Story by Nicole Lum/Red Sports. Photos by Lee Jian Wei and Clara Yuan/Red Sports


(L-R): Syarin Zahari (#112) of Singapore Sports School, Ban Chen Hong (#331) of Victoria School and Gerard Wirawan (#231) of St. Joseph’s Institution in action. They came in fourth, second and first respectively. (Photo 1 © Lee Jian Wei/Red Sports)

Choa Chu Kang Stadium, April 22, 2015 — Gerard Wirawan of St. Joseph’s Insitution (SJI) struck gold in the C Division boys’ 100m final at the 56th National Inter-School Track and Field Championships. His time of 11.66 seconds gave him the best spot on the podium and a new personal best timing.

In second place was Ban Chen Hong of Victoria School in 11.84s while third went to Raeshon Loo from Singapore Sports School who finished in 11.88s.

Gerard failed to qualify for the final last year and ended his season prematurely in the semi-final.

This year, he more than made up for it by achieving his first ever victory.

“I feel really glad for the run today because it is my first time getting a gold medal for a 100m race,” said Gerard.

“I think it is really a great run but I wouldn’t have done it without my coach, school and family supporting me. I feel proud winning first place for my school.”

Gerard, and teammate Dave Tung who won the 1500m, are the only two gold medalists from SJI in the championship.

Singapore Sports School alumnus Shahrir Anuar holds the C Division boys’ 100m record of 11.29s that was set in 2007.

C Division Boys’ 100m Results
1st Gerard Wirawan (#231, St. Joseph’s Institution) – 11.66s
2nd Ban Chen Hong (#331, Victoria School) – 11.84s
3rd Loo Wei Ming, Raeshon (#104, Singapore Sports School) – 11.88s
4th Nur Syarin B Zahari (#112, Singapore Sports School) – 11.96s
5th Tan Yi An (#218, Raffles Institution) – 12.19s
6th Joshua Timothy D’Cruz (#238, St. Joseph’s Institution) – 12.31s
7th Abdullah As-Shiddiq Bin Mohd Farid (#10, Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary) – 12.35s
8th Marvin Jethro Agaran Prudencio (#91, North Vista Secondary) – 12.53s

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