C Div Boys’ 4x100m Relay Final
ACS(I)’s Alvis Lee, Sean Russell Tay, Thaddaeus Lee and Keane Tan powered home to gold in the C Div boys’ 4x100m relay final, clocking 46.18s. It was the school’s first win in the event since 2018.
A team of versatile athletes, Thaddaeus was registered for the javelin and long jump, Alvis and Keane took part in the long jump and javelin respectively on top of the 100m, while Sean was the 200m-400m champion.
They finished ahead of RI who took silver in 46.89s, while St. Patrick’s School clocked 47.76s for bronze, the school’s first 4x100m relay top 3 finish in 14 years.
HCI were fourth in 48.20s, a result out of the ordinary. The traditional heavyweights had finished in the top 3 in the C boys’ 4x100m relay in 9 of the previous 10 editions of the championships.
1st Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) — 46.18 seconds
2nd Raffles Institution — 46.89
3rd St. Patrick’s School — 47.76
4th Hwa Chong Institution — 48.20
5th Temasek Secondary School — 49.41
6th National Junior College — 50.57
7th Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) — 50.92
8th Hua Yi Secondary School — 52.90
St. Joseph’s Institution — Disqualified
B Div Boys’ 4x100m Relay Final
Aided by storming runs on the last two legs, the RI quartet of Justin Chua, Xavier Teo, Brayden Chan and Garrett Chua snatched victory in the B Div boys’ 4x100m relay final clocking 44.10s. It was RI’s first win in this event in 17 years.
Barely in sixth or seventh place halfway through the race, RI clawed back via 100m (11.12s) and 200m (22.37s) champion Brayden on the third leg, before long jump (6.64m) and 110m hurdles (14.33s) champion Garrett made sure of the win by crossing the line 0.2 seconds ahead of second-placed Singapore Sports School (44.30s).
SSP had won this event 10 times out of the previous 16 editions of the championships.
Victoria School were third in 44.63s, with St. Patrick’s School fourth in 44.89s.
Though RI claimed the gold after so long, their winning time is the slowest in this event since 2012 (44.46s, SSP).
1st Raffles Institution — 44.10 seconds
2nd Singapore Sports School — 44.30
3rd Victoria School — 44.63
4th St. Patrick’s School — 44.89
5th Hwa Chong Institution — 45.11
6th Catholic High School — 45.27
7th Tanjong Katong Secondary School — 45.80
8th Unity Secondary School — 45.86
9th Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) — 46.68
A Div Boys’ 4x100m Relay Final
ACS(I) retained its A Div boys’ 4x100m relay title with the quartet of Joel Aidan Low, Luke Tan, Isaac Ling and Xavier Tan clocking 42.91s. It was ACS(I)’s third gold in this event in the last four editions of the championships.
Victoria Junior College (VJC) grabbed the silver in 43.37s. It was VJC’s first top 3 finish in this event in 11 years — the last being a bronze in 2012 — and the highest position attained by a VJC team since the school last won the relay in 2009.
Though RI boasted sprint double champion Tate Tan (100m – 10.74s; 200m – 21.93s), a slight fumble during the last baton exchange saw them settle for bronze in 43.55s. Nonetheless, it was the 12th straight time that RI have made the top 3 in this event. Since 2000, the school has ended up on the podium in every edition of the meet except 2003 and 2009.
Additionally, this year’s result pushed powerhouses HCI out of the top 3, only the third time this has happened in the A boys’ 4x100m relay since 2010.
1st Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) — 42.91 seconds
2nd Victoria Junior College — 43.37
3rd Raffles Institution — 43.55
4th Hwa Chong Institution — 44.24
5th St. Joseph’s Institution — 44.57
6th Yishun Innova Junior College — 45.19
7th St. Andrew’s Junior College — 47.13
8th Anglo-Chinese Junior College — 47.22
National Junior College — Disqualified
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