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Athletes should compete regularly to improve

Moiz Munif
Sunday, January 28, 2018

ATHLETICS Fiji is calling on athletes to attend weekly competitions.

Athletics Fiji chief development officer Joseph Rodan Jr said attending the competition weekly could assist athletes, especially students who were preparing for the 2018 Coca-Cola Games.

THE Shop N Save-sponsored Fiji Athletics weekly competition continued at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

"In our sport, it is important to have regular competitions. You cannot just train. If you want to improve, you have to come out. It's a combination of actually getting everything together on what they learned over the week into a competition phase," he said.

"This is open to any athlete. Our season started last November and ends around July window, but it is an opportunity to allow all school athletes who are gunning for the Coca-Cola Games. There are inter-houses coming up. The weekly competitions is an opportunity to compete and see where they are and how they stand in comparison to their competitors."

Meanwhile, in the 100m open women's heat one, Makareta Naulu clocked 12.78 seconds to claim first place while Elenani Tinai stopped the clock at 13.10 secs in the second heat.

In the men's open 100m, national rep Aaron Powell came in first with a time of 11.18 secs and Samuela Railoa 11.20 secs.

Some results from yesterday: Event: 3000m- open men - 1. Avikash Lal 9.26.87 minutes, Event: 100m: U14 women heat 1. Adraiana Taku 14.58s, 2. Loraini Saummaki 15.71s, 3. Erica Fonmua 15.73s. Heat 2, 1. Sera Colati 14.19s, 2. Tokasa Gukirewa 14.22s, 3. Sainimere Yabaki 15.76s. Event: 100m: U14 men/women mixed -1.Sunia Waqai 16.13s, 2.Freddy Miller 16.46s, 3. Leila Sandy 16.65s. Event: 100m: U16: women heat 1; 1.Salote Baravilala 13.62s, 2. Veniana Roqica 14.61s, 3.Sereana Raloga 14.91s. Event: 100m U16 women Ht 2, 1. Veniana Bukicavou 13.91s, 2. Christina Matavola 13.97s, 3. Maraiah Oneil 14.18s. Event 100m - Open women HT 1. Makareta Naulu 12.78s, 2. Heleina Young 12.96s, Louisa Tubuilagi 13.36s. Event 100m open women Ht: 1. Elenani Tinai 13.10s, Sereana Raqata 13.26s, Alesi Bulisava 13.92s. Event 100m - open men 1. Aaron Powell 11.18s, Samuela Railoa 11.20s, Francis Kirikirikula 11.42s. Event 50m - U10 boys/girls mixed , 1. Freddy Muller 8.73s, 2. Leila Sandy 9.02s, Nathaniel Rodan 9.31s. Event 800m U14 women 1. Ana Masau 2.48.73m, 2. Vani Makaira 4.10.10m; 800m -U16 women 1. Davina Cleary 2.37.67m; 2. Vilorina Tuilawake 2.46.78m, 3. Nanise Vakacequ 3.09.42m; 800m -women U18, 1. Emele Volavola 2.39.03m, 2. Vani Loloma 2.40.34m, 3. Liviana Kula 2.57.15m; 800m - U18 men, 1. John Ricacardo 2.21.99m.

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