Karan beats national rep Veitaqomaki
April 16, 2019 5:40 pm
Yeshnil Karan of Tavua College [middle]
Yeshnil Karan of Tavua College created the major upset of day 1 in the senior boys 1500 metres where he defeated national rep Petero Veitaqomaki of Marist Brothers High School to win gold.
Karan clocked a time of 4:09:03sec to win the race.
The 18-year-old was outside the record set by Inia Sili of Shree Guru Nanak in 2013 in a time of 4:07:53sec.
Meanwhile,Vilimoni Susunikoro of Ratu Kadavulevu School has broken the first record on Day 1 of the 2019 Coca Cola Games.
Susunikoro set a new record in the Junior Boys Javelin with a throw of 50.52 metres.
The 15-year-old slashed the old record of 47.63 metres set by Simione Koliloa of Saint Johns College in 2017.