The annual SPH relay is here again! The participation was overwhelming as usual. This is one of the competitions closest to the Nationals, and we saw all divisions using this meet as the warm up race for the Championship next month.
The events for Day 1 were 4 x 200m heats, 4 x 800m time finals and 4 x 200m finals.
ACS(i) sent a team each for A (boys and girls), B, C Div for the 4 x 200m. As for the 4 x 800m we sent A,B,C boys.
Sengkang Secondary School took part in the 4 x 200m for B (boys and girls) and C boys. Luckily, we managed to squeeze into the finals. ACSi had their school sports day last week and many of them competed and were already quite tired. I was very concerned that there might be injuries due to this.
Day 1 was hot and sunny , but on Day 2, it was raining heavily for about an hour before the start of the event. The first event was delayed for 1.5hrs, lightning alert was on and athletes couldn't find space to warm up. In the end, they found their own entertainment - play cards...
Sengkang Secondary sent the B boys and girls, C boys for the 4 x 100m. The B girls did their best but missed by 1 position and were unable to come in top 8 in the finals. The B boys were lucky - Patrick took off way before the take off mark but slowed down to receive the baton from Shannon, but tried his best to catch up with the pack. He managed to pass the baton successfully to Hari, who brought the baton past the finishing line to qualify to the finals.
ACS(i) sent the 4 x 100m A boys, A girls, B and C boys. Unfortunately, C Div was the only team that was not in the finals. We have a mix of Year 1s and 2s for the C boys, and I guess because it is a rather new team, it needs more exposure for competitions like this.
Our B boys, favoured to win the 4 x 100m, came in 2nd fastest qualifier with Timothy striding easily back the home stretch. However, my biggest worry happened when our 1st leg, Darryl Leong pulled his hamstring while running the curve towards Mitchel. We came in last in the finals.
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Stay tuned for more blog updates as we lead up to the National's Championship!