C Div Cross Country Review: Will Louis Shia put North Vista in the record books?

By REDintern Romaine Soh

Louis Shia, of North Vista Secondary School came in tops for the U15 catergory in

Louis Shia of North Vista finishing the 5 km route first in the U-15 category at the SAA Cross-Country in 18:50. (Photo © Joseph Lee/Red Sports)

 

One of the most anticipated national schools championships is just around the corner.

Some of the fittest student-athletes from all across the nation will convene on Wednesday, March 27 at the National Schools Cross Country Championships, where they will match their endurance, speed and wits against each other. This year’s competition will be held at Bedok Reservoir, with the first race flagging off at 9 a.m.

With just days to go before the championships, let us take a look at the potential title contenders, and potential clashes.

C Division Boys (3.6 km)
Louis Shia of North Vista Secondary is a top contender for the individual title, having won the SAA Cross Country U-15 crown by 13 seconds. He has shown massive improvement from last year’s 51st placing at the nationals, and may be able to put North Vista in the record books if he keeps up his performance.

Meanwhile, Isaac Tan of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS(I)) managed to scoop up the individual titles at the Swift and Wings meets in Louis’ absence. Isaac had previously finished 16th in last year’s edition, and will be hungry to make a name for himself in the C Division before he moves on to the B Division next year.

ACS(I) looks set to take the team title. They had the pleasure of taking the team title at the Wings Cross Country Championship by a massive 38 points ahead of second placed Raffles Institution. Raffles will be left to fight Catholic High for second placing, who finished just three points behind them at the Wings meet.

Who are your favourite 2013 A, B and C Division cross country runners?

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