KAA Championships


Fate and Football can sometimes conspire to cause problems.

Tonight (Friday) we hoped to complete W3000 and M5000 on the track plus Discus and Long Jump on the Field.   With fields of seven and eight runners the track events were well contested, although only three and five finished !   (It was VERY hot !)   Unfortunately the usual "Youth" group which plays Football  every evening were not impressed with the "Field" part of that and so we did only Shot (off the field) instead.   Seven girls and eight boys did the Shot.

There will be images of these eventually !

For Day 2 (tomorrow), we intend to bring in evidence the receipt from the relevant Ministry for our booking of the site to use it tomorrow.   Maybe this will be a good persuader !

RESULTS from today.

W3000m. 1. Ririere Kenneth. 13-26.0.  2. Terubetaake Birati. 13-55.0   3. Selima Tetau. 14-07.4

M5000m. 1. Ngaebi Simon.   20-05.6      2. Derin Pendle.  20-10.9     3. Erekana Avia.  20-13.2

WShot.       1. Lizzie Ruteru.  8.51m.      2. Moanibou Arake.   7.74m.     3. Teretita.    6.87m.

MShot.       1. Raobu Tarawa. 11.98m.  2. Kautunteuea Nawai. 10.86m.  3. Boitu Baiteke. 10.64m.


Well, the anticipated conflict did not occur, the sun shone too hot, and we were able to start by 0830 !   Luckily no Soccer came until after noon, but it meant that we did not hold the Hurdles races, and had to postpone the Triple Jump and Javelin, both of which use the Soccer pitch.   Due to the diligence and patience of the officials, the rest of the programme proceeded, interspersing Track events with Field.   A jammed bar support meant that we could not have a jump-off in the MHJ above 1.70m.

Twelve entered the MDiscus but only 8 had throws measured.

As you will judge from the results below, there were some excellent races, contests, and performances.   As always, there were outstanding individuals, e.g. Ms. Kaingaue David, Ms. Ririere Kenneth, David Birati, Raobu Tarawa, and others.   The Inter-Secondary Schools' Championships are in about seven weeks time, and it is already evident that a number of Championship Records will go.

There is an impressive student athlete visiting from Fiji, and he won the M100m. and M200m. with ease.   His 100m. time is faster than any I-Kiribati ever, but will not count as  National Record.

At the end of the Meeting, there was a noisy and enthusiastic presentation of prizes, plus brief speeches of thanks to all concerned.

RESULTS from Day 2.

W100m.  1. Kaingaue David.  14.0  2. Joyce Katutu.  14.7  3. Etita Tio.  14.8  (9 ran)

M100m.  1. Ray Robana.  10.9   2. George Pine.  11.3   3. Nooa Takooa. 11.5  (11 ran)

W200m.  1. Kaingaue David.  30.7  2. Tatereti Bwaraiti. 32.5  3. Kamoti Teiwata. 32.9 (8 ran)

M200m.  1. Ray Robana.  23.5  2. Nooa Takooa.  23.7  3. George Pine 24.0.  (9 ran)

W400m.  1. Kaingaue David. 1-09.4  2. Kanongnga Isopo. 1-18.5  3. Erea James. 1-19.3 (12 in)

M400m.  1. Kiakia Tekambwa. 59.8  2. Tauro Birati. 1-00.9  3. David Birati. 1-02.5 (4 ran)

W800m.  1. Ririere Kenneth. 2-57.4  2. Selima Tetau. 3-09.0  3. Terubet. Birati. 3-18.6. (4 ran)

M800m.  1. Kiakia Tekambwa. 2-25.0  2. Pikia Biira. 2-26.3  3. Ngaebi Simon. 2-26.9 (6 ran)

W1500m. 1. Ririere Kenneth. 6-21.9  2. Selima Tetau. 6-23.4 3. Terubet. Birati. 6-43.4 (5 ran)

M1500m. 1. Ngaebi Simon. 5-04.4  2. Bikia        5-04.4  3. Baremauri Oten. 5-13.3   (5 ran)

W4 x 100m.  1. Kaingaue Team.  59.0  2. Joyce Team. 59.7  3. Tebwantia Team. 1-02.5 (8 tms)

M4 x 100m.  1. Moses Team.  45.6   2. Kiakia Team. 46.2  3. Bruce Team.  48.0  (7 teams)

W4 x 400m.  1. Kaingaue Team. 5-10.8  2. SLHS Team. 5-23.7  3. Ribwaiti Team. 5-37.2 (4 in)

M4 x 400m.  1. David Team.  3-55.6   2. Tauro Team.  3-55.6  3. Baremauri Team. 4-11.0 (4 in)

WDiscus.  1. Lizzie Ruteru.  26.30m.  2. Kaingaue David.  24.44. 3. Teretita 23.00  (8 threw)

MDiscus.  1. Raobu Tarawa. 37.82m.  2. Kautunt. Nawai. 33.64m. 3. Tekabara Arobati. 32.72m.

WLong J.  1. Kaingaue David.  4.42m. 2. Terina Tangitang. 4.33m.  3. Anita Ono. 4.30m.  (15 in)

MLong J.  1. David Birati.  6.77m.   2. Atanuea             6.48m.   3. Boitu Baiteke. 6.16m. (17 in)

WHigh J.  1. Terina Tangitang. 1.30m.  2. Victoria Taua.  1.25m. 3. Joyce Katutu.  1.25m.  (7 in)

MHigh J.  1. Beteru Ateri.  1.70m.  2. George Pine.  1.70m.  3. Kiatau Cama.  1.65m. (8 jumped)

** To be completed: Hurdles W/M; Triple Jump W/M; Javelin W/M.


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