ACS and Natabua win Coca-Cola Games

ACS and Natabua win Coca-Cola Games

By Vijay Narayan, Lena Reece, Iva Danford, Naveel Kri
Saturday 22/04/2017

The Coca-Cola Games Girls Division title is going to Sawani as Adi Cakobau School has clinched the title from defending champion Jasper Williams High School.

The Boys Division title is going to Lautoka as Natabua High School won in style after beating RKS in the final race to win the crucial gold medal.

According to the Legend FM and FM96 medal tally, ACS has 20 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze while Jasper finished in second place with 11 gold, 10 silver and 8 bronze while Saint Joseph’s Secondary School is third with 4 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.

For the first time ever, there was a three way battle in the Boys Division until the last race between the defending champion, Marist Brothers High School, Natabua High School and Ratu Kadavulevu School.

It came down to the 4x400 metres Senior Boys relay final to determine the winner of the Boys Division.

Natabua finished in first place with 12 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze. 

Marist came in second place with 10 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze while RKS finished in third place with 10 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze.

Shane Tuvusa was the man who made the difference in the last 150 metres to pip the RKS runner to win the 4x400metres race for Natabua.

Looking at the 4x400 metres relay finals:

RKS picked up momentum after the final baton change to make a late charge and win gold in the Intermediate Boys 4x400metres relay final, Natabua finished strong to win silver and QVS won bronze.

The boys of Queen Victoria School had the lead and maintained it to win the Sub Junior Boys 4x400metres relay final, Natabua won the silver medal and Suva Grammar took out the bronze.

Natabua took charge of the Junior Boys 4x400metres relay final and maintained their lead to win the gold, QVS edged Marist in the last 200metres to win the silver and Marist finished third to win bronze.

Adi Cakobau School won gold in the Sub Junior Girls 4x400metres relay final, Jasper took the silver and Suva Grammar won the bronze.

ACS also won the Junior Girls 4x400metres relay final, Jasper won the silver medal and Vunisea Secondary School took home the bronze.

Jasper claimed the Intermediate Girls 4x400metres relay final, Suva Grammar finished second to win silver and ACS took the bronze.

Adi Cakobau also won gold in the Senior Girls 4x400metres relay final, Jasper took out the silver and Holy Cross took the bronze.

In the 4x100m finals:

Sub Junior Girls Jasper Williams have won gold, Saint Joseph’s Secondary School won the silver and Lelean won the bronze.

Jasper Williams High School broke from the pack after the fourth baton change to win gold in the Junior Girls 4x100m relay final.

Natabua came in second to win silver and Adi Cakobau School took home the bronze.

ACS claimed the Intermediate Girls 4x100m relay final, Jasper came in second to win silver and Saint Joseph’s win Bronze.

Laisani Moceisawana brought ACS home after the final baton change to win the Senior Girls 4x100m relay final winning gold, Jasper took home the silver and Suva Grammar won bronze.

In the Sub Junior Boys 4x100m relay finals, Suva Grammar School proved too strong for the quartet from Flagstaff to take the gold, making Marist settle for the Silver and RKS win the bronze.

Natabua were in a clear lead in the Junior Boys 4x100m relay finals to win a new time of 43.32secs.

Marist in second with the silver and RKS third with the bronze medal.

Marist won the gold in the Intermediate Boys 4x100m rely final, Suva Grammar School won silver and Natabua settled for the bronze.

Queen Victoria School are champions in the Senior Boys 4x100m relay final after edging Lelean who won the silver and Natabua took the bronze. 

In the 200m finals: 

It was a clean sweep for Adi Cakobau School in the girls 200 metres as they won all four grades.

Laisani Moceisawana won gold in the Senior Girls, Filomena Balobalo of ACS came second while Alesi Finau of Jasper settled for the bronze medal.

Moceisawana says that the training programme set by the coaches now is tougher and this is evident in their performance. 

In the Intermediate Grade, Makereta Naulu of ACS won gold, Merioni Loki of Jasper won silver while Sigatoka Methodist’s Vani Bulei won bronze. 

Serenia Ragatu of ACS won the Junior Girls 200 metres final with a time of 24.85 seconds. 

Louisa Tubailagi of Saint Joseph s came second while Vika Bavui of Jasper taking home the bronze. 

Marica Korovulavula of ACS won the Sub Junior Girls 200 metres final with a time of 25.67 seconds which is a new record. 

Maraia Musu of Navosa Central College came second while Varanisese Kalisiana from Vaturova Koroalau High School won bronze. 

Shane Tuvusa of Natabua upset QVS sprinter and the defending champion of last year’s Senior Boys 200 metres Ilaitia Waqa in the final with a time of 21.45 seconds. 

Waqa settled for silver while Ratu Navula Secondary’s Emosi Taginamakadre won the bronze. 

