What historic nuggets went down on the final day as the annual NSG track and field meet returned under the National Stadium roof for the first time since 2019? Red Sports gives you a full lowdown of the relay finals along with pieces of statistical trivia.
Victoria Junior College's Faith Ford clocked 4:52.41 in the A Div girls' 1500m final to shatter the 24-year-old electronically-timed record of 4:54.02 held by Rahmah Begum, and Zhang Cuiying's hand-timed mark of 4:53.7 set in 1991. The feat added to her record-breaking run in the 3000m heats two weeks earlier.
Clara Lim of RGS rose above her competition to snatch the B Div girls' 100m gold in 12.49s (-0.1m/s), slashing one hundredth of a second off her personal best and dipping just 0.04s ahead of nearest challenger Teh Ying Shan of Chung Cheng High (Yishun). In a historic first for the girls' 100m across all divisions, all eight finalists went under the 13s barrier.
Raffles Institution (RI)’s Tate Tan clinched gold in the A Division boys’ 100-metre final in an eye-catching 10.74 seconds (-0.2m/s), becoming the third-fastest schoolboy in NSG history in the event.
Strong plate discipline, aggressive base-running and tight defense proved to be the keys for Hwa Chong Institution's 13-3 win over National Junior College in the National A Division Boys' Softball 3rd/4th placing match.
National A Div Softball Final (Girls): Rafflesians come back to beat HCI 2-1 in extra innings tie-breaker for first title in decade
In a stunning season-long comeback, Raffles Institution overcame the odds to emerge the A Division girls' softball champions, defeating Hwa Chong Institution 2-1 after an extra sixth inning to win the championship for the first time since 2012. RI previously lost to HCI in the group stage via mercy rule, with a 0-10 scoreline.
National A Div Basketball Final (Girls): HCI overcome gritty NJC 44-30 to lift first trophy since 2015
Chasing their school's first title since 2015, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) overcame a spirited performance from underdogs National Junior College (NJC) to clinch redemption on behalf of their seniors and emerge triumphant in the 2022 A Division girls' basketball final. With 10 A girls' trophies since 2003 prior to this year but having come short at the last hurdle in two out of the last four editions of the championship from 2016 to 2019, the HCI class of 2022 made their mark and finally reclaimed the title after seven years with a 44-30 victory over a gritty NJC side, who were making their school’s first final appearance in the girls’ A Division, in the past decade at least.
National A Div Basketball Final (Boys): NJC secure historic first title after surviving late HCI fightback
National Junior College (NJC) turned around an early Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) lead and survived a late onslaught from their opponents to bag their maiden A Division boys' basketball title, in only the school's second appearance in a championship final. Led by captain and Most Valuable Player (MVP) Ray Chan (#8) with a game-high 12 points, the boys in white came out 41-33 winners against their counterparts in red to protect their 100-percent record over seven games in the competition.