27th May 07:54 PM
Lockington breaks 32 year old Coca-Cola Games record
By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 20/04/2017
The Junior Girls High Jump underway at the 2017 Coca-Cola Games.

Shawntell Lockington has done it again as she has broken one of the longest standing Coca-Cola Games records in the last hour at the ANZ Stadium.

Shawntell of Xavier College from Ba has taken out the gold medal in the Junior Girls High Jump.

She has cleared the bar at 1.66 metres while the old record stood at 1.62 metres set way back in 1985 by Sainimili Toloi of ACS.

Shawntell has dedicated her win to her father. 

Alumita Diunisi of Jasper Williams High School took the silver while Lusiana Turogo of Saint Josephs Secondary took the bronze medal.

From left: Lusiana Turogo, Shawntell Lockington and Alumita Diunisi. 

Adi Cakobau School is currently leading the Girls Division medal tally with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze, Xavier College from Ba is second with 1 gold and 1 silver, Saint Joseph Secondary School is third with 1 gold and 1 bronze while Suva Grammar School and Richmond High School of Kadavu are tied at 4th place with 1 gold medal each.

Asinate Kasowaqa of ACS took out the first gold in the Senior Girls Long Jump, Nanise Tokalauvere of Nasinu Secondary took out the silver medal while Emily Tamani of Jasper settled for the bronze medal.

From left: Nanise Tokalauvere of Nasinu Sec, Asinate Kasowaqa of ACS and Emily Tamani.

Marica Bai of Richmond High School from Kadavu took out gold in the Junior Girls Javelin, Ateca Narisia took the silver medal while Ilisapeci Loloma of Saint Johns College took bronze.

Suva Grammar School’s Fane Sauvakacolo took out the first gold for the Grammarians in the Intermediate Girls Triple Jump event, Alesi Bulisala finished with silver while the bronze medal also went to Senimili Vakamino of ACS.

Queen Victoria School is currently leading the Legend FM Boys Division medal tally in the 2017 Coca-Cola Games with 1 gold and 1 bronze as day one of competition continues at the ANZ Stadium.

Both their medals came from field events.

St Johns College and RKS are in second place with 1 gold each followed by Marist with 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Tevita Ikanivere of QVS won gold in the Intermediate Boys Discus, Brandon Mario of Marist had to settle for silver while Kautane Erasito of Marist took the bronze medal.

From left: Brandon Mario, Tevita Ikanivere of QVS and Kautane Erasito.

RKS student Mua Cavuilati won gold in the Senior Boys Shot Put earlier this afternoon.

Cavuilati says that his father in the hospital was his motivation and he dedicates his win to him.

Mosese Bulivorovoro of Tavua College settled for silver while Josefa Serukilagi of QVS took the bronze medal.

From left: Mosese Bulivorovoro, Mua Cavuilati and Josefa Serukilagi.

Simione Koliloa of St. Johns College has broken the Sub Junior Boys Javelin record with a throw of 47.63m to win gold.

The old record was 41.66m set last year by Kelemedi Ranuve of Niusawa Methodist High School.

Jone Vosabalavu of Niusawa Methodist High School won silver, Rupeni Mataele of Marist brother High School settled for the bronze medal.

Rupeni Mataele is the younger brother of Manasa Mataele.

From left: Rupeni Mataele, Simione Koliloa and Jone Vosabalavu

Meanwhile, Tarairi Erasito of Saint Joseph Secondary School has won gold and has also set a new record in the junior Girls Discus with a throw of 33.50m.

Raitiniuea Kaete of Rabi High School held the previous record of 21.24m set last year.

Ivamere Koroiravudu of Xavier College settled for silver, while Delana Methodist High School’s Merelita Karavanua took bronze. 

Delana Methodist High School’s Merelita Karavanua (left) with Tarairi Erasito.


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