National Championships 2014

Brief background.

For various reasons a National Championships had not been held earlier in 2014.   Thus it became necessary, in order to fulfil one of the IAAF conditions of membership, to hold a competition before the end of the year.   This was staged and completed over the majority of male and female events on Boxing Day, at the RKU National Stadium, Bairiki, Tarawa.   The absence of suitable equipment limited the range of field events which could be offered.

Holding it during the "off" season and during a holiday period was not likely to produce the best results.   Thus apart from the limited participation the standard generally was low.

Completion.

Thus track events at 100m., 200m., 400m., 800m., and 1500m. were run.  (No Hurdles or Long Distance races.)

Field events staged were Long Jump and Triple Jump, Shot and Discus.  (No Javelin, Hammer, or High Jump competitions.)    Uncertain about the implement weights, particularly Womens'.

Results.

MEN.                                                            

100m. 1. Kiatau Cama  12.1  / 2. Kimwaua Makin.  12.1  / 3. Lars Tune    12.6

200m. 1. Kimwaua    24.9  / 2. Lars   25.2  / 3. Teebwaki Kenneth.  25.7

400m. 1. Teebwaki  59.2  / 2. Iakobwa Kanabure.  1-09  / 3. Tebao Tekiau.  1-39

800m. 1. Tebao.  2-19  / 2. Teebwaki  2-34  / 3. Ataia Tune.  3-15

1500m. 1. Tebao.  4-49  / 2. Teebwaki.  5-34  / 3. Kiatau.  8-32

Discus. 1. Itaaka Temwaka.  35.40m./ 2. Bwareeta Tune. 30.30. / 3. Kaota Ribabaiti. 30.00

Shot.    1. Bwareeta.  12.25m. / 2. Itaaka.  11.90 / 3. Kaota.  10.70.

Long Jump. 1. Kiatau. 5.62m. / 2. Saalim Farouq. 5.42. / 3. Utiraoi Takaria 5.39 

Triple jump. 1. Bwaako Tabaua. 11.85m. / 2. Kiatau. 11.70 / 3. Saalim. 11.50                         

WOMEN.

100m. 1. Karitaake Teewaki. 15.5 / 2. Arinoko Kakiaman. 16.7 / 3. Noelani Pine. 16.9

200m. 1. Karitaake. 31.5 / 2. Arinoko. 31.5 / 3. Aaro Tune.  41.4

400m. 1. Karitaake. 1-23 / 2. Arinoko. 1-34 / 3. Noelani. 1-45

800m. 1. Noelani. 4-35 / 2. Aaro. 5-07.

1500m. 1. Karitaake. 8-35 / 2. Noelani. 8-39 / 3. Aaro. 9-02

Discus. 1. Riina Aritoa. 27.10m. / 2. Terina Tangitang. 25.00 / 3. Noelani. 22.10

Shot. 1. Riina. 8.40m. / 2. Terina. 8.30. / 3. Noelani. 8.10.

Long Jump. 1. Arinoko. 3.77m. / 2. Terina. 3.75. / 3. Karitaake. 3.62

Triple Jump. 1. Noelani. 7.95m. / 2. Arinoko. 7.70./ 3. Karitaake. 7.69

Images.

Utiraoi and Saalim in Rarotonga in 2014; Kiatau and Tebao in Cairns 2012.




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