Nadi Athletics Zone meet first to use new track, field software in Fiji

Sukanacagi Warriors athlete Kitione Nasau competes in the U10 4x100m at Lautoka Primary Schools Athletics Competition. Picture: REINAL CHAND

THE Nadi Athletics Zone meet held at Churchill Park, Lautoka over the past two days became the first organised athletics competition in the country and region to use the Track Meet Mobile Application.

Track Meet Mobile was developed by ACTIVE NETWORK, HY-TEK Track & Field MEET MANAGER, the most widely used Track and Field software in the world.

The app provides you with near real time results, heat by heat and flight by flight, with times, marks, order of finish, wind readings, field series and more.

Fiji Primary School Athletics Association president Andrew Pillay said the app would make the competition interesting especially in the chow Games next month.

“This is history for the sport of Athletics in Fiji, let alone Fiji Primary Schools’ Athletics. Secondary Schools and Coca Cola Games don’t even use this. In my 18 years of involvement in the sport of athletics in Fiji and around the region not even at the Pacific Games and Oceania Area Championships uses the app.

“They do however use the live web results feature but not the mobile application. I showed the app to two parents and they started using it right away,” said Pillay.

The Nadi Athletics Zone meet was, in a way, the guinea pig to testing out the app and now that it works well, it definitely will be used for the FMF Chow Games Nationals come next month.

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