Coming into the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships, Deseree Khor of Victoria Junior College (VJC) was upbeat about her chances at gold in the A Division girls' javelin. After all, she was the two-time defending champion in the event's B Division and had also set a then-new C Division record in 2016. Even as she moved up to the heavier 600-gram javelin in the A Division this year, her results remained status quo as she clinched victory in a new personal best of 32.62 metres.
Just three years ago, Hwa Chong Institution's Zeen Chia was competing in racewalking because his coaches told him his frame was too small to be a jumper. Fast forward three years, Zeen has the last laugh, clinching the B Division boys' long jump gold at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships in a huge personal best of 6.69 metres. His winning leap was at least 30 centimetres further than the best jumps recorded by his nearest competitors, HCI teammate Isaac Ong (6.39m) and Raffles Institution's high jump champ Mingwen Lee Sullivan (6.21m).
National B Div High Jump: Raffles clinches 1-2 finish through Mingwen Lee Sullivan and Benjamin Seah
Raffles Institution got off to a strong start in the B Division boys’ championship with a 1-2 finish in the high jump event through Mingwen Lee Sullivan and Benjamin Seah, who recorded 1.85m and 1.78m respectively.
Wings Cross Country: Narrow victory for Nan Hua in U17 Girls’ category while Raffles come out top For U17 Boys’
Collective effort from the runners of Nan Hua High School and Raffles Institution (RI) secured their schools’ victories in the Under-17 Girls' and Boys' team championships respectively, despite the individual champions coming from Cedar Girls’ School and Hwa Chong Institution (HCI).
Wings Cross Country: Hwa Chong dominate U20 category to stay on track for National Schools A Division sweep
Hwa Chong Institution dominated both the A Division Boys' and Girls' races in pre-National Schools meet.
Raffles Institution's bigs, Tan Kang Yi (RI #12) and Shannon Tiong (RI #15), scored 18 and 13 respectively to lead them past Hwa Chong Institution 51--46 and into the National Girls' A Division Basketball Championship final.
River Valley High School, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 — Though Hwa Chong’s fielders made commendable efforts in their defence, Raffles Institution’s stellar batting and tight fielding performance shined through in the 3rd/4th placing match.
National Junior College stun HCI 53--42 to secure their first ever final appearance in the National A Division Basketball Championship.