B Div 400m hurdles: Magdalene Ho of Nanyang Girls’ retains title

53rd national schools track and field championship

Magdalene Ho (centre) of Nanyang Girls’ High on her way to winning the B Div 400m Hurdles final in 67.70. Her schoolmate Sharlene Teo (left) finished 2nd in 68.13. Clarice Mok (right, blue) of CHIJ was 3rd in 68.66. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)

Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Thursday, April 5, 2012 – Magdalene Ho of Nanyang Girls’ High School defended her B Division Girls’ 400 metres hurdles crown at the 53rd National Schools’ Track and Field Championships.

The Championship record is 63.86 and was set by T. Piriyah, then of Singapore Sports School, in 2008.

The 16-year-old Magdalene took the lead from Sports School’s Brittanie Rei Bartlett between the eighth and ninth hurdles and held it to the finish line, clocking a time of 67.70 seconds. Magdalene’s schoolmate, Sharlene Teo, won the silver medal in a time of 68.13, while Clarice Mak of CHIJ Toa Payoh was third in 68.66.

Brittanie, meanwhile, tripped and fell while clearing the final hurdle, but picked herself up to claim fourth place.

Magdalene won the title last year in a time of 66.83. That made her the second-fastest 400m hurdles runner in this division in the history of the Championships, behind national record holder T. Piriyah. The time recorded was also the fifth fastest ever.

Results

1st Magdalene Ho Yan Yoong (Nanyang Girls’ High) – 67.70 seconds
2nd Sharlene Teo Yu Teng (Nanyang Girls’ High) – 68.13
3rd Clarice Mak Keqing (CHIJ Toa Payoh Secondary) – 68.66
4th Brittanie Rei Bartlett (Singapore Sports School) – 71.12
5th Chan Wan Ting Shannon (Cedar Girls’ Secondary) – 71.54
6th Lim Jayne (Cedar Girls’ Secondary) – 71.80
7th Natalie Tan Hui Min (CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’) – 72.84
8th Rebecca Tan Hui Shan (Nanyang Girls’ High) – 75.35

Video © SAA. Used with permission.

53rd national schools track and field championship

Brittanie Bartlett (left) of Sports School trips at the final hurdle. She picked herself up to finish fourth. (Photo 2 © Les Tan/Red Sports)

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