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BMS strikes early

Paulini Ratulailai
Thursday, February 08, 2018

BALLENTINE Memorial School will be recruiting an athletics specialist to help them prepare for the Suva zone one competition.

School principal Mijieli Ralesi said the importance of having a specialist was to strengthen their weak areas.

"We've had a good year last year in successfully defending our title, but there were some weak areas that affected our performance," he said.

"That is the reason why we're bringing in a specialist to help us.

"Every track and field athlete must know the basic rules of having a free and fair play on the field then you can formulate an effective strategy and go on to win medals.

"We will work on our starting mark on the track to minimise false starts and having to be disqualified from the competition.

"Another area is to build up our athletes' confidence to help them perform well."

Ralesi said the focus was on their performance.

"It is not just about winning medals, but to build their sporting career.

"Not everyone is academically stable. We have girls who love sports and excel in various kinds of sports such as rugby, so our aim is to expose the athletes."

The Delainavesi all-girls school hopes to expose more raw talents.

Meanwhile, Marke House successfully defended their title winning 17 gold medals, 12 silver and 12 bronze medals.

Mills House finished second with 15 gold medals, 10 silver and 11 bronze medals.

In third place Brokenshire House won nine gold medals, 19 silver and 13 bronze medals with Tolley settling in with seven gold medals, five silver and nine bronze medals.

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