By Tay Jun Wen/Red Sports

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Syazani (#105) of Sports School edged out Timothy Ong (#153, left) by 0.1s to win the B Div 100m final in 11.18s. Kennard Chin (#315, right) of SJI was third in 11.49s. (Photo © Les Tan/Red Sports)


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Choa Chu Kang Sports Complex, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — Muhammad Syazani Bin Abdul Wahid of Singapore Sports School edged out Timothy Ong of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) by 0.1s to win the B Division 100m final in 11.18 seconds at the 54th National Schools Track and Field Championships.

Timothy, the B Division 200m gold medalist, stopped the clock at 11.28s while Kennard Chin of St. Joseph’s Institution won his second bronze in 11.49s.

The B Division 100m record is 10.90s, set by Shahrir Mohd Anuar, then of Singapore Sports School, in 2009.

A surprised Syanzani said: “I did not think that I will get the gold medal. My starting today was strong, but I should have pushed more at the ending. My competitors were really friendly and supportive. I would also like to thank my coach Remy Gan and my friends for supporting me.”

An early misjudgment made by Kennard was what cost him the race. “Usually, I was expecting the starter to hold between saying ‘Set’ and firing the starting gun. But he shot the gun early, so I had to chase from the back of the group,” said Kennard.

Kennard added: “I could have done better. The competitors were fast and I was hoping to have a good fight with Timothy to contend for second place. Overall, it was a good race.”

B Division Boys 100m Results
1st Muhammad Syazani Bin Abdul Wahid (Singapore Sports School, #105) — 00:11.18
2nd Timothy Ong Kah Yong (Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), #153) — 00:11.28
3rd Chin Yew Chung Kennard (St. Joseph’s Institution, #315) — 00:11.49
4th Hong Jin Xiang (Hwa Chong Institution, #522) — 00:11.56
5th Jay Choo Zhan Xian (Singapore Sports School, #100) — 00:11.57
6th Ritz Ong Xian Liang (St. Joseph’s Institution, #335) — 00:11.74
7th Daryl Shane Lee Rui Guan (Temasek Secondary, #443) — 00:11.82
8th Chan Ngai Hun Billy (Raffles Institution, #265) — 00:11.83

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