes would be something to watch out for at this year's event.
"We trained (together) for three weeks. Our biggest chance of winning medals lies on the middle and long distance (track) events. This is the first time for these athletes to compete at the Coca Cola Games and our main focus is getting them exposed to this level of competition."
Meanwhile, there are four maritime zone schools competing at this year's Fiji Finals and they are Koro, Rotuma High, Gau Secondary and Yasayasa Moala High.