When Singapore Sports School (SSP)’s Huang Weijun received the baton on the anchor in the B Division boys’ 4 by 400 metres relay final, he knew a massive winning streak was on the line for his school in the event. The B boys’ 100m-200m sprint king was up against Victoria School (VS)’s 800m champion and 400m silver medalist Subaraghav Hari who got the baton slightly earlier, and he understood the assignment. Weijun took advantage of his speed to overtake the latter within the first bend, and never relented as he brought the gold home for SSP in 3 minutes 31.47 seconds, a marginal 0.18s ahead of VS (3:31.65). Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) took the bronze in 3:35.44.
Cedar Girls' Secondary claimed three out of a possible four relay golds at the 63rd National Schools Track and Field Championships, clinching double relay victory in the girls' C Division and crossing the line first in the B girls' 4 by 100 metres race. It was the first time the school has won three or more relay golds in the same meet since the alumna of 1999 also won both C girls' relays as well as the B Division 4x400m.
In the event’s inaugural contest at the annual National Schools, Cedar Girls’ Choo Jia Yi and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)’s John Tan emerged as the champions in the C Division girls’ and boys’ 200-metre hurdles finals respectively.
For a historic first time, Methodist Girls' School (MGS) swept two out of a possible two divisional titles at the National Schools Cross Country Championships. MGS secured the championship in the Girls' B and C divisions, both by small victory margins of five and nine points against nearest rivals Cedar Girls' and CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' respectively. Guided by accomplished coach Steven Quek, the MGS girls' victories are historically only their third for each respective division, adding to the school's B Division triumphs in 2001 and 2008 and C Division triumphs in 2007 and 2013. This is also only the fourth time since 2000 that a school has swept both B and C girls' titles, replicating the feats of Commonwealth Secondary in 2002 and 2004 and Raffles Girls' School in 2015.
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.
Just three days before, she bagged home her first silver during the C Division Girls' 1500-metres final at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships. In the 3000m final, Eryka Anna Kerner Pasupathy of Cedar Girls' Secondary then rose to the occasion to clinch her first individual gold medal with a winning timing of 13 minutes and 01.08 seconds.
Singapore Sports School's Samantha Theresa Ortega secures an emphatic win in the C Division Girls' 200m final at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships.
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School's Laura Wong emerges victorious in C Division Girls' 400m Final, finishing over a second ahead of her next competitor, Ho Zhi Ling of Nanyang Girls' High School.