Even though it was the first match of the preliminary round of this year A Division Boys' floorball games, the game played by Tampines Meridian Junior College (TMJC) and Victoria Junior College (VJC) kicked off to an intense notch.It was just last year when Raffles Institution (RI) dethroned VJC by claiming A Div Floorball championship title, while Meridian Junior College secured second. VJC won Tampines Junior College (TPJC) and clinched bronze, while TPJC landed the final spot in the top four. As such, the match was truly the kick-start of the season, consisting of the merged fourth and second placing schools and the third placing VJC.
National Schools Track Relays (Girls): Nanyang Girls’ domination continues; B Div 4x100m quartet clocks all-time 2nd-fastest timing
By a tiny margin of eight-hundredths of a second, Nanyang Girls' High School (NYGH) fell short of breaking the B Division girls' 4 by 100 metres relay championship record. Nonetheless, that failed to dampen their mood as the school continued their dominance in the relay events in recent years, garnering three out of four golds in the girls' B and C divisions.
National A Div Floorball (Girls): CJC seize first match of season to take traditional powerhouses TMJC by surprise in tight 1-1 draw
Catholic Junior College (CJC) and Tampines Meridian Junior College (TMJC) started of their first matches of the National Schools A Division Floorball season with close draw of 1-1. Though it was a draw, the emotions on opposing ends of the court differed greatly.
National B Div Floorball: Victoria School and East Spring take turns to lead in intense match with score of 8-8
The scoreline says it all. In one of the most intense matches of the B Division Boys' Floorball preliminary round, Victoria School (VS) and East Spring Secondary (ESS) went head-to-head in a game of bob and weave, each team refusing to be defeated. With a draw of 8-8, VS managed to claim top spot in the grouping, while ESS secured second position. Nevertheless, both teams advanced to the semi-finals on April the fourth.
Just a few days earlier, the two emerged as champions in their C Division 200-metres finals. The stands at the National Stadium saw a similar show of brilliance as Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)'s Xavier Tan and Singapore Sports School's (SSP) Samantha Ortega found gold yet again at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships, this time in the highly anticipated 100m finals.
Stopping the clock at a personal best of 6 minutes and 54.53 seconds, Loh Wei Long of Yuan Ching Secondary (YCS) stood tallest atop the podium among the traditional powerhouses of track after taking on the B Division Boys' 2000 metres steeplechase final at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships. This was only the second time that Wei Long has competed in the steeplechase but he remained unfazed as he seized his first individual gold -- which was also the only gold that Yuan Ching Secondary garnered at the meet -- while breaking his personal best which was set at 7:02.17 during the heats. Aeron Young and teammate Jonathan Yeong of Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) finished seconds behind of the victor with timings of 6:58.49 and 6:59.39 respectively, clinching silver and bronze for their school.
The last stretch of the B Division Girls' 800-metres final saw Emily Ong of Singapore Chinese Girls' School (SCGS) pushing across the track to hit top speed and secure gold in a swift 2 minutes and 24.53 seconds. Her timing is the fastest clocked in the girls' B Division in eight years, since Ranjitha Raja and Wendy Enn recorded 2:22.02 and 2:23.03 respectively in the 2011 final.
Having accepted the loss of her 1500-metres championship two weeks ago, Cedar Girls' Kylie Tan was placing her hopes on topping the B Division Girls' 3000m final at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships. The Secondary 4 student bagged home a double gold for both events last year, and refused to settle on failure in defending her 1500m throne. This time, she decided to set aside her past failure.