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Athletics Fiji to confirm if national record was broken at Lautoka Zone
By Iva Danford and Rusiate Baleilevuka
Friday 17/03/2017
Natabua High School’s Collin Vassie

Athletics Fiji says it can only confirm after the end of the Lautoka Athletics Zone competition if Emily Tamani of Jasper Williams High School has set a National record.

Tamani recorded a jump of 6.22 metres in the Senior Girls Long jump beating the Women’s Long jump National record of 6.12 metres.

Athletics Fiji Database Administrator Eugene Volmer says they will have to check if a wind reading was done at the competition for Tamani’s record to be recognised.

He says any wind reading that recorded above 2 meters per seconds will not be recognised as a national record.

Volmer says there are procedures in place to ensure that athletes who break National records at other zone meets are recognised.

21 records have been broken so far on Day 1 of the Lautoka Athletics Zone competition.

After Day1 Natabua High School is leading in the Boys Division with 21 gold, 13 silver and 2 bronze while Tilak High School is in second place with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Lautoka Muslim College is in third place with 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.

Jasper Williams High School is leading in the Girls Division with 18 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze.

Natabua High School is in second place with 2 gold and 3 silver and 3 bronze while St. Thomas High School is in third place with 1 gold and 2 silver.