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Posted by Sha
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The top three finisher for ‘A’ boys 400m hurdles finals. From the left Ang Chen Xiang of RI (3rd, 57.90), Timothee Yap Jin Wei of HCI (1st, 54.80) and Samuel Tay Chin Keat of HCI (3rd, 57.69)

Timothee Yap Jin Wei won his 400m hurdles ‘A’ boys finals at the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011 in record breaking time of 54.80 seconds earlier this morning.

The schoolboy clipped his own Championship mark of 55.15 seconds set in the heats last week by some thirty-five hundredth of a second.

The sublime timing by the Hwa Chong Institution athlete is the fastest time in recent memory set by a Singaporean who has run below 55 seconds for the 400m hurdles event.

With his scintillating form shown in the National School, this promising junior is currently Singapore’s best over the distance. In fact the 17-year-old is not far in meeting the SEA Games 2011 qualifying mark which stands at 54.15 seconds.

Timothee Yap Jin Wei’s 54.80s for 400m Hurdles ‘A’ boys

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Chan Sheng Yao of Hwa Chong Institution coming into the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011 has a personal best of 4.00 meters in the ‘B’ boys pole vault event.

The 15-year-old remarkably improved his lifetime best by some 38 centimeters on day four (18th April, Monday) of the Championships.

He soared to a new PB height of 4.38 meters, which deservedly earned him the gold medal. His nearest competitor, Nick Ho Ellis of ACS(I) could only muster a 4.00 meter effort for the silver.

Not only the youngster achieved a personal best, but he also established a new record for the ‘B’ boys pole vault event.

The mark was 2 centimeters better than 4.36 meters height registered by his senior, Sean Lim Zi Qing back in 2009.

Chan Sheng Yao has enable a clean sweep of records by pole vaulters from coach David Yeo’s stable. The former SAA Chief of high performance now has pole vaulters who hold records from men’s national, boys junior, women’s national, and now national schools.

Chan Sheng Yao pole vault 4.38m

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Anglo-Chinese Junior College’s Chan Zhi Xuan on the seventh day (22nd April, Friday) of the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011 took a crack at one of the oldest record still standing, the ‘A’ girls discus, and succeeded.

Her new mark of 38.60 meters improved the old record by some 3.12 meters.

It previously stood at 35.48 meters established by Asha Mane of YIS back in 1972.

Chan Zhi Xuan has finally managed to shatter Asha’s long-standing record which has prevailed for the past 39 years.

The 17-year-old who is currently in JC1 has progressed through the division in record style.

Last year, competing under Cedar Girls’ colors, Chan Zhi Xuan hurled a distance of 37.94 meters to capture the ‘B’ Girls discus title, and in the process also breaking Wan Lay Chi’s National Schools record of 37.25 meters.

This very much means an exciting prospect for the local athletics scene as now we’ve an up and coming junior that’s coming through the ranks.

Chan Zhi Xuan in action

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Posted by Sha

Registration is closed for this course.


Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) Kids’ Athletics Instructors’ Course is designed for those aspiring to be Kids’ Athletics instructors. Participants having successfully completed the course in addition to acquiring the National Coaching Accreditation Programme (NCAP) Level 1 certification shall be endorsed by SAA as instructors for Kids’ Athletics (KA) and Programme for Active Learning (PAL). Applicants are required to sign a Letter of Undertaking to providing 30 hours of coaching services within a calendar year upon successful completion of the course. Coaching assignments will be offered by the SAA for KA and PAL. Instructors will be paid $30.00 per hour for their coaching services. SAA will remove any instructor from its list of coaches for breaching the 30 hours coaching obligation. Instructors will have to sign the SAA Coaches Contractual Terms prior to performing coaching assignments offered by SAA. A course fee of $200.00 will be charged. The course fees covers course materials and other course administrative costs incurred by SAA. Applicants are required to attend a pre-course interview to assess their suitability for the course.

