Dominating both the Boys' and Girls' A Division races, HCI successfully defended their double team victory in addition to picking up the individual gold medal in both categories, a feat they failed to accomplish last year. HCI won the A Division Boys’ team championship with 19 points (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 13th) and the Girls’ one with 12 points (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th), led by team captains Ethan Yan and Vera Wah who both clinched their first ever individual victories in their final year of competing for the school.
Raffles Institution (RI) took all three points in a 2-0 win in the preliminary round of the National Schools A Division Football Boys’ Championship against National Junior College (NJC) where RI were denied two penalties.
Hitting a 13.04-second timing in her heats, Ashley Tan of Cedar Girls' Secondary broke her own personal record with a timing of 12.56s in the 80 metres hurdles final for C Division girls. Hayley Lim of National Junior College (NJC) clinched second place, while Raffles Girls' Kaylene Chan finished third.
C Div 100m Hurdles & B Div 110m Hurdles: Victoria School come out tops through Simon Azulay and triple jump record-breaker Gabriel Lee
Victoria School (VS) made it two in two at the 60th National Schools Track and Field Championships, clinching the gold medal in both the C Division Boys' 100-metre Hurdles and B Division Boys' 110m Hurdles finals through Simon Azulay and Gabriel Lee respectively.
Singapore Sports School's (SSP) Olivia Sallit bagged the gold in the C Division Girls' 800 metre final, while Mervyn Ong of Nan Hua High School (NHHS) emerged victorious in the C Division Boys' final.
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.
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.