Athletics: Singapore Sports School win eighth overall title in nine years at SPH Schools Relay Championships

The Singapore Sports School topped the standings of the two-day meet with 120 points, finishing ahead of Raffles Institution on 109.
The Singapore Sports School topped the standings of the two-day meet with 120 points, finishing ahead of Raffles Institution on 109.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Sports School (SSP) retained their SPH Schools Relay Championships overall crown at the Bishan Stadium on Sunday (Feb 24).

They topped the standings at the two-day meet with 120 points, finishing ahead of Raffles Institution (RI) on 109. Nanyang Girls' High and Dunman High shared third place after both schools earned 59 points.

It was SSP's eighth overall title in nine years. They had regained the championship crown last year after RI snapped their six-year winning streak in 2017.

Clifton Dragon, SSP's assistant director of sports, said: "We are happy. The kids worked very hard to prepare for this competition and the (upcoming) National Schools Championships.

"This competition is part of our plans to help the student-athletes in their athlete development, and is a great way to foster teamwork and team spirit."

Now into its 27th year, the 2019 SPH Schools Relay Championships featured a total of 32 schools.