5 Jun 2013

Sport: New Oceania athletics records set in Papeete

10:56 am on 5 June 2013

Six new Championship Records have been set on day one of the Oceania Area Athletics Champs in Papeete.

Among them, Elimie Falelavaki from Wallis and Futuna set a new benchmark of 46.50 metres in the girls under 18 javelin, beating the previous mark by more than five metres.

Fiji's Banuve Tabakaucoro ran a new best of 21.08 in the men's 200 metres, while Elodie Mevel from French Polynesia shaved more than 90 seconds off the Championship record in the women's 10 thousand metres.

New Zealanders Luca Denee and Josh Maisey also set new records in the boys under 18 pole vault and men's 10 thousand metres, while Australia's Luisa Sekona set a new mark in the girls under 18 shot put.

The Oceania Area Champs run for three days, concluding on Wednesday local time.