KA Course registration


The application form can be submitted via email to SAA or by post to:

Singapore Athletic Association
3 Champions Way
Singapore Sports School (Blk 1),
#01-10, Singapore 737912

Course Details & Contents

Date: 8th June 2011 (Wednesday) to 12th June 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 0900hrs – 1800hrs
Venue: Boon Lay Garden Primary School
Closing Date: 30th May 2011.


  • Introduction to IAAF Kids’ Athletics;
  • Kids’ Athletics Documents &Equipment;
  • Kids’ Athletics Competitions & Team Award Challenge Events
  • Introduction to Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • PAL Lesson Plans & Equipment
  • Other related theory lessons


  • Setting-up of Kids’ Athletics Equipment;
  • Conducting Demo with Explanation for the various Kids’ Athletics Stations;
  • Training Kids’ Athletics w/o Equipment;
  • Scoring System
  • Setting-up of PAL Equipment
  • Conducting a PAL Session
  • Assessments on conduct of Kids’
  • Athletics Stations & PAL lessons

Course Objectives

Course will enable the participants to acquire:

  • Theoretical knowledge in kids’ development in athletics;
  • Practical knowledge for setting-up and use of the various kids’ athletics & PAL equipment approved by the IAAF & MOE;
  • Practical knowledge to safely conduct the various kids’ athletics stations & PAL lessons approved by the IAAF & MOE;
  • Qualify for application for the IAAF Level I Course.

Delivery Approach

  • Class size – Maximum 30 participants (Subject to changes).
  • Classroom lectures and practical demonstrations.
  • Practical hands-on on the use of kids athletics & PAL equipment and conduct of the various KA stations & PAL lessons.

Preferred Participants

  • Teachers, students and working professionals
  • With or without coaching experience
  • Like working with children between the ages 7 yrs to 12 yrs
  • Interest in athletics/sports
  • Has basic physical fitness

Programme Requirement

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age;

  • Possess a valid first aid certificate or acquire one before the completion of the course.
  • Possess a NCAP Level One certificate or acquire one before the coaching in schools
  • Applicants will be required to fulfill 30 hours coaching/activities within a year and 15 hours from the second year onwards upon successful completion of the course;
  • Medically and physically fit to meet the coaching obligations;
  • Participants are required to fulfill 100% attendance;
  • Pass practical assessment on coaching of Kids Athletics & Programme for Active Learning (PAL).

Course Coordinator

Hafiz Mohamad
Kids’ Athletics Administrator
Singapore Athletic Association
Email: SAA

23rd Apr 2011
Posted by Sha
Filed under Announcements

Update #14

Pole Vault event added to the current Series 4 results.

Posted 23rd May 5:02PM

Update #13

Read the SAA Track & Field Series 4 Highlights.

Posted 16th May 8:33PM

Update #12

Download Start List:

Series 4 Pole Vault will be held at:

Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic
Date: 13 May 2011 (Friday)
Time: 4pm – 7pm

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Posted 11th May 11:13PM

Update #11

Results below in PDF format:

Not all events were recorded, only those mostly at Singapore Sports School:

Posted 8th May 4:52AM

Update #10

Pole vault men U20/Open & women open will be postponed due to unavailable venue.

Posted 7th May 1:24PM

Update #9

Schedules updated as of Sat, May 7:

Posted 7th May 12:29AM

Update #8

Start List updated as of Sat, May 7:

The Shot Put event has been moved to Raffles Institution.

Also please take note that the following events will be cancel due to less than 3 participants.

Event: 106 – men 10,000m race walk
Event: 107 – women 5,000m race walk
Event: 112 – women 3,000m
Event: 204 – men high jump
Event: 211 – men 110m hurdles U18
Event: 212 – men 110m hurdles U20
Event: 213 – men 110m hurdles Open
Event: 219 – men 1500m
Event: 222 – women 400m hurdles
Event: 225 – men 3000m steeplechase

If the start lists appear event with less than 3 participants, this is due to special request or athletes trying to qualify SEA Junior, SEA Games, World Youth, and Commonwealth Youth Games.

Event: Women 100m & 200m (U20 & Open is combined)

Posted 6th May 3:13AM

Update #7

SAA is opening the registration for the discus and javelin event for the upcoming SAA T&F Series 4.

