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2012 SPH Relays was held over the weekend 10th to 11th March, and the two-days of relays action saw two new Championship record and Singapore Sports School once again defended their Overall Challenge Trophy title.

The event saw 81 teams from various schools competing across four divisions.

The first day on Saturday saw the Olympic event of 4×100 metres and 4×400 metres being held. Singapore Sports School ‘C’ Division Girls broke the Championship mark in the 4×100 metres event in their heat.

They clocked 50.16 seconds, smashing the old record of 51.17 seconds set by their alumnus in 2007.

Another record that tumbled was the Boys 4×100 Meter Relay ‘A’ Division. The Hwa Chong Institution sprinters nearly took a second off the old mark. They lowered it from 43.65 seconds to 42.60 seconds in the final.

On Day 2 of the relays, Singapore Sports School ‘C’ Division boys’ sprinters made it two out of two by sweeping their divisional events of 4×200 metres and 4×800 metres.


It was a clean sweep by the SSP ‘C’ division boys.

Their commanding performance helped the specialized independent school to retain their overall title despite having two disqualifications from their 4×100 metres ‘B’ division boys and their 4×200 metres ‘B’ division girls.

The Nanyang Girls High School topped both the Girls ‘C’ and ‘B’ Division with 30 points each; Singapore Sports School secured full points to win the Boys ‘C’ Division title, while St. Joseph’s Institution pipped Anglo Chinese School Independent for the Boys ‘B’ Division title by a point.

Both school had two gold but ACSI lost out when their 4×100 metres performance fared worse than SJI.

As for the Girls ‘A’ Division, Raffles Institution gave Hwa Chong Institution a run for their money. The RI girls gave their school a glimmer of hope of snatching the title from HCI when they won the 4×400 metres event, and hoped they finish ahead of them in the 4×800 metres.


The Raffles ‘A’ girls quarter-miler team is coached by National relays coach, Melvin Tan

But it was not to be as HCI showed why they’re a dominant force when it comes to distance running. The HCI girls finished nearly a minute ahead of the RI team, their times 10:41.69min to 11:34.36min.

The Boys ‘A’ Division was one of the closely fought category as five points separated the top four teams. But at the end of the 2-day Championship, Raffles Institution emerged champion with two gold and two bronze.


SSP ‘C’ girls with the Tay Cheng Khoon Memorial Trophy

The Tay Cheng Khoon Memorial Trophy which was named after the Straits Times sports editor was awarded to C’ Division Girls; 4x100m Relay. Their record breaking performance improved the old mark by some 1.01 seconds.

GIRLS – C DIVISION

  1. Nanyang Girls High School
  2. Singapore Sports School
  3. CHIJ ST Nicholas Girls
  4. Cedar Girls Secondary School
  5. Hua Yi Secondary School
  6. Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School
  7. CHIJ Toa Payoh
  8. Raffles Girls School
  9. Crescent Girls School
  10. Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School
  11. North Vista Secondary School
  12. National Junior College
  13. CHIJ Katong Convent

BOYS – C DIVISION

  1. Singapore Sports School
  2. Anglo Chinese School Independent
  3. Raffles Institution
  4. St. Joseph’s Institution
  5. Hua Yi Secondary School
  6. Cathlolic High School
  7. Hwa Chong Institution
  8. Chung Cheng High School (Main)
  9. Unity Secondary School
  10. Dunman High School
  11. School of Science & Technology
  12. Greenridge Secondary School
  13. Tanjong Katong Secondary School
  14. Yusof Ishak Secondary School
  15. St. Andrew Secondary School
  16. St. Patrick School
  17. Seng Kang Secondary School

GIRLS – B DIVISION

  1. Nanyang Girls High School
  2. Singapore Sports School
  3. CHIJ ST Nicholas Girls
  4. Cedar Girls Secondary School
  5. Singapore American School
  6. CHIJ Katong Convent
  7. CHIJ Secondary Toa Payoh
  8. Seng Kang Secondary School
  9. North Vista Secondary School
  10. Crescent Girls School
  11. Dunman High School
  12. Raffles Girls School
  13. Bendemeer Secondary School

BOYS – B DIVISION

  1. St. Joseph’s Institution
  2. Anglo Chinese School Independent
  3. Singapore Sports School
  4. Chung Cheng High School (Main)
  5. Raffles Institution
  6. Catholic High School
  7. Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School
  8. Hwa Chong Institution
  9. Bendemeer Secondary School
  10. Seng Kang Secondary School
  11. Dunman High School
  12. St. Patricks School
  13. St. Andrew Secondary School
  14. Changkat Changi Secondary School
  15. Temasek Secondary School
  16. Singapore American School

GIRLS – A DIVISION

  1. Hwa Chong Institution
  2. Raffles Institution
  3. Singapore American School
  4. Anglo Chinese Junior College
  5. Victoria Junior College
  6. Serangoon Junior College
  7. St. Andrew Junior College
  8. Anderson Secondary School
  9. NUS High School
  10. Catholic Junior College
  11. Anglo Chinese School Independent

BOYS – A DIVISION

  1. Raffles Institution
  2. Singapore American School
  3. Anglo Chinese School Independent
  4. Anglo Chinese Junior College
  5. Catholic Junior College
  6. Hwa Chong Institution
  7. Victoria Junior College
  8. Serangoon Junior College
  9. National Junior College
  10. St. Andrew Junior College
  11. NUS High School

Related Links:
SPH Schools Relay Championships 2012

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