Kinisimere Bote of Magodro Junior Secondary School has won her second gold medal at the Lautoka Athletics Zone at Churchill Park after winning the 3000 metres Open Girls event this morning.
Bote came close to breaking the Zone record after clocking a manual time of 11 minutes and 52 seconds.
The record for the 3000 metres Open Girls event is currently held by Mereseini Naidau of Jasper Williams High School with a time of 11 minutes and 41 seconds.
Avikash Pratap of Pundit Vishnu Deo Memorial took the gold medal in the Boys Open grade 3000 metres event after clocking a manual time of 10 minutes and 57 seconds.
Meanwhile, Shane Tuvusa will be the athlete to watch at this year's Coca Cola Games after breaking the Lautoka Zone Senior Boys 100m record yesterday.
The former Marist Brothers High School sprinter clocked a time of 10.61 seconds in the Blue Ribbon event breaking Alfred Smith's zone record of 10.84 seconds.
In the Senior Girls grade, Alesi Finau of Jasper Williams High School won the 100m final.
A total of 23 records were broken at the Lautoka Zone yesterday.
In the 400m, Julian Vuetibau of Natabua High School broke Batinisavu Uluiyata's record in the Senior Boys final with a time of 49.75 seconds.
Uluiyata's record was 50.50 seconds which was set in 2015.
Vuetibau says his now aiming to retain his Senior Boys 400 metres title at the Coca Cola games.
19-year-old, Vuetibau who is originally from Kadavu says he has been training for the past 13 weeks.
Jethro Lockington of Natabua High School has also broken the Inter Boys Long Jump record with a jump of 6.76m.
The old record of 6.62m was set by Kitione Nasau of Natabua last year.
After Day 1, 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.
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