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Tuvusa breaks 21-year-old record at Lautoka Zone
By Rusiate Baleilevuka and Bob Waqasaqa
Saturday 18/03/2017
Shane Tuvusa of Natabua High School.

“I started in the West and now I will finish in the West.”

Those are the words of Natabua High School’s Shane Tuvusa after winning gold and breaking the 21-year-old record for 200 metres Senior Boys with a manual time of 22.39 seconds at the Lautoka Athletics Zone.

The old record was set back in 1996 with a time of 22.63 seconds.

Tuvusa who is a former Marist Brothers High School student says he did not expect to do this well in this race.

Tuvusa won Inter Boys 200 metres event for Marist at last years’ Coca Cola Games.

Another 200 metres record has been broken in the Lautoka Zone.

Nemani Mudreilagi of Natabua broke the record in the Junior Boys 200m final with a time of 23.56 seconds.

The old record was set by Sireli Latidreketi of Natabua in 2014 with a time of 24.08 seconds.

Meanwhile, Atelaite Buna of Yasawa High School won the Senior Girls 200 metres final with a time of 27.41 seconds while James Cox of Natabua won the Inter Boys 200 metres final with a manual time of 23.58 seconds.

Cox’s main rival will be Joseva Tabakaucoro of Marist Brothers High School in the Coca Cola Games.

Looking at the medal tally, Natabua High School is leading in the Boys Division with 24 gold, 13 silver and 2 bronze while Tilak High School is in second place with 2 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Jasper Williams High School is leading in the Girls Division with 21 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze.

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

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