History was made in the 58th National Inter-School Cross Country Championships when unfancied Nan Hua High School clinched the B Division Girls’ team title and brought home its first ever cross country championship.
National Schools Cross Country: ACS(I) edge out HCI to win B Boys title by a whisker; retain A Div title
It came down to each school’s fourth-fastest B Division runner – ACS(I) had Joshua Loo in 11th, while HCI’s George Lai was 15th.
Isaac Tan of ACS(I) pulled off an upset as he finished first in the A boy's 4.6km race in 16:15.07, ahead of pre-race favourite Tan Chong Qi of RI. In the process, ACS(I) clinched their first ever cross country team title in the division.
Nicole's teammate, Vanessa Lee, clinched the silver medal in a time of 14:09.90 while Natalie Soh of Raffles Institution (RI) came in third with a time of 14:51.11.
National B Div Cross Country: Syed Hussein of Pasir Ris wins gold; Guangyang win historic team title
His time was almost 14 seconds faster than the 16:15.07 timing that Isaac Tan of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) clocked to win the A Division race.
National B Div Cross Country: Elaine Quah of RGS bags gold for 3rd year running; Cedar Girls’ win team title
This is the third year in a row that she has won at the Nationals, a streak that started when she captured the C Division title in 2014.
Kacy Tan of Guangyang Secondary came in second with a timing of 15:41.63, while Wu Shu Han of Nan Hua High was third with a 16:09.01.
Gabriel Ng of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) clocked 12 minutes 54.70 seconds for the 3.65 kilometre route to emerge as the C Division boys champion.