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Verekauta aims for Coca-Cola Games High Jump record

Verekauta aims for Coca-Cola Games High Jump record

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Wednesday 07/04/2021
St Joseph's Secondary School Year 13 student Reama Verekauta first from the left.

St Joseph's Secondary School Year 13 student Reama Verekauta is aiming to break the Coca-Cola Games Senior Girls High Jump record after winning gold in the Suva Zone 2 Athletics meet.

Verekauta jumped a height of 1.53 metres.

The Senior Girls High Jump record is held by Shawntell Lockington of Xavier College with a height of 1.68 metres set in 2019.

Verekauta says her aim coming into the zone was to break the record and with the jump she did, she is targeting the Coca-Cola Games record.

Fiji’s triple and long jump champion Eugene Volmer has been helping Verekauta with her preparations.

Reama is former 400 metres runner, Niko Verekauta’s sister.

Meanwhile St Joseph's Secondary School settled for second place in the 2019 Coca-Cola Games with 7 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze.

The Coca-Cola Games will be held from the 22nd to the 24th of this month at the ANZ Stadium.

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