Pri Track & Field: Nanyang and Temasek dominate 4x100m qualifiers; Nanyang lower D girls’ record below 1 minute

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Celeste Li, part of Nanyang Primary’s D girls’ record breaking team, running in the third leg of the 4x100m relay heats. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei)

 

Bishan Stadium, Thursday, April 25, 2013 — Nanyang and Temasek Primary dominated the 4x100m relay heats as they posting the fastest times at the 54th National Inter-Primary School Track & Field Championships. In addition, Nanyang’s D girls’ team broke the one minute barrier when they lowered the record to 58.97 seconds, down from 1 minute 0.19 seconds set by Gongshang Primary in 2009.

Nanyang was fastest in the D girls’, C girls’ and B Bboys’ event while Temasek Primary was fastest in the D and C boys’ event. Pei Hwa Presbyterian also put in a stellar performance to top the B girls’ qualifying list when they clocked 56.25 seconds, just over 0.3 seconds faster than Nanyang Primary’s 56.53 seconds.

Nanyang Primary’s D girls’ quartet of Mindy Foo, Carlyne Li, Celeste Li and Lau Jia Shuen boasted three current record holders (300m, 600m, 60m hurdles), and they used their advantage to rise above their competitors. Their nearest competitor was Sembawang Primary, who came in almost three seconds behind with a time of 1 minute 2.15 seconds.

The final day of competition will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at Bishan Stadium.

List of qualifiers
D Boys
1. Temasek Pri Sch – 1 minute 00.37 seconds
2. Greenwood Pri Sch – 1:00.72
3. Sembawang Pri Sch – 1:00.80
4. Ang Mo Kio Pri Sch – 1:01.31
5. Anglo-Chinese Sch (Pri) – 1:01.89
6. St Stephen’s Sch – 1:01.89
7. Nanyang Pri Sch- 1:02.17
8. Red Swastika Sch – 1:02.35

D Girls
1. Nanyang Pri Sch – 00:58.97 [N]
2. Sembawang Pri Sch – 1:02.15
3. Gongshang Pri Sch – 1:03.28
4. Pei Hwa Pres. Pri Sch – 1:03.47
5. CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ – 1:03.78
6. St Anthony’s Canossian Pri Sch – 1:03.97
7. Paya Lebar Meth Girls Sch (Pri) – 1:05.45
8. Temasek Pri Sch – 1:05.98

C Boys
1. Temasek Pri Sch – 00:56.00
2. St Stephen’s Sch – 00:56.45
3. Ang Mo Kio Pri Sch – 00:57.25
4. Nanyang Pri Sch – 00:57.97
5. Northland Pri Sch – 00:58.17
6. Gongshang Pri Sch – 00:58.53
7. Anglo-Chinese Sch (Pri) – 00:59.15
8. Canberra Pri Sch – 00:59.58

C Girls
1. Nanyang Pri Sch – 00:58.48
2. St Anthony’s Canossian Pri Sch – 00:58.62
3. Temasek Pri Sch – 00:59.19
4. Pei Hwa Pres. Pri Sch – 00:59.78
5. Greenwood Pri Sch – 1:00.50
6. Ang Mo Kio Pri Sch – 01:01.03
7. MacPherson Pri Sch – 1:01.28
8. Gongshang Pri Sch – 1:01.94

B Boys
1. Nanyang Pri Sch – 00:52.33
2. Temasek Pri Sch – 00:53.33
3. Fuhua Pri Sch – 00:53.75
4. Gongshang Pri Sch – 00:53.78
5. Seng Kang Pri Sch – 00:53.97
6. Ai Tong Sch – 00:54.10
7. Greenwood Pri Sch – 00:54.64
8. Anglo-Chinese Sch (Junior) – 00:55.78

B Girls
1. Pei Hwa Pres. Pri Sch – 00:56.25
2. Nanyang Pri Sch – 00:56.53
3. Pioneer Pri Sch – 00:57.29
4. Temasek Pri Sch – 00:58.06
5. Fairfield Meth. Pri Sch – 00:58.81
6. CHIJ Katong Pri – 00:59.06
7. Gongshang Pri Sch – 00:59.09
8. CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ – 00:59.16

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