    Men’s Javelin U20 & Open (800g),

    Men’s Discus U20 (1.75kg) & Open (2kg)

    Women’s Javelin U20 & Open (600g),

    Women’s Discus U20 & Open (1kg)

The date will on the same day as SAA T&F Series 4, 8th May Sunday, but since the venue for Singapore Sports School has no facilities to cater to the discus & javelin event, the location will be moved to Raffles Institution track.

Email your details to SAA.

Please furnish with the below following details in your email:

  • Event,
  • First name,
  • Last name,
  • Date of birth, and
  • Team or club represents

Date: 8 May 2011

Time: 9 a.m. to 1200 noon.

Competition venue: Raffles Institution track

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Posted 5th May 12:12AM

Update #6

Registration is closed for this meet.

Posted 1st May 11:17AM

Update #5

Please take note that the venue for 2011 SAA Track and Field Series 4 has been confirmed. It will be held at the Singapore Sports School.

Posted 1st May 11:15AM

Update #4

Unattached athletes with no school/club affiliation will be allowed to compete.

Posted 30th April 10:01AM

Update #3

  • Please note that discus and javelin will not be feature in this series.
  • Starting from Series 4, the entries will be using electronic registration. There will be no more submission by manual entry forms. Refer to team manager lite manual.

Posted 28th April 11:27PM

Update #2

Only events in the Open & Under-20 are available for this meet, expect for 100m Hurdles (0.762m), where it will be a Under-18 category for girls. Minimum age is 13 as at 31 Dec 2011 for participation. Please take a look at ‘Appendix A’ for more info.

Posted 22nd April 8.07AM

Update #1

2011 SAA Track and Field Series 4 initially slated for a two-day event, 7-8th May, is now consolidated to a one-day event (Sunday only), due to Polling Day on May 7th.

Posted 22nd April 8.06AM

Event Registration

To start your registration process, please download the below enclosed ZIP file for the meet details, schedule, registration info and instruction:

SAA Track and Field Series 4 uses electronic registration to ease the registration process. After the first registration, you will be able to use the saved database of your athletes’ particulars for future registration of SAA events.

Please be reminded that all entries are to reach Singapore Athletic Association before Friday, 29rd April 2011.

Submission of entries can be done via E-mail: SAA. For enquiries, please call 63862721.

Information relating to the submission of the registration can be found in the “Track and Field Series 4 – Conditions” document.

Note: Event may be cancelled due to venue constraint, no throw-pits, etc.

Meet Info

Date: Sunday, 8th May 2011

Time: AM is 9am to 11.35am, PM is 2pm to 7pm

Location: Singapore Sports School

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22nd Apr 2011
Posted by Sha
Filed under Records, Spotlight

Coming off a recent sublime record-breaking run of 1:54.14 in the 800m at the recent SAA Track & Field Series #3, Zachary Ryan Devaraj was the firm favorite for the ‘A’ boys 800m division title at the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011.

Well he didn’t disappoint as the 17-year-old led from start to finish. He lapped the first round with a split of around 57 seconds with such consummate ease.

The final lap with no push, and any competitor near him, Zachary celebrated early by finger wagging to the stands at the 300 meter mark, much to the delight of the crowds.

He reached the finish line in a new Championship record time of 1:57.10, eclipsing the old mark of 1:57.67 set by Subaish s/o Rajamanickam of Yishun Junior College dated 2002.

Zachary Ryan Devaraj’s 800m 1:57.10

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Ang Chen Xiang number #128 being congratulated on his win.

17-year-old Ang Chen Xiang matched Abdul Hakeem Bin Abdul Halim‘s 2005 ‘A’ boys 110m hurdle mark of 14.46 seconds earlier today at the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011.

The IAAF World Youth Championship bound athlete cleared the 0.991 meters hurdles with such ease, that it’s not surprising that he is one of two junior athlete who has not only met the qualifying mark for the earlier said competition, but also the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games, and also the SEA Juniors.

Coached by Mr. Melvin Tan, the current national relays coach coordinator, the promising hurdler improved his timing of 14.67 seconds set in the heats early in the morning, by clocking 14.46 seconds in the finals.

