Belle Tan opening up an unassailable lead to win the A Division 3000 final in 11:45.80. (Photo 1 © Les Tan/Red Sports)
Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Thursday, April 5, 2012 — Belle Tan of Anglo-Chinese Junior College successfully defended her title when she won the A Division 3000m final in a time of 11 minutes 45.80 seconds at the 53rd National Schools Track and Field Championships.
Her victory was remarkable because she had just run and won the A Division 1500m final a day earlier.
The Championship record is 10:34.60 and it was set by Zhang Cuiying, then of Raffles Junior College, in 1991.
Jolene Quek of Raffles Institution (RI) was second in 11:51.87 while Victoria Tan, also of RI, was third in 11:58.45.
Jolene was running neck and neck with Belle heading into the final lap but could not keep up as Belle pulled away slowly to win by at least 50m.
1st Belle Tan Xin Yi (Anglo-Chinese Junior College) — 11:45.80
2nd Quek Qian Ying Jolene (Raffles Institution) — 11:51.87
3rd Victoria Tan Shi Ying (Raffles Institution) — 11:58.45
4th Ling An (Hwa Chong Institution) — 12:10.82
5th Seow Yun Yun (Raffles Institution) — 12:15.69
6th Lim Yu-Han (Hwa Chong Institution) — 12:16.22
7th Chua Wan Ping (Anglo-Chinese Junior College) — 12:33.41
8th Linn Yun Ying (National Junior College) — 13:01.70
9th S Roobini (Serangoon Junior College) — 13:08.07
10th Darrelle Marie Lim Xi (Victoria Junior College) — 13:16.13
11th Lim Xing Hui Charlotte (Victoria Junior College) — 13:21.93
12th Kua Ying Li Aleena (Victoria Junior College) — 14:01.54
13th Ruth Choy Hui Yi (Anglo-Chinese Junior College) — 14:04.48
14th Sharlene Danielle Quah (St Andrew’s Junior College) — 14:51.57
15th Lisa Gay Xue (Yishun Junior College) — 15:54.82
S Shamitaa (Hwa Chong Institution) — WDL
T Kirthikaa (Yishun Junior College) — WDL
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