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Track & Field

2020 Track & Field

 

 

Track & Field is a sport that includes athletic contest established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.


The name is derived from the sports’ typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and some of the jumping events take place.

The National Schools Games (NSG) Track & Field Championships takes place in March April every year. There are a total of 19 and 18 events respectively for the B division (15 17 years old) and the C division (13 14 years old) overall championship titles.
The events are:
Sprints/Hurdles - 100m, 200m, 400m, 100m/110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 4x100m & 4x400m.
Middle distance - 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000m steeplechase (only B div) & 1500m/3000m race walk.
Jumps - long jump, triple jump, high jump & pole vault.

Throws - shot put, discus & javelin.

 

 

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Teacher Mentors



Mr Vincent Quek
Miss Anisha Anne Johnson
Miss Adriana Wong


Achievements & Highlights



The RI Track & Field team was invited by the both the Athletics Australia and the Tourism Western Australia to compete at the 2nd Australian All Schools Championships (AASC).  It featured hundreds of the best high school athletes travelling to Perth to compete for the title of national champion. The Championship is the pinnacle of school-aged (13-18 years old) athletics competition nation-wide and held at the Western Australia Athletics Stadium from 6-8th of December 2019.

As RI was the only foreign team been invited, the RI student athletes have the honour and privilege to represent Singapore indirectly to compete in the championships as well.  It also gave the student athletes a valuable competition experience on an away ground and against the best Australian athletes in their age group.  They also have the unique experience of competing on a very hot and windy (over 40 degrees) kind of condition not found in Singapore.  Besides the competition, there were many other takeaway for the team:      

  • Training conducted at the Western Australia Athletics Stadium and Langley Park.  The student athletes had a chance to train in unfamiliar venue, as it will give them an added advantage when competing away from the usual RI training ground in local competitions. 
  • School Exchange at the Joseph Banks Secondary College & Carey Baptist College.  The students had a taste of the Australian school life by experiencing the many activities organized by the staff and students from both schools.
  • Visit to the Western Australia Institute of Sports (WAIS).  The opportunity to visit and go on a guided tour gave our student athletes an up-close view of the facilities, equipment, mentality and the other support given to the Australian athletes in their pursuit of world sporting excellence.   
  • It was an excellent platform for the students to bond closer as a team.  The student athletes get to know each other better through staying and doing things together.  The effect of this gelling helped to foster greater team spirit. 
It was a truly unique and unforgettable experience for the team.  It has helped the members bonded closer as a team while we prepare for the 2020 National Schools Games (NSG) Track & Field Championships.

 

 

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