By Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports
Lenis Phoa (HCI) on her way to winning the gold medal. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Thursday, April 14, 2011 — Lenis Phoa of Hwa Chong Institution swept aside her competition to win the gold medal in the A Division Girls’ Javelin event at the 52nd National Inter-School Track and Field Championships. She was the only athlete in her event who threw a distance of more than 30m.
Her throw of 34.74m comfortably allowed her to take first while her nearest competitor, Crystal Chiang from Anglo-Chinese Junior College, settled for second place with a throw distance of 28.35m. Catholic Junior College’s Alissa Lim came in third with 27.78m.
Hannah Ng from Raffles Institution, who played basketball for Singapore in the Youth Olympic Games, also featured in the javelin event, throwing a distance of 27.01m to come in a respectable fourth place.
This was Lenis’ second straight Javelin title. She won gold in the B Division competition last year, and finished second in 2009. Lenis has a personal best of 35.97m, recorded at last month’s National Junior meet.
1. Lenis Phoa Chien (HCI) – 34.74m
2. Chiang Bao Xian Crystal (ACJC) – 28.35m
3. Lim Yufeng Alissa (CJC) – 27.78m
4. Hannah Ng Jia Hui (RI) – 27.01m
5. Er Shengxin Eunice (HCI) – 26.63m
6. Tan Xin Ying (VJC) – 26.37m
7. Jewel Ang Yun-Ru (VJC) – 25.59m
8. Francine Goh Wei Ling (CJC) – 24.10m
Crystal Chiang (ACJC) runs in for the throw. (Photo 2 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Alissa Lim (CJC) makes her throw. (Photo 3 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Hannah Ng (RI) threw a distance of 27.01 to take fourth. (Photo 4 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Fifth placed Eunice Er from HCI threw a distance of 26.63m. (Photo 5 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Tan Xin Ying from VJC threw a distance of 26.37m to finish sixth place. (Photo 6 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
VJC’s coach protesting to the official after several calls which he felt were unfair towards his athlete. (Photo 7 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)
Lenis Phoa runs in for her throw. The 16 year old has recorded throws of further than 33 metres in all five meets which she has taken part in this year. Her pre-2011 personal best was 32.30m, recorded at last year’s National Schools meet. (Photo 8 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)