Tuvusa also won the Blue Ribbon event last night. 

In the Intermediate Grade, Suva Grammar’s Malasebe Tuvusa won gold with a time of 22.22 seconds, Apolosi Nawai of Lelean took silver while Marist sprinter, Joseva Tabakaucoro finished third. 

Kolinio Radrudru of QVS won gold with a time of 22.18 seconds which is a new record in the junior grade.

Viliame Reketilako of Marist won silver while Mesake Colasau of QVS settled for the bronze medal. 

In the Sub Junior Grade, Richard Elder of Marist won gold with a time of 23.97 seconds, Sekope Puamau of Jai Narayan College came second while Vulirogoyawa Suka of Suva Grammar won the bronze.

In the 800 metres finals: 

Junior Girls 800 metres favourite, Maia Ramsden of International School Suva broke her record again with a time of 2 minutes 16.55secs winning gold.

She broke her own record of 2 minutes 21.93secs set in the heat yesterday.

This is Ramsden’s second gold medal this year as she also won the 1,500 metres final. 

Adi Cakobau School’s Vani Loloma has won silver, Lavenia Kororua has won bronze for Naiyala Secondary.

Vilorina Naibena of Namosi Secondary kept her lead through the back straight pulling away in the last 50 metres to win gold in the 800 metres Sub Junior Girls final beating Adi Cakobau School’s Sereana Serukitoga who had to settle for silver, Siteri Musuvanua of Jasper got the bronze. 

Yasawa Secondary School’s Isireli Lagivala kept his lead through the entire race to win his second gold medal in the 800 metres Sub Junior Boys final, Aporosa Luvuvakarua of RKS has won the silver and Levi Niunitoga of QVS won bronze. 

Aisea Busa of Cuvu College won gold in the Junior Boys 800m finals.

Josua Daveta of Marist took out the silver medal while the Natabua’s Viliame Mae has settled with the bronze.

Jasper’s Tupou Saukalou has won the Intermediate Girls 800m gold edging Adi Cakobau School’s Elenani Tinai who had to settle for silver.

Cilia Kalokalo of Lomary Secondary won the Bronze medal.

In the Intermediate Boys 800m final, Sigatoka Methodist High School’s Petero Veitaqomaki powered to the finish line from the 50 mark to win gold, Shaneel Narayan of Xavier College won silver, Kameli Sauduadua of RKS won the bronze. 

Meresiana Vukici of Jasper won the gold in the Senior Girls 800m final, Lomaivuna High School’s Maria Noela won the silver medal, Tavenia Senigacali took home the bronze.

Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Vilimoni Tuivuya and Josua Raivanua pushed each other till the finish line to win gold and silver respectively in the 800m Senior Boys final.

Holy Cross College had to settle for bronze after providing stiff competition in the last 75m. 

Faletiute Tinapa of Marist has won gold in the Sub Junior Boys Discus, Watesoni Tupati of Suva Grammar settled for silver while Marist’s George Mataitoga takes home the bronze medal. 

Kolaia Ivi of RKS won gold in Junior Boys High Jump, Jese Raviyawa of Sigatoka Andhra took the silver medal while Uraia Nawaidranu of Ba Provincial Secondary will take home the bronze medal.

Wainibuka Junior Secondary has scooped two gold medals this morning.

Atama Vunibola of Wainibuka Junior Secondary powered through the final 100 metres of the 3000 metres Open Boys Final to win gold.

From left: Mohammed Ali, Atama Vunibola and Viliame Salusalu with their medals.

Ratu Kadavulevu School’s Viliame Salusalu settled for silver while Mohammed Ali of Kamil College lost his lead but kept going strong to win bronze.

The 3000 metres Open Girls gold medal was won by Camari Adilasaqau of Wainibuka Junior Secondary, the silver medal was won by Vani Loloma of Adi Cakobau School and the bronze medal was taken by Vika Tuilomana of Adi Cakobau School.

Camari Adilasaqau of Wainibuka Junior Secondary wins the Open Girls 3000m gold.

Adi Cakobau School’s Mereoni Bonasere won gold in the Senior Girls Shot Put, Gloria Taylor of MGM took the silver medal while the bronze medal went to Avelina Soakula of Yasawa Secondary.

From left: Avelina Soakula, Mereoni Bonasere and Gloria Taylor. 

Saint Joseph’s Secondary School’s Tarairi Erasito won another gold medal for her school in the Junior Girls Shot Put in the last hour.

Ilisavesi Maramasoqo and Loata Nabulagi of ACS took the silver and bronze medals.

Katarina Lilicama of Napuka Secondary has set a new record of 42.44 metres and won gold in the Intermediate Girls Javelin.

Tupou Tuiloa of Saint John’s College took the silver medal while the bronze medal has gone to Joana Tabua of Jasper.

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