ITE College East (Simei), Saturday, February 2, 2013 — T. Piriyah of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) set a new championship record of 1 minute 4.65 seconds in the women’s 400m hurdles final at the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Track and Field Championships.
Piriyah bested the previous record of 1:04.78 that was set by her teammate, Olympian Dipna Lim Prasad, in 2012. Her closest competitor in this race was Goh Chui Ling from National University of Singapore (NUS), who clocked 1:05.72, a personal best time. Chui Ling had incidentally finished third behind Piriyah in the 400m event.
Tyra Summer Ree of Republic Polytechnic was third in 1:09.95.
Piriyah started the race strongly, overtaking most of her competitors by the 150m mark to finish in a convincing performance. She is the national record holder with a time of 1:01.69 set in 2010, and holds all senior and age-group records in this event.
Despite recently recovering from a leg injury that prevented her from competing in the 2012 ASEAN University Games, Piriyah showed remarkable progress at this year’s meet by breaking two records in two days of competition. Piriyah had broken the 400m record on the first day of the IVP championships.
This puts her well on course to qualify for the South-East Asian (SEA) Games happening later this year in Myanmar.
400 Meter Hurdles Results
1st T. Piriyah (#140) Nanyang Technological University) — 1:04.65 New Record
2nd Goh Chui Ling (#196, National University Singapore) — 1:05.72
3rd Tyra Summer Ree (#33, Republic Polytechnic) — 1:09.95
4th Gina Lau Wan Qi (#249, Nanyang Polytechnic) — 1:14.75
5th Cheryl Lie Jia Ling (#193, National University Singapore) — 1:39.58
DNS Tee Wen Ya (Singapore Management University)
DNS Valerie Seena Pereira (Nanyang Technological University)