17 records fall at NT meet
By SAMUEL WAN
FUNG Kai No 1 Secondary School and the Jockey Club Ti-I College dominated the Grades A and B categories respectively at the second New Territories Inter-School Athletics Championships recently at the Tai Po Sports Ground.
The first two schools at each of the six district meets and individual winners were eligible to take part in this annual competition for New Territories schools.
Keen rivalry saw 17 records fall during the two-day contest.
Fung Kai No 1 came first in the boys' and girls' Grade A categories, collecting a total of 17 gold medals.
The Fung Kai boys dominated the field events, taking the triple jump, shot put, discus and javelin.
In the 100-metre sprint, Liu Man-ho dashed to victory in 11.16 seconds. Team-mate Mok Siu-lun took the 400 metres in 52.38 seconds. Both then teamed up with two other runners to help their school win the 4 x 100 m relay.
Chau Chi-keung of Lok Sin Tong Ku Chiu Man Secondary School shone in the 1,500 metres and 3,000 metres with respective new winning times of 4 minutes 16.75 seconds and 9 minutes 27.31 seconds.
Tung Chun-man of TWGHs Mrs Wu York Yu Memorial College also smashed the 400-metre hurdles record in 55.02 seconds after taking the 110-metre hurdles in 14.65 seconds.
In the girls' Grade A category, Fung Kai had a golden harvest too, winning 10 gold out of 13 events.
Cheung Man-lu broke the record in the 200 m and 100 m hurdles, clocking 26.39 sec and 15.45 sec respectively. She also won the high jump with her best effort of 1.49 m.
Team-mate Chan Yi-ki was another three-gold medallist, winning the 400 m, 800 m and the long jump.
In the 4 x 100 m and 4 x 400 m relays, Fung Kai outclassed Ti-I to win the gold in 53.51 sec and 4 min 44.08 sec respectively.
Jockey Club Ti-I College won the overall titles in the boys' and girls' Grade B sections as their athletes kept up the good work.
The Grade B girls' squad showed their class particularly in the track events, bagging the gold in the 100 m, 400 m, 1,500 m and the relays.
Newcomers Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Secondary School stole the limelight as they captured the boys' Grade C title. Their relay team set a new record in the 4 x 400 m in 4 min 0.78 sec.
Mr Wan is an official of the Hongkong Schools Sports Association