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Sizzling On The Track

Singapore National Track and Field National Championships, National School Games (NSG) Cross Country Championships, New National Records

It has been an exhilarating March with back-to-back action for the Track and Field Academy. The action started at the Singapore National Track & Field Championships 2023 held over two weekends from 17 and 26 March 2023. Team Sports School amassed an impressive 40 medals at the event. They clinched 16 gold, 10 silver, and 14 bronze medals.

The Track and Field Academy was charged up to compete and several of them clocked new personal bests at the event. Among the podium finishers was Secondary 5 student-athlete Abdul Raqib Bin Abdul Razak. Abdul Raqib came in 2nd in the Under-18 110-Meter Hurdles after touching the finish line in 14.77s. He has been trying to break the 15-second barrier since 2021. Just last month, he completed the race in 15.19s at Singapore Athletics 2nd Allcomers Meet. He has been working hard towards his goal, and his efforts finally paid off at the Singapore National Track & Field Championships.

A student-athlete who was garlanded twice was Janelle Lum Wai Yan. Janelle won a gold and a silver in the Under-20 1500m and 800m race respectively. Janelle also participated in the NSG Cross Country Championships on 28 March. She crossed the finish line in 6th place with a timing of 15:40.3s. This is a significant improvement from her last cross-country race held on 25 February where she finished the race in 16:10.3s.

“This NSG cross country was a new experience for all of us. Racing on a terrain and a longer distance than what I was used to, forced me to break free from my comfort zone. This event felt more tactical than the track races I've run in the past, and following my coach's guidance, I managed to adopt a new mindset of remaining calm and focused during the race. Overall, I felt that my juniors and I really showed grit and resilience in this race, making this competition an especially meaningful experience,” shared Janelle.

Out of the 6 student-athletes who took part in the event, 3 of them came in the top 20. Besides Janelle, the other two student-athletes who made it to the top 20 are Naema Kyrana Abdullah and Muhammad Azim Ali.

Our alumnae also brought pride to Sports School by breaking national records. Veronica Shanti Pereira broke her own 100m national record at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Wellington’s Newtown Park. A few weeks later, she rewrote her record twice at the Australian Open Track and Field Championships in the same event. She finished in 11.38s in the heats and shaved off a second to finish in 11.37s in the finals and won a gold medal. She also became the first Singaporean woman to go under 23 seconds in the 200m event, clocking 22.89s in the race to eclipse her own 23.16s national mark set at the Brisbane Track Classic on 25 March. With her recent results, Shanti is currently Asia’s No.1 in Women’s 100m and 200m.

Alumna Tia Rozario also rewrote her own outdoor triple jump record at the Raleigh Relays at the Paul Derr Track and Field Facility in North Carolina. She leapt 12.80m to finish 3rd in the event. This is the second time Tia has broken her own record in triple jump this year.


Singapore National Track & Field Championships 2023

U15 Girls' 80 Meter Hurdles
3rd - Ashley Seah Jia En

U15 Girls' 4x100 Meter Relay
3rd – Nuraqyra Shazrynn Binte Abdul Karim, Nichole Lim Yi Han, Reeyern Ng, Chng Shu Ting Megan

U18 Girls' 800 Meter Run
2nd - Victoria Chua Si Yu

U18 Girls' High Jump
3rd - Sharifah Falisha Binte Syed Ahmed Riadh

U18 Girls' Triple Jump
1st - Sharifah Falisha Binte Syed Ahmed Riadh
3rd – Reina Lau

U20 Women’s 100 Meter Dash
3rd - Samantha Theresa Ortega

U20 Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles
2nd - Angela Li Yu Qing

U20 Women’s 200 Meter Dash
1st - Samantha Theresa Ortega
2nd - Nikita Mae Jing-Yu Meyers

U20 Women’s 400 Meter Dash
1st - Chan Si En Cass

U20 Women’s 800 Meter Run
2nd – Lum Wai Yan Janelle

U20 Women’s 1500 Meter Run
1st - Lum Wai Yan Janelle

U20 Women’s Long Jump
2nd - Bhavika Chandru
3rd - Chloe Tan

U20 Women’s Triple Jump
1st - Bhavika Chandru
3rd - Chloe Tan

Open Women’s 400 Meter Hurdles
1st - Tyeisha Rene Misson Khoo
2nd - Laavinia D/O Jaiganth
3rd - Koh Shun Yi Audrey

Open Women’s Long Jump
1st - Louisa Helena Janssen
U15 Boys 800 Meter Run
2nd - Jee Kai En Kyan

U15 Boys' 1500 Meter Run
3rd - Jee Kai En Kyan

U15 Boys' High Jump
3rd - Marc David Elessa

U15 Boys' Long Jump
1st - Muhammad Aaryan Bin Shah Azhar

U18 Boys' 100 Meter Dash
3rd - Emir Bin Muhammad Rashid

U18 Boys' 110 Meter Hurdles
1st – Lucas Fun Le Cong
2nd - Abdul Raqib Bin Abdul Razak

U18 Boys' 200 Meter Dash
1st – Emir Bin Muhammad Rashid
2nd - Ifeanyichukwu Asyara Ibrahim Molokwu

U18 Boys' 400 Meter Hurdles
1st - Edsel Poh

U18 Boys' High Jump
3rd – Lucas Fun Le Cong 

U18 Boys Triple Jump
3rd - Jase Low Ming Dao 

U20 Men’s 100 Meter Dash
1st - Jamie El-Redha Ang Norhisham

U20 Men’s 400 Meter Hurdles
1st – Shan Anandan

U18 Boys 400 Meter Dash
2nd - Ifeanyichukwu Asyara Ibrahim Molokwu

U18 Boys 2000 Meter Steeplechase
1st - Emre Rizq Mika Harris Mulyadi

U18 Boys 4x400 Meter Relay
1st – Emir Bin Muhammad Rashid, Muhammad Daniel Ryan Bin Mohamed Redzwan, Jayden Ng, Deshann Cayden Ooi

Open Men’s 800 Meter Run
1st - Raam Kumar Muthukumaran

Open Men’s Discus Throw (2kg)
3rd - Sheik Fayz Sheik Alau’ddin

National School Games Cross Country Championships

‘A’ Division Girls
6th - Janelle Lum Wai Yan

‘C’ Division Girls
20th - Naema Kyrana Abdullah

‘C’ Division Boys
18th - Muhammad Azim Ali

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