School sports: VJC's Nicole Low breaks 13-year-old A Div 3,000m schools record with win

VJC's Nicole Low competing in the A Division Girls' 3,000m final at Bishan Stadium on April 19, 2016.
VJC's Nicole Low competing in the A Division Girls' 3,000m final at Bishan Stadium on April 19, 2016.PHOTO: EVELYN TEOH

SINGAPORE - Two competition records were broken on Wednesday in the 57th National Inter School Track & Field Championships at the Bishan Stadium.

The first occurred in the first race of the afternoon as Nanyang Girls' High School student Elizabeth-Ann Tan clocked 12.07sec to win the C Div 80m hurdles final, beating teammates Valencia Ho (12.72s) and Tiffany Yau (13.01).

The previous record of 12.33s was set by Singapore Sports School's Tia Louise Rozario in 2014.

In the penultimate race of the day, Victoria Junior College's Nicole Low broke a 13-year-old record in the A Div 3,000m. She clocked 10min 57.61sec, a shade under the 2003 mark set by Hwa Chong Junior College's Pamela Chia (10:59.21).

Nicole, 18, finished well clear of Raffles Institution's Nah Yi Xin (11:38.77) and Faye Chiang (11:56.43), who were second and third respectively.

In other events, VJC's Jared Chang won the A Div 110m hurdles in a time of 14.69s, edging out Hwa Chong Institution's (HCI) Randall Choo by 0.01s. Ryan Ng from VJC was third (15.93).

Pasir Ris Secondary School's Syed Hussein Aljunied, who won the B Div boys' cross-country title last month, bagged the B Div 3,000m title. He led for most of the race and clocked 9:44.86 to finish ahead of Commonwealth Secondary School's Fang Yiyang (9:50.79) and HCI's Er Wen Han (9:51.38).