48th National Inter-School Track & Field Championships 2007
‘C’ Division 800m Final
Wednesday, 18 July 2007 at Choa Chu Kang Stadium

Story and pictures by Leslie Tan. © Red Sports/soulbreath pictures

Nur Hamizah of the Singapore Sports School won the 800m gold in a time of 2:30.66 at the recent Track & Field Championships.

Nur Hamizah (#100) leads in the final stretch while teammate Wendy Enn follows in second place. © Leslie Tan/Red Sports

Jaime Maria Tan of the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ – Toa Payoh) was the early leader as she pulled away to establish a 5m-lead. However, at the 400m mark of the race, Nur Hamizah made her move together with her schoolmate Wendy Enn. Both Sports School athletes overhauled Jaime and started to pull away, setting a pace that no one could keep up with. In the last 100m stretch, Nur Hamizah led by a clear 10m to cross the line first followed by Wendy who clocked 2:32.99.

Early race leader Jaime Maria Tan of CHIJ (Toa Payoh) is followed closely by eventual winner Nur Hamizah. © Leslie Tan/Red Sports

Allison Tan of Nanyang Girls’ finished third in 2:35.24 while Jaime eventually finished sixth in 2:39.88.

Allison Tan (#378) of Nanyang Girls keeps ahead of Leia Teo of RGS to finish third. Leia eventually finished fourth. © Leslie Tan/Red Sports