School splash to classy win
ST Paul's Convent School's swimming squads did their school proud by winning the girls' overall championship at the Division Two inter-school meet held recently at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool.
St Paul's Convent were triumphant after winning the Grade A, B and C titles in convincing style, collecting 290 points, 88 points ahead of runners-up St Paul's Co-education College. In third place was St Paul's Secondary School.
The three top schools and Good Hope School battled fiercely for the titles in the three grades.
St Paul's Convent had a stranglehold on the 4 x 50 m freestyle relays, taking the Grade A and B events in respective winning times of 2 min 17.65 sec and 2 min 26.58 sec. Good Hope School, however, upset the favourites to take the Grade C event in 2 min 19.48 sec.
Keen rivalry again resulted in a sharing of spoils in the 4 x 50 m medley. St Paul's Secondary School beat St Paul's Co-education and Good Hope to win the gold in Grade A in a winning time of 2 min 33.54 sec.
St Paul's Co-education triumphed in the Grade B event, beating St Paul's Convent School in 2 min 37.59 sec.
St Paul's Convent finally went ahead of the two strongest rivals, capturing the gold in Grade C in 2 min 38.34 sec.
In the Grade A individual events, two outstanding performers grabbed the limelight.
Lung En-ting of St Paul's Co-education produced her personal best to win the 200 m medley and 100 m freestyle in 2 min 36.6 sec. and 1 min 3.51 sec, respectively.
Summie Tam of St Paul's Secondary School was another two-gold medallist. She took the 100 m and 50 m breaststroke comfortably in 1 min 27.65 sec. and 39.56 sec. Jessica Leung of St Paul's Convent settled for second place on both occasions.
Cecila Chong of St Paul's Secondary also did well, taking the gold in the 50 m backstroke in 37.76 sec. and the silver in the 100 m freestyle.
In the boys' section, Raimondi College clinched the overall championship, thanks to the success of the Grade B squad. Ying Wah College beat St Stephen's College, Stanley, by one point to take second place.
Mr Eddy Yau, Assistant Director (Leisure Operations), Urban Services Department, was guest-of-honour at the meet.