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.
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.
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.
NSG Track & Field: HCI bag first A girls’ relay double since 2015, first C boys’ 4x100m gold in 2 decades
With their tag as traditional powerhouses in schools' track and field, one would think that Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) are dominant in the marquee relay events. They turned out to be, but not before erasing a few relay gold droughts in the girls' A Division and C boys' 4 by 100 metres at the 63rd National Schools Track and Field Championships.
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.
By the tiniest of margins, Victoria Junior College (VJC)'s Claudia Tang and Lim Wei Feng of Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) grabbed victories in their respective A Division 800-metre finals to make up for second-place finishes in the 1500m.
C Div Long Jump: RI’s Garrett Chua rewrites 15-year record with 6.44m leap; Chloe Chee of MGS comes close in girls’ event
Raffles Institution's Garrett Chua leapt a huge 6.44m to rewrite the C Division boys' long jump record set by RI old boy Syafiq Poh in 2007; while Methodist Girls' Chloe Chee jumped 5.12m to narrowly miss the C Division girls' record by 7cm.
Hwa Chong Institution (HCI)'s Eleana Goh shook off fatigue and niggling doubts to clinch victory in the A Division girls' 200 metres final, crossing the line in a huge personal best of 26.16 seconds.