Spotting clean shaven heads for the final, ACS(I) got off to a fast start, with hooker Gavin Ong cutting through the Saints defence to score a very early try that was converted. The St Andrew boys threatened to mount a comeback in the second half with two tries from Joedan Chan, but a penalty and then a fourth ACS(I) try in the closing minutes of the game snuffed out any possible danger.
This was supposed to be a recreational basketball league among mainly tertiary institutions to give youths a platform to play and compete in their pre-season, except it’s anything but. The final 68-54 score meant SIM defeated NUS to become men’s champions of the inaugural National Youth Sports Institute (NYSI) Basketball League, but it also meant SIM’s graduating seniors got to “avenge” their loss at last year’s Singapore University Games (SUniG).
Huang Po Chin, 35, is the head coach of the Singapore National 21 and Under netball team that recently won the Asian Youth Netball Championship held in South Korea.
Elizabeth ran 12.41 seconds, clocked with a tailwind of 0.1 metre/second to break Lim Joo Lee's C division hand-timed 12.6s record that was set in 1993. Teammate Bernice Liew claimed the silver in a personal best 12.72s. Both girls later combined to help Nanyang Girls' High School to gold in the 4 by 100 metres relay.
Nanyang Girls' all-star C Division relay teams were anchored by 80m hurdles-100m double gold medallist Elizabeth-Ann Tan and 800m-1500m champion Wu Shu Han. The girls clocked 50.04 seconds in the 400m relay -- their best this season -- and 4 minutes 15.68 seconds in the 1600m relay to claim two gold medals to add to the five individual ones the school earned previously.
A & B Girls 800m: Nan Hua’s Phoebe Tay holds on to win gold; Hwa Chong’s Arissa Rashid lowers PB by 4 seconds
Nan Hua High School captain Phoebe Tay narrowly held off the challenge of Amanda Wong from CHIJ (Toa Payoh) to finally win her first gold medal at the 58th National Schools Track and Field Championships in the B girls 800-metre, while Arissa Rashid led from start to finish to win the A girls race in a new personal best.
Samuel claimed Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)'s first gold medal at this year's track nationals with a personal best 24.45 seconds, while Singapore Chinese Girls' School's Emily posted 26.54s to wrap up a 200-400 sprint double.
C Div 1500m: Nan Hua’s Yu Zhe strikes first gold; Nanyang Girls’ Shu Han repeats middle distance double
Lim Yu Zhe sat and he sat and he sat, content to let the others set the pace in the C boys 1500-metre race at the 58th National Schools Track and Field Championships. But his agonising 0.06 second loss to Raffles Institution's Sean Tay in the 3000-metre last week was perhaps still fresh in his mind and he didn't want to make the same mistake again of making his move too late.