Melanesian Athletics Championships. July 7-9 2016. Suva, Fiji.

From David Little

Melanesian Athletics Championships. July 7-9 2016. Suva, Fiji.

KAA Results. Weather warm and sunny on all three days. Small crowd in stand.

SW 100m.

Heat 1 (of 3) Erimeta. 6 th ./7 14.81 (Overall 19 th ./20) Very slow start.

Heat 2. Karitaake. 6/6 14.13 (Overall 17/20) OK start.

Slowest qualifier timed at 12.27.

SM 100m.

Heat 1 (of 4) John. 5/6 11.29 (Overall 19/29) Good start and pickup.

Heat 2. Enoka. 7/7 11.87 (Overall 29/29)

Heat 4. Nooa. 8/8 11.71 (Overall 26/29) Good start. Nearly fell

Slowest qualifier timed at 11.17. Heat 4 winner 10.53. after three strides !

SW 200m.

Heat 2 (Lane 8) Erimeta. 6/6 30.54 (Overall 19/19) Better start. (w -2.1)

Heat 3 (Lane 5) Karitaake. 6/6 30.29 (Overall 18/19) OK start – level with

others. (w -1.8) Slowest qualifier timed at 25.95.

SM 200m.

Heat 2 (of 4) John. 7/8 23.42 (w 1.3) (Overall 22/26) OK run.

Heat 3. Nooa. 6/6 24.01 (w 1.0) (Overall 25/26) Good start.

Heat 4. Utiraoi. 4/5 23.57 (w 1.6) (Overall 23/26) Has lost weight !

Slowest qualifier timed at 22.86. Heat 2 winner 21.66.

SM 1500m.

FINAL. Tebao. 14/14 4-40.97 (Winner 4-07.88)

U18M LJ.

FINAL. Lataisi. 5/8 5.84m. (w 1.4) (Winner 6.68m) 6 legal jumps but

each time getting worse ! First jump was best jump.

u-18M HJ.

FINAL. Lataisi. 6=/9 1.78m. (PB) Start 1.60m: 5 first-time clearances.

SW Discus.

FINAL. Taatia. 9/9 25.94m. (Winner 45.68m)

SW Shot.

FINAL. Taatia. 7/7 8.88m. (Winner 12.43m) 4 legal attempts out of 6.

The following events apparently were not attempted:-

SM LJ. Enoka and Utiraoi.

SM 5000m. Tebao.

SW Javelin. Taatia.

S Relay. All sprinters.


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