What historic nuggets went down on the final day as the annual NSG track and field meet returned under the National Stadium roof for the first time since 2019? Red Sports gives you a full lowdown of the relay finals along with pieces of statistical trivia.
St. Patrick's School's Viresh Kumar clinched the B Div boys' high jump gold with a personal best clearance of 1.90m, getting the better of RI's national u15 record holder Rei Tan who settled for silver with 1.88m.
Victoria Junior College's Faith Ford clocked 4:52.41 in the A Div girls' 1500m final to shatter the 24-year-old electronically-timed record of 4:54.02 held by Rahmah Begum, and Zhang Cuiying's hand-timed mark of 4:53.7 set in 1991. The feat added to her record-breaking run in the 3000m heats two weeks earlier.
Clara Lim of RGS rose above her competition to snatch the B Div girls' 100m gold in 12.49s (-0.1m/s), slashing one hundredth of a second off her personal best and dipping just 0.04s ahead of nearest challenger Teh Ying Shan of Chung Cheng High (Yishun). In a historic first for the girls' 100m across all divisions, all eight finalists went under the 13s barrier.
Raffles Institution (RI)’s Tate Tan clinched gold in the A Division boys’ 100-metre final in an eye-catching 10.74 seconds (-0.2m/s), becoming the third-fastest schoolboy in NSG history in the event.
Under an endless drizzle on a slippery pitch, the boys from Raffles Institution (RI) retained their school’s longstanding hockey legacy after seeing off Victoria Junior College (VJC) in the A Division final, securing the school’s eighth title in the last 10 editions of the championship.
National A Div Floorball Final (Boys): VJC avenge group stage loss against RI to clinch title in tight 2-1 contest
Beaten 1-3 by much-fancied Raffles Institution (RI) in the group stage, the boys from Victoria Junior College (VJC) made sure to approach the A Division floorball final against the same opponents with a renewed focus and strategy. And they executed their game plan to perfection this time round, hitting the 2018 champions twice on the counter via Ammar Harith (VJC #25) and Anas Abdullah Baeesa (VJC #87) to emerge 2-1 winners and reclaim the championship trophy their school last lifted in 2017, and its fourth since 2009.
National A Div Floorball Final (Girls): TMJC dethrone defending champs VJC to seal first title since merger
With all still to play for in the A Division girls' floorball final against defending champions Victoria Junior College (VJC), Tampines Meridian Junior College (TMJC) coach Jatin Nair sent out a rallying message to his charges during the second interval: "The team is only as strong as the relationships within the team." It was a recurring theme that had driven the TMJC girls throughout a short four-month run-up to the competition, and they duly delivered on court to come out 2-1 victors in the final, sealing the school's first title since the merger between Tampines and Meridian JCs.