Tereora College track star Daniel Tolosa. 20082821
Daniel Tolosa won three gold medals in the athletics event at the Cook Islands Youth Games on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Nikao.
Top local sprinter Tolosa won his first gold medal in the
Under-18 Boys’ 800 metres run. He clocked 2 minutes 22.62 seconds to finish
ahead of Sidney Fimone and Silas Trego, who settled for silver and bronze
Tolosa won the other two gold medals in U18 Boys 200m sprint
where he clocked 24.77 seconds and the U18 Boys 100m sprint. His time in the
blue-ribbon event was 12.10 seconds.
The athletics event was held in two sessions – in the
morning was the Kids Athletics programme for under-13 from five years to 12,
and the afternoon session was for the U15 and U18 age groups.
Athletics Cook Islands secretary Ruta Mave said they had
some very close races and had to use the photo finish to decide placings.
“Excellent performances in all age groups, and some fun
participation as well. Thanks to the team managers who set up Team Wale,
Rarotonga. Mangaia and NukzPower as well as individuals who competed. Medals
were awarded to the top three boys and girls.
“It was a very successful day, thanks to all the volunteers
especially the staff and management of Nautilus Resort for providing their
staff to contribute to this community event.
“We would also like to thank CISNOC and their sponsors, BCI
for caps, Island Craft for gifting spot prizes and Turamatuitui for the
delicious lunch for officials.”
800m Boys – Daniel Tolosa 2”22.62, Sidney Fimone 2”28.19,
Silas Trego 2”37.06; 800m Girls – Silia Tangatapoto 2”41.02, Mahana Sijip
2”51.30, Talei Blake 3”12.11; 200m U18 Boys – Daniel Tolosa 24.77, Sidney Fimone
26.63, Nicholas Tearii 28.88; 200m U18 Girls – Teniva Guinea 28.94, Silia
Vainepoto 29.87, Kuramaeva Tare 31.01; 200m U15 Boys – George Papalii 25.97,
Aurametua Vavia 26.15, Adison Rowe 26.52; 200m U15 Girls – Mahana Sijp 29.61,
Merejean Piri 29.62, Rebecca Tangiatua 30.35; 100m U18 Boys – Daniel Tolosa
12.10, Albert Edward 12.84, Nuku Mokoroa 13.32; 100m U18 Girls – Katlyn Karika
13.68, Silia Vainepoto 13.88, Teniva Guinea 14.25; 100m U15 Boys – Aurametua
Vavia 12.31, George Papalii 12.65, Ulysis Ayo 12.83; 100m U15 Girls – Merejean
Piri 14.10, Mahana Sijp 14.41, Rebecca Tangiataurua 14.43; Discus U15 Boys –
Maea Inatea 27.94m, Jorden Peraua 24.24; Discus U15 Girls – Emma Papalii
25.00m, Emii Ringi-Akava 18.45m; Discus U18 Boys – Troy Matutu 29.13m, Kevin
Haurua 25.82m, Albert Edward 23.63m; Discus U18 Girls – Temira Metuangaro
29.82m, Teremanuia Tangimataiti 18.30m, Tehina Utakea 17.91m; Shotput U13 (3kg)
Boys – Teariki Metuangaro 10.8m, Eli Kempton 7.89m; Shotput U13 Girls –
Azaliyah Wichman 5.98m, Gabby Tolosa 5.39m; Shotput U16 (4kg) Boys – Ora Metua
10.94m, Maea Inatea 10.04m, Jordan Peraua 9.80m; Shotput U16 Girls – Emma
Papalii 9.05m, Emii Akava 8.54m, Yannieka Tinirau 7.97m; Shotput U18 (5kg) Boys
– Troy Matutu 11.12m, Tumaru Tarauia 11.07m, Albert Edward 10.92m; Shotput U18
Girls – Tehina Utakea 9.72m, Teremanuia Tangitamaiti 8.56m, Kareanna Hangai
8.37m; Long Jump U18 Boys – Maru Teraitoa 5.79m, Nuku Mokoroa 5.46m, Silas
Trego 5.39m; LJ U18 Girls – Estelle Short 4.25m, Kuramaeva Tare 4.19m, Aniva
Hallin 4.12m; LJ U15 Boys – Rowland Mateyawa 5.22m, Aurametua Vavia 5.12m, Tepa
Kelly 4.83m; LJ U15 Girls – Maihanarei Short 4.45m, Mavis Makara 4.03m, Tashi