Pri Track & Field: Nanyang clinch five division titles to emerge as most bemedaled team

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Nanyang’s Celeste Li approaches anchor runner Lau Jia Shuen in the D girls’ 4x100m relay final. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei)

 

Bishan Stadium, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 — Nanyang Primary emerged as the school with the most bemedalled athletes after they scooped up five out of the six divisions they competed in at the 54th National Inter-Primary School Track & Field Championships.

Nanyang reaffirmed their status as the team to beat, winning both the B and D Division boys’ titles and making a clean sweep of the B, C and D Division girls’ titles. All in all, Nanyang’s athletes took home 53 medals, with 22 golds, 17 silvers, four bronzes and 10 fourth-place medals. The D Division girls’ team were winners by the biggest margin, raking in 109 points to finish ahead of Sembawang Primary, who had 52 points. The team also set four new championship records in the 60m hurdles, 300m, 600m and 4x100m relay.

Temasek Primary took the C Division boys’ title, finishing with 64 points, ahead of Nanyang who had 52. Temasek’s Reuben Rainer Lee Siong En also took home the Joe Davis Trophy, the award reserved for the best performing athlete at the championships. Reuben rewrote both the 300m and 600m record, and also helped set a new record in the 4x300m relay.

On the final day of competition, Pei Hwa Presbyterian’s Megan Ng Kai Lin won the C girls’ 600m race in a record time of 1 minute 51.12 seconds, breaking the 2009 record of 1:51.19 set by Greenwood Primary’s Nur Maisara Bte Razlee. Nanyang’s Ellis Hor and Celeste Ang came in second and third respectively with times of 1:56.24 and 1:58.21. Temasek’s Leong Hui Wen was fourth with a time of 2:1.61.

Stiff competition in the 4x100m relays also provided a treat for the crowd.

In the D girls’ race, Nanyang’s record-breaking team further lowered their record to 58.87s. Earlier on in the heats last Thursday, they had already brought the record below the one minute mark. Nanyang also won both the boys’ and girls’ B Division races while Temasek won the C and D boys’ races.

St Anthony’s Canossian won the C Girls’ relay with a time of 57.9s, ahead of Nanyang’s 58.39s and Temasek’s 59.33s.

Results
A Boys
1st. Stamford Pri – 75 points
2nd. Griffiths Pri – 52
3rd. First Toa Payoh Pri – 44
4th. Teck Whye Pri – 36
5th. Lianhua Pri – 31
6th. MacPherson Pri – 28
7th. Xinghua Pri – 15
8th. St Anthony’s Pri – 13

B Boys
1st Nanyang Pri – 60
2nd Temasek Pri – 47
3rd Gongshang Pri – 43
4th St Stephen’s School – 40
5th Fuhua Pri – 39
6th Anglo-Chinese School (Junior) – 20
7th Red Swastika School – 18
8th Greenwood Pri – 17

C Boys
1st Temasek Pri – 64 points
2nd Nanyang Pri – 52
3rd St Stephen’s School – 52
4th Anglo-Chinese School (Pri) – 34
5th Northland Pri – 31
6th Ang Mo Kio Pri – 26
7th Gongshang Pri – 21
8th Balestier Hill Pri – 16

D Boys
1st Nanyang Pri – 47 points
2nd Temasek Pri – 39
3rd St Stephen’s School – 39
4th Greenwood Pri – 34
5th Sembawang Pri – 21
6th Northland Pri – 20
7th Anglo-Chinese School (Pri) – 20
8th South View Pri – 19

A Girls
1st Balestier Hill Pri – 62 points
2nd Sembawang Pri – 45
3rd Seng Kang Pri – 42
4th Lianhua Pri – 40
5th Teck Whye Pri – 27
6th Stamford Pri – 25
7th MacPherson Pri – 23
8th Ang Mo Kio Pri – 16

B Girls
1st Nanyang Pri – 98 points
2nd Pei Hwa Presbyterian Pri – 57
3rd Temasek Pri – 46
4th Pioneer Pri – 28
5th Gongshang Pri – 14
6th Nan Hua Pri – 14
7th Greenwood Pri – 13
8th Sembawang Pri – 13

C Girls
1st Nanyang Pri – 76 points
2nd Temasek Pri – 59
3rd St Anthony’s Canossian Pri – 46
4th Pei Hwa Presbyterian Pri – 29
5th Greenwood Pri – 22
6th ongshang Pri – 14
7th Ang Mo Kio Pri – 13
8th Stamford Pri – 12

D Girls
1st Nanyang Pri – 109 points
2nd Sembawang Pri – 52
3rd Pei Hwa Presbyterian Pri – 31
4th CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ – 26
5th St Anthony’s Canossian Pri – 20
6th Admiralty Pri – 19
7th Gongshang Pri – 15
8th Red Swastika – 12

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