Prior to this, Ang Chen Xiang has run faster, 14.24 seconds at the SAA T&F series #2. He currently holds top three fastest times ran by a Singapore junior so far this year, for the 0.991 meters hurdles.

Ang Chen Xiang heats, 14.67s

Ang Chen Xiang finals, 14.46s

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Posted by Sha
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Wong Kai Yuen in the centre of the picture above in red tee.

Just two weeks ago Wong Kai Yuen broke his own national junior record mark (6kg) in the shot put event, and now he has added another record breaking feat under his belt at the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011 held earlier today.

The 17-year-old erased Lim Zhuo Yan’s 2009 ‘B’ boys shot put record of 17.11 meters, with a new distance of 17.68 meters.

With the new registered mark, the Hwa Chong Institution athlete also in the process re-wrote his own under-17 shot put record of 17.16 meters (5kg); pending ratification by SAA, set earlier this year at SAA Track & Field Series #1.

The junior shot putter now has two golds coming off the Championships. The day before he captured the ‘A’ boys division title in the discus event.

Wong Kai Yuen 17.68m shotput 5kg

Video courtesy of Toh WeiDe

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Posted by Sha
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It was double joy for CHIJ Katong Convent’s Jannah Wong Min as she sets two consecutive records enroute to win the ‘B’ Girls 100m hurdle earlier today at the 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011.

The 15-year-old was clocked at 14.92 seconds during the morning heats, and later on during the afternoon session she went on to hurdle even faster, breaking her own half-day old record with a new time of 14.85 seconds.

Jannah, who is currently coached by Mr Lim Tian Quee, was in a class of her own with her 3-step hurdling technique, where the young promising hurdler has been winning divisional title since 2008.

She moved up a division this year to ‘B’ girls, after capturing the ‘C’ girls 80m hurdles title last year, no less in record winning time also.

Previously the ‘B’ girls 100m hurdles record was held by Singapore Sports School’s Goh Wei Ning. The old mark stood at 15.00 seconds set last year.

Jannah Wong Min Heats, 14.92 seconds

Jannah Wong Min Finals, 14.85 seconds

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Posted by Sha
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400m ‘A’ Boys national school podium winners, from left, RI Seow Yeong Yang (2nd, 49.54s), RI Ng Chin Hui (1st, 48.98s), ACJC R. Avinash (3rd, 50.71s)

The 52nd National Inter School Track & Field Championships 2011 earlier today saw Raffles Institution’s Ng Chin Hui running below 49 seconds in the finals, to win bragging rights for the ‘A’ division 400m boys title.

Not since Hong Fulong Sandy hand-timed 48.80 seconds winning time in the National Schools back in 1984, has a schoolboy ever ran a sub-49 seconds race.

Chin Hui, currently a year one student obliterated the old electronic-timed record of 49.35 seconds held jointly by Shalindran Sathiyanesan of Millennia Institute set in 2008, and his fellow teammate Seow Yeong Yang, who equaled the old mark last Monday.

Coming into the race as the third fastest qualifier, the 17-year-old was allotted lane number three. His teammate Seow Yeong Yang, the fastest qualifier via the semifinal, started from lane four, while last year ‘A’ division 400m boys defending champion, ACJC’s R. Avinash was in lane five.

That prove to be a tactical advantage for Chin Hui, who is currently coached by Mr. Loh Chan Pew, as he came from behind, and made his move at the 300 meters mark. Seow Yeong Yang by then had no answer to his devastating kick, while R. Avinash recent dip in form was showing.

Ng Chin Hui goes on to win the race in a new Championship record time of 48.98 seconds, Seow Yeong Yang finished second in 49.54 seconds, and R. Avinash settled for bronze in a time of 50.71 seconds.

Raffles Institution relay team now boasting two runners capable of running a definite sub-50 seconds 400m timing, will the upcoming 4x400m race be a foregone conclusion? Well find out tomorrow, Thursday, as the heats for the event starts.

Ng Chin Hui’s semifinal 51.14s

Ng Chin Hui’s final 48.98s

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