A Div 400m: Hwa Chong’s Sin Ming Wei grabs first ever individual medal with unexpected victory

A bad back injury which lasted eight months forced Sin Ming Wei out of his pet event, the sprint hurdles, three years ago. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. "That was when I realised I'm not cut out for hurdling because my injury stemmed from hurdling," said the Hwa Chong Institution Year 6 student. "Afterwards, I decided to try out 400 (metres), because back then I wasn't that of a strong starter, so I wasn't really that suited for the short burst events." "I think I had potential (in the 400m) and basically my coach and my teammates continued supporting me, and that's where I am today." And where he is today, is atop the A Division boys' 400m podium. In a tight race, he stopped the clock first in a personal best 51.45 seconds, finishing just 0.13s ahead of runner-up Samel Sahil Chetan (51.58s) of Singapore Sports School.

By |2019-03-20T19:24:38+08:00March 20th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

A Div 400m: Sports School’s Diane Pragasam makes it six in six after edging past Hwa Chong’s Amanda Woo

Diane Hilary Pragasam of Singapore Sports School clocked a new personal best of 1:01.00 to clinch her sixth 400m gold in six years at the annual National Schools Track and Field Championships.

By |2019-03-20T18:35:58+08:00March 20th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

A Div 3000m: Hwa Chong’s Clarice Lau outruns ACJC’s Caylee Chua to secure gold

Hwa Chong Institution's (HCI) Clarice Lau claimed the A Division girls' 3000m title 17 seconds ahead of Anglo- Chinese Junior College's (ACJC) Caylee Chua.

By |2019-03-19T11:05:04+08:00March 19th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

B Div 3000m: RI’s Chai Jiacheng clinches title after bouncing back from defeat

Bouncing back from his defeat in the B Division boys' 1500-metre final, Chai Jiacheng took it in his stride to clinch the gold medal in the B Division boys' 3000m.

By |2019-03-19T16:09:21+08:00March 18th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

A Div 5000m: Hwa Chong’s Ethan Yan shatters personal best to claim gold

Ethan Yan of Hwa Chong Institution edges out Ruben S/O Loganathan of Anderson Serangoon JC to claim the gold in the A Division Boys' 5000m race.

By |2019-03-19T17:15:17+08:00March 18th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

National Schools Pole Vault: Two meet records fall as Hwa Chong’s Mei Togawa sails over 3.19m

Hwa Chong Institution's Mei Togawa went beyond even her own expectations as she vaulted to a new A Division girl's mark of 3.19 metres en route to gold in the girls' Open pole vault event, while Lin Ziqi of CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School placed 11th with a 2.30m jump to crack the C Division girls' record.

By |2019-03-17T13:55:05+08:00March 17th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

A Div Long Jump: Lim En Ning of Dunman High overcomes injuries to complete hat-trick

Defending champion Lim En Ning of Dunman High School (DHS) defied injuries to deliver a stunning leap of 5.66 metres, edging out her fellow competitors to win the A division girls' long jump event.

By |2019-03-17T03:13:44+08:00March 15th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments

A Div Long Jump: With last leap, Hwa Chong’s Tedd Toh claims gold

Tedd Toh is perhaps fondly remembered for his animated antics, but he was uncharacteristically silent right before his sixth and final attempt in the A Division boys' long jump competition at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championship. The Hwa Chong Institution fifth-year student knew he had one last chance at catching Victoria Junior College's Kampton Kam, who had recorded 6.81 metres earlier, against a head wind of 1.6 metre/second on his third jump. The loud roar at the end told the whole story.

By |2019-03-17T03:19:45+08:00March 15th, 2019|track-and-field, Youth in Motion|0 Comments