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Marist, ACS in the lead after day one

20:40 Thu May 16, 2013

The ACS cheer leaders in the stands

Taken from/By: FBC
Report by: Eleina McDonald

Defending champions Marist Brothers High School and Adi Cakobau Schools have the lead after day one of the Coca-Cola Games.

Marist has managed eight medals and this includes four gold medals, six silver and a bronze.

Queen Victoria School now has four gold medals and is second.

Xavier College is third with two gold, four silver and one bronze.

In the girls division, defending champions Adi Cakobau has crept up to first place with three gold medals, two silver and two bronze.

Jasper Williams has a total of five medals. This includes two gold, four silver and two bronze medals and is second.

Xavier is next with two gold, a silver and one bronze.

11 records have tumbled at the games today.

Holy Cross athlete Diama Maramanikaibau smashed a 25-year-old record in the senior girl’s high jump this afternoon.

She leaped 1.65metres to beat the old record of Senimili Toloi of Tailevu North College.

It was set in 1998 and stood at 1.64 metres.

Natabua High School long jumper, Sireli Bulivorovoro set a new record in the senior boys’ event, jumping 7.16m – a further 15cm jump than the previous record set way back in 1994.

The old record was held by Semi Sukanatabua of Nilesn High and stood at 7.01m.

Marist added another medal to its tally after Tafa Varea won gold in the Intermediate Boys Discus.

He hurled 49.12 metres to set a new record. The old mark was 47.10 metres, which was held by Setareki Matau of MBHS and set in 1998.

Tavua College student Waisea Dausoko leaped 7.09m to win the intermediate boys long jump.

In the process he broke the record held by former national rugby rep Iliesa Keresoni, who during his time with Lelean Memorial School, which he set in 2004. The mark was 6.95m.

The other record breakers included Adi Cakobau School’s Miriama Senokonoko, as she took out the senior girls triple jump.

She jumped 12.03 metres beating the old mark of 10.83m set by Raijeli Daveua of Saint Thomas High in 2010.

Petero Warekolo of Solevu High and Inia Sili of Shree Gurunanak Secondary also set the new times in the 1500m junior and senior boy’s grade respectively.

Marist Brothers athlete Mustafa Fall won the senior boys shot put with a throw of 15.80 metres.

The previous record was held by Solomoni Qisavola of Marist, which was set in 2005 with a throw of 15.14m.

Batinisavu Uluiyata Natabua High School set a new time in the intermediate boys 400m final after clocking 48.06sec.

The old record was held by Eroni Cagi of Suva Grammar School set in 2009 in a time of 48.89sec.

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