By Tay Jun Wen/Red Sports

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Nur Izlyn Bte Zaini (#88, centre) of Sports School wins the B Div 100m final in 12.71s, just 0.01s ahead of Kugapriyad D/O Chandran (#86, right). Kerstin Ong (#85), also of Sports School, was third in 13.00s. (Photo © Les Tan/Red Sports)


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Choa Chu Kang Sports Complex, Wednesday, April 17, 2013 — Nur Izlyn Bte Zaini of Singapore Sports School beat her teammate Kugapriyad D/O Chandran by just 0.01 seconds to win the B Division 100 metres gold at the 54th National Schools Track and Field Championships. She clocked 12.71 seconds.

Sports School had a podium sweep in this event. Kugapriyad, the 200m gold medalist, clocked 12.72s while third place went to Kerstin Ong who ran 13s flat.

The B Division 100m record is 12.39s and it was set by Eugenia Tan Yan Ning, then of Sports School, in 2012. Nur Izlyn had set the C Division 100m record of 12.74 seconds in 2012.

“It was a challenging race. I started very slow. My arm-swinging motion can be improved on,” said Izlyn.

Kugapriyad felt that her run was not up to expectations. She said: “It was an exciting race, but I could have started faster.”

Kerstin also expected herself to have ran quicker. “I was slowing down at the end. I need to learn how to have a faster end,” said the bronze medalist.

The three of them have unanimously agreed that their opponents were strong and fast, making it a tough race for them.

B Division Girls 100m Results
1st Nur Izlyn Bte Zaini (Singapore Sports School, #88) — 00:12.71
2nd Kugapriyad D/O Chandran (Singapore Sports School, #86) — 00:12.72
3rd Kerstin Ong Jing Rong (Singapore Sports School, #85) — 00:13.00
4th Nur Maisara Bte Razlee (Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary, #7) — 00:13.10
5th Hilda Tang Jia Ying (Nanyang Girls’ High School, #364) — 00:13.31
6th Loke Hsin Teng Michelle (CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’, #377) — 00:13.43
6th Lim Ying (Nanyang Girls’ High School, #38) — 00:13.43
8th Au Yee Sin (CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’, #22) — 00:13.49

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