Story By Zachary Foo/Red Sports. Photos by Rebekah Abbott and Clara Yuan/Red Sports


Joshua Lim sprinting towards the finish line of the boys’ C Division 4x400m relay final. ACS(I) took first place in 3 minutes 41.42 seconds. (Photo 1 © Clara Yuan/Red Sports)

Choa Chu Kang Stadium, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (ACS(I)) never trailed from the second leg onwards, taking gold in the boys’ C Division 4x400m relay at the 55th National Inter-School Track & Field Championships.

The quartet of Oliver Lim, David Tameeris, Philip Wong and Joshua Lim clocked a time of 3 minutes 41.42 seconds to clinch first place.

Their time is the fifth fastest in the history of this event and division in these championships. In addition, their time of 3:44.66 in the heats is the 16th fastest.

Singapore Sports School came in second in a time of 3:44.69, while Hwa Chong Institution clinched bronze in 3:46.28.

Since their inception in 2004, Sports School have finished in the top three for this event every year.

As for HCI, their last victory in this event came in 2002, when they set a then-meet record of 3:39.92.

ACSI’s lead-off runner Oliver Lim said, “We trained really hard for this. Once we saw that we could win this event, we did our best and it came true.”

ACSI’s final-leg runner Joshua Lim, who set a new C Division 400m meet record of 51.65s on April 11, said, “I want to thank God for the win. When we win, we give all the glory to Him.”

The record is also held by ACS(I). The team clocked a time of 3 minutes 37.25 seconds in 2008 to set the mark.

C Division Boys 4x400m Results
1st Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) – 03:41.42
2nd Singapore Sports School – 03:44.69
3rd Hwa Chong Institution – 03:46.28
4th Catholic High School – 03:47.39
5th Victoria School – 03:52.03
6th Raffles Institution – 03:52.90
7th St. Joseph’s Institution – 04:01.50
8th Hua Yi Secondary School – 04:06.07


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