April 28, 2012
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Marist, ACS clinch Games title

Marist Brothers High School and Adi Cakobau School won the 2012 Coke Games Boys and Girls titles in Suva this afternoon.

The boys from Flagstaff ended their five year drought and dethroned Suva Grammar after winning 15 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals while Grammar won 12 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medal.

Xavier College finished in third place with 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze while Latter Day Saints Technical College finished on fourth spot with 2 gold and 2 silver medals.

ACS defended its title for the 12th consecutive year and won 9 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals while Suva Grammar won 7 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals.

Jasper Williams finished third with 4 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze medals.

Holy Cross from Taveuni finished fourth with 3 gold and 2 bronze medals.

ACS team coach Komera Tuicakau admitted they had to really push hard for the win.

“A lot of pressure was on to perform and come back to defend as some of our best atheletes went over to Grammar this year. So we really had to work hard.

“It’s a team effort and I would like to thank the athletes who took part, our principal, the parents, the old scholars and the supporters for your unwavering faith in us.”

Meanwhile, a total of nine records were broken over the 2-day meet, four by Marist and three by ACS.

Four records tumbled today, two by Adi Cakobau School’s intermediate relay team - in the 4*400m relay with a new time of 4:02.76 seconds, their second was set in the 4*100m relay in a time of 48.80s.

Suva Grammar’s 4x400m boys relay team set a new record in the intermediate grade with a time of 3:23.88 seconds.

Marist Brothers High School senior boys set a new time of 3:15.85s in the 4x400m team.

On day one Malakai Kaiwalu of Xavier College of Ba set a new record with a jump of 2.01m in the intermediate boys high jump.

Setareki Mafau of Marist Brothers broke a record in the boys intermediate discus with throw of 47.10m.

Games’ best male athlete, Ratu Tira Narara of Marist set a new time of 47.74 second in the boys 400m senior grade.

William Fall also of Marist set a new record in boys intermediate shot put with a throw of 15.72m.

Miriama Senokonoko who was named the best female athlete overall jumped a new distance of 11.70metres in the girls intermediate triple jump.

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