Athletics

Marist, Grammar win Suva Zone 2 Athletics competition

Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) has retained their title as defending champions of the boys division in the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 Athletics competition held at the ANZ National Stadium yesterday.  Suva Grammar School (SGS) has won the girls division. MBHS bagged 38 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze, and SGS came in second place […]

Ashutosh Singh

March 24, 2016 1:13 pm

Marist Brothers High School (MBHS) has retained their title as defending champions of the boys division in the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 Athletics competition held at the ANZ National Stadium yesterday.  Suva Grammar School (SGS) has won the girls division.

MBHS bagged 38 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze, and SGS came in second place with seven gold, 25 silver and 12 bronze while Lomary Secondary School came third with four gold, six silver and seven bronze.

Ten records were broken at the competition.

Jovesa Tabakaucoro of MBHS broke the record in the 400m Junior Boys with 50.39secs. The previous record was 52.1secs set in 2007.

SGS’s Adi Mereseini Waqatoki set a new record of 4.84 metres in Sub Junior Girls long jump event breaking the previously set record of 4.37 metres was set by Raijieli. K of SGS in 1995.

Savenaca Muamua, the President of Suva Zone 2 Athletics Competition told Newswire that SGS was the actual winner of the girls division of the Coca-Cola Suva Zone 2 Athletics competition.  An earlier mistake saw Saint Joseph’s Secondary School announced the winner in the girl’s division.  They won 12 gold medals, but the tally read 21.

There was external pressure so we put more pressure on the people who were working and when the results came up we had not expected that to happen.

The very people who do work for Coca-Cola Games were handling this, so when the results were given we knew it was the right result because we trusted our people who were working on the ground.

No one was there to actually be blamed for this and we have resolved this matter internally at zone level.

Muamua added that both Saint Joseph’s and SGS kept their tally.  St. Joseph’s returned the trophy to the organiser this morning.

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