Raffles Institution duo Matz Chan and Jered Wong earned a 1-2 finish in both the A Division boys' 110m and 400m hurdles finals, with Matz clocking 15.70s and 57.25s in the respective races.
In likely their final time competing in the event for Singapore Sports School (SSP), Tyeisha Rene Misson Khoo and Irsyad B Mohammad Said made it a swansong to remember as they struck gold in their respective B Division 400-metre hurdles finals.
Hwa Chong Institution's Amanda Ashley Woo dominated from start to end to power home to gold in the A Division girls' 400-metre hurdles final, clocking a quick time of 1 minute and 5.96 seconds.
Zak Tng of Hwa Chong Institution clinched the C Division boys' 400-metre hurdles gold at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships, stopping the clock at 1 minute 2.17 seconds. The result meant the Secondary 2 student seals his first individual medal at the annual schools meet.
As Kampton Kam looked at the bar, which was set at 2.15 metres, he raised both his hands in the air and began clapping — urging his Victoria Junior College (VJC) supporters, seated behind him, to clap along. With the crowd clapping with him, Kampton then steadied himself. As he began his run-up, the rhythm of the clapping sped up alongside him almost as if to give an extra lift to the 18-year-old high jumper, who had already failed his first attempt at the record-breaking height. Kampton smoothly took off, with his eyes fixed firmly on the bar, he arched his body over the bar and as his legs cleanly floated above the bar, you can see his gritted teeth breaks into a smile of disbelief.
A two-and-a-half hours delay forced by lightning alert failed to derail Tan Tse Teng of Hwa Chong Institution as she leapt 11.25 metres on her final attempt to snatch the A Division girls' triple jump gold.
A Div 2000m Steeplechase: Second gold for HCI’s Clarice Lau as NJC’s Ng Yu Ching recovers from bad fall to snatch bronze
Last year, Elaine Quah of Raffles Institution (RI) pulled away early from the A Division Girls’ 2000m steeplechase field to clinch gold way ahead of her nearest competitor. In that race, Clarice Lau of Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) finished third in 8:25.06. This year's race played out in almost exactly the same way, but with Clarice in Elaine's shoes this time, finishing over 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor in a timing of 8:04.28, a new personal best by over 20 seconds. The steeplechase saw its usual share of drama with many runners tripping at the water obstacle.
Raffles Institution's Nedunchezian Selvageethan emerged victorious to clinch his first ever gold medal in the A Division Boys' 800m final at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships.