The Solomon Islands National Athletics Championships enters day two of competition, with a load of track and field events not forgetting a number of Paralympic events set to take place at the National Stadium King George.
The three-day event will also act as a national selection trial for athletes in both track and field events and also Para athletes for the upcoming Sol2023 Pacific Games in November.
GOC have also been giving away free tickets to communities and schools in and around Honiara for a chance for spectators to get a feel for what next month’s games will be like.
Day one of the championships saw national long distance runner Martin Faeni proving his long distance dominance in the men’s 10,000m finals with a finishing time of 34:10:69, just two seconds ahead of Dales Nonikana and Geejay Junior.
Female runner Dianah Matekai finished with an impressive time of 38:00:72 to win the women’s 10,000m finals to conclude day one.
A busy schedule of events is set for Day 2, which includes heats for both the men’s and women’s 100 meters with the finals happening on the same day, the men’s and women’s 400 meters, and men and women’s javelin throw, women’s long jump. The second day will also see the local para athletes kicking off their events.
The games finals will then conclude on Thursday to be followed by the final match of 2023 Telekom S-League (TSL) season between Solomon Warriors FC and Central Coast FC with the limited match tickets now sold at the SIFF Headquaters, Museum Art Gallery for $20-00.