Sports School, Jawhardeen shine

Syahirran Sadeli (arm raised) helping the Singapore Sports School (SSS) win the B Division overall title at the 54th National Inter-School Track and Field Championships held at Choa Chu Kang Stadium on 17 April 2013.

FOR 22 years, the prize sat snugly in the trophy cabinet of Hwa Chong Institution, including their 14 wins as The Chinese High School.

It was one of the longest winning streaks in school sports.

And it finally ended, when the Singapore Sports School claimed the B Division boys' overall title at the 54th National Inter-School Track & Field Championships at Choa Chu Kang Stadium.

The Sports School swept the gold medals for the B Division sprint events on the final day of the meet, winning the 100m, 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

Counting Keith Yong's third-placed finish in the 1,500m, the Sports School amassed 133 points to wrest the title away from second-placed HCI (124).

The other highlight of the final day was V S Mohamed Jawhardeen's win in the A Division boys' 100m final.

In an exciting race, the Secondary 5 student from Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School came from behind to edge out Raffles Institution's Ezra Toh with a personal best of 10.79sec.

The win completed a double for Jawhardeen, who also beat Ezra in the 200m on Monday. His winning time of 21.83sec was another personal best.

The 18-year-old has shown tremendous improvement after switching from the 400m and 800m.

In the B Division 100m and 200m finals last year, Jawhardeen clocked 11.73 and 23.26 respectively.

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