Jone Delai Proves Age is No Barrier

Monday, 13 August 2007

 

The heats of the men's 100 metres proved that age is no barrier to running fast when Fiji's Jone Delai took out the first heat in a time 0f 10.52. Delai was too good for New Zealand's James Dolphin and Chris Donaldson.

 

In the women's heats Sally McLellan was too good in a time of 11.46. Mae Koime was second in a time of 11.71 and will go through to the final of the Melanesian Championship event as a firm favourite.

 

Makelesi Bulikiobo, Fiji, was back to her best with a sizzling run in the women's 400 metres. In a race that saw Makelesi win by more than 50 metres she was never troubled. With a personal best of 51.89 she is on track for great performances in both Osaka and Apia.