Kumete Sports Day coming up on June 4

Tuesday May 22, 2018 Written by Published in Other Sports
Action from a 100-metre sprint event at last year’s Kumete Sports Day. 18052118 Action from a 100-metre sprint event at last year’s Kumete Sports Day. 18052118

The annual Kumete Sports Day will be held on June 4, Athletics Cook Islands president Ina Marsters has confirmed.

The competition, which starts with a cycling event on Saturday, June 2, will wrap up with the main athletics meet at the BCI Stadium in Nikao on Monday, June 4.

Representatives from the various villages in Rarotonga are expected to take part in a number of track-and-field events.

Avatiu/Nikao retained their title last year, followed by Arorangi in second place, while Tupapa/Maraerenga finished third.

The 2018 Kumete Sports Day will feature events in the following competitor categories: Open men and women, masters men (35-44, 55+), masters women (30-39, 40-49, 50+), 9 and under boys and girls, and 14 and under boys and girls.

The competition will provide athletes with the opportunity to better their performances and so increase their chances of making the national team for upcoming international events.

The Kumete Sports Day also serves as a family event for members of the community to come together and have some “fitness fun”.

Programme

8:45am Opening Prayer; 9.20am 5000m/3000m Men/Women/Masters, Discus final Open Men/Open Women/Masters; 10am Long Jump finals Open Men/Women/Masters, 100m finals Open/Men/Women Masters; 10.20am Shot put finals Open Women/Men/Masters, 1500m finals Open/Men/Women Masters; 11am 60m finals 9 & under/14 & under, 60m finals Masters Men/Masters Women; 11.30am Tug of War All age groups (eight members per Teams), 200m finals Open Men/Open Women; 12pm Javelin final Open Men/Women/Masters, 800m Open Men/Women/Masters; 12.30pm 4x100 relay Open Men/ Women; 1pm Presentation of the Kumete.

Cycle Race on June 2 at 3pm from opposite the New Place or Goldmine.

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