SINGAPORE'S young hurdlers broke four meet records at the Schools National Track and Field Championships at Choa Chu Kang Stadium on Tuesday. The records already fell during the morning's heats, and three of those were again smashed by the same athletes in the afternoon final.
Jannah Wong, 17, smashed the previous A Division girls' 100m hurdles record of 15.03 seconds with a timing of 14.69 in her heats. The Raffles Institution (RI) second-year student went on to retain her gold medal in the finals with a 14.91 effort. Jannah has won six consecutive golds in the event since she started out in the C Division in Secondary 1.
Singapore Sports School dominated the rest of the girls' divisions. Nur Izlyn Zaini, 15, clocked 14.65 in the B Division finals, eclipsing the previous record of 14.83, while Tia Louise Rozario, 13, clocked 12.33 in the 80m C Division finals to clinch gold and break the previous record of 12.44 in the process.
Joshua Chua, 14, of RI shaved a second off his gold-winning time last year, clocking 13.26 to win the C Division 100m hurdles.