Athletics to hold trials next week

Thursday November 02, 2017 Written by Published in Other Sports
Mitiaro School principal Christopher Story receives the CITC recycling bins from Ina Marsters, chairperson of Cook Islands Women and Sport Commission. 17110105 Mitiaro School principal Christopher Story receives the CITC recycling bins from Ina Marsters, chairperson of Cook Islands Women and Sport Commission. 17110105

Rarotonga athletes who missed out on selection for the upcoming international events will have a chance to impress the national selectors at trials on Tuesday next week.

 

The trial, which starts at 5pm, will be held at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.

It will include track and field events such as 100 metres, 200m, 800m, long jump, discus, shot put and javelin.

Athletics Cook Islands president Ina Marsters said upcoming international events included the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championship and the Pacific Mini Games, to be held in December.

She said some of the athletes from Rarotonga and other islands participated at the Manea Games, where selectors monitored their performance.

“We have a long list of athletes and those who were unable to attend the Manea Games, we are giving them the opportunity to take part in next week’s trials,” Marsters said.

“The upcoming trials are mainly for those who are in contention for a place in the national team for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Athletics Championship.”

Marsters said they would also have two senior athletes, who were on the island, and in contention for a place in the Pacific Mini Games to be held in Vanuatu.

Meanwhile, the Cook Islands Women in Sports Commission has presented recycling bins, donated by Cook Islands Trading Corporation (CITC) for use at the Manea Games, to Mitiaro School.

Marsters, who is also the commission’s chairperson, thanked CITC for their support.

“As part of the games legacy, I handed over the recycling bins on behalf of the commission to the Mitiaro School principal Christopher Story.”

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