By Tay Jun Wen/Red Sports
Choa Chu Kang Sports Complex, Thursday, April 11, 2013 — Jannah Wong led a podium sweep for Raffles Institution (RI) when she won the A Division 100m hurdles final at the 54th National Schools Track and Field Championships. Jannah was first in 15.10 seconds while Jermaine Liang was second in 17.50s. Meaghan Chan was third in 17.53s.
Jannah was disappointed that she did not manage to break the record of 15.03s set by Inez Leong Hui Xin, then of RI, in 2010. Jannah currently holds both the B Division 100m hurdles and C Division 80m hurdles records and has been unbeatable in the hurdles.
“I lost speed at the end. I was racing against the time,” said Jannah who clipped a hurdle during the race.
Taking silver, Jermaine commented: “I was able to keep up with the pace of the race. I could improve on my starting and the hurdling. The opponents were strong. My starting should have been more aggressive.”
A trip cost bronze medalist Meaghan Chan some time. She said: “I tripped over my first hurdle and my pace was totally off from there. Initially, I had intended to take three steps between each hurdle. But because of my start, I ended up taking four steps between each hurdle.”
“Even though I tripped and was not running right, I felt that I managed to fight hard and get the medal,” Meaghan added, who also acknowledged her coach, Melvin Tan.
A Division Girls 100m Hurdles Results
1st Wong Min Jannah (Raffles Institution, #102) — 15.10s
2nd Liang Cui Han Jermaine (Raffles Institution, #91) — 17.50s
3rd Chan Meaghan (Raffles Institution, #78) — 17.53s
4th Lim Jayne (Victoria Junior College, #134) — 18.07s
5th Natalie Tan Hui Min (Anglo-Chinese Junior College, #168) — 18.70s
6th Lim Jia Jun (Anglo-Chinese Junior College, #166) — 18.82s
7th Diana Basil Heng Li Jiao (Victoria Junior College, #128) — 19.10s
8th Juliana Shariq Mujtaba (Victoria Junior College, #131) — 19.15s
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