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Zubin and Joshua in record-breaking form in 400m events

Anglo-Chinese Junior College’s Zubin Percy Mucherji signed off on his final appearance at the National Schools Track and Field Championships in style on Friday afternoon when he sprinted to victory in the A Division Boys 400m final, finishing ahead of Raffles Institution’s Calvin Quek and National JC’s Koo Kai Siang.

The 17-year-old, who won the same event in 49.39sec last year, clocked an improved 48.69sec to also set two new records – the championship record as well as the Schools National record. Both records (48.81) were set by Ng Chin Hui in 2012.

I assume Zubin will be serving his national service next year. He is a bright talent and  do hope that he plans to continue training during NS wherever and whenever possible, and that he will go on to represent Singapore at the SEA Games one day. The current top-three times in the event at the SEA Games (2013) are 47.22, 47.45 and 47.78. Zubin’s timing is less than a second off, and he’s only 18 this year which suggests to me that he has the potential to go further. So I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Another 400m championship record was broken today – in the C Div Boys 400m. Anglo-Chinese School Independent student Joshua Lim was just too strong for his rivals, sprinting home in 51.65sec. He not only broke Chin Hui’s record of 51.97 but was also more than three seconds ahead of nearest rival Darius Ng of Hwa Chong Institution (55.15).

In fact, to the crowd at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium today, it looked like the real battle was between Darius and HCI teammate Irving Alexander De Boer who finished third in a very close 55.17sec.

My heartiest congratulations to Zubin and Joshua. Well done, both of you!

Yours in sport

Singapore Sports Fan

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National Schools Track and Field C’ships – Donovan and Eugenia light up an otherwise gloomy day at the track

Heartiest congratulations to Donovan Chan of Hwa Chong Institution and Eugenia Tan of Singapore Sports School for emerging the sprint king and queen of this year’s National Schools Track and Field Championships.

The two students were the only ones to complete a Double-Double at this year’s meet. They not only won the 100m and 200m in their respective divisions, but also set new records in both events in the process.

There was never a doubt that Eugenia was going to win today’s B Girls 100m final after she had set a new championship record in the blue ribbon event during the heats.

The absence of arch-rival, schoolmate and good friend Shanti Pereira – who withdrew from both the 100m and 200m possibly because of injury – merely meant that a win for Eugenia would be inevitable.

And the 16-year-ols Secondary Four student delivered. In a class of her own, she romped to an easy win in 12.69sec.

Indeed, the close fight took place in the battle for second and third instead. Katong Convent’s Jannah Wong – who set a new B Girls record in the 100m hurdles last week – took the silver in 13.10sec when she pipped Sheryl Tey from Nanyang Girls (13.16sec).

Donovan ended his campaign in this year’s meet even more stylishly – by setting the only record of the day when he blitzed past everyone else to take the A Boys 100m title.

He clocked a very impressive 10.70sec, eclipsing the 10.80sec record set by former national sprinter Poh Seng Song back in 2001 when he was still an Anglo-Chinese Junior College student.

Hwa Chong made it a double in the event when Tan Zong Yang took silver in a very commendable time of 10.92sec. Ezra Toh of Raffles Institution was third in 11.14sec.

So, well done to both Donovan and Eugenia for being the main highlights on an otherwise gloomy afternoon at CCK Stadium.

It was such a pity that it had to rain so heavily today.

Not only did the lightning and thunderstorm cause the programme to be halted for three hours, it also subsequently caused almost everyone to err on the side of caution on the wet track when their races came up.

As a result, many poor times were clocked.

Congratulations too to Hwa Chong for sweeping the Boys A, B and C Division titles.

There was more variety in the title races in the Girls Divisions.

Raffles Institution won the A title, while Cedar Girls took the B crown. Nanyang Girls High were crowned C Division champions.

Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan

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National Schools Track and Field Championships – Chan Zhi Xuan does it again

Up-and-coming discus thrower Chan Zhi Xuan marked her final year of participation at the National Schools Track and Field Championships in style, and in very much the same manner as she did with the previous editions – by setting a new record in her discipline.

The Anglo-Chinese Junior College student hurled 38.86m in the Girls A Division final at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium to win the gold comfortably, and erase the championship record of 38.60m which she set last year.

It was also the first record of this year’s championships, and was set on the first day of competition.

Zhi Xuan was such a class above her rivals that she finished eight metres ahead of second-placed Nicole Heng of Raffles Institution, who threw 30.80m.

Zhi Xuan will bow out of the National Schools Championships with a rare accomplishment of holding all three Divisional championship records – the A, B and C marks.

The Singapore Sports Fan would like to congratulate Zhi Xuan on her magnificent achievements and hopes to see her eventually going on to represent the country with distinction at the SEA Games. Fingers crossed. IN the meantime, well done, Zhi Xuan.

Two other new records have also been set at this year’s meet.

On Thursday, Nur Izlyn Zaini of the Singapore Sports School made people sit
up and take notice with her blistering run of 12.74sec in the C Division Girls 100m heats. The time is 0.01sec faster than current sprint sensation Shanti Pereira’s 12.75sec record which she set in 2010.

Can Izlyn go even faster in Monday’s semi-finals and in the final on April 10? We wait with bated breath.

The third record was set by pole vaulter Chan Sheng Yao of Hwa Chong Institution today. He cleared a height of 4.64m in the B Division Boys final to shatter the record height of 4.38m which he set last year.

My heartiest congratulations to both of them.

Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan

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