Local athletes pulled off some impressive performances at both the National Games in Shandong and the final round of the Hong Kong Athletic League at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground over the past week. Some of Hong Kong's top athletes went to the mainland to take part in the National Games, providing other athletes with a chance at the Hong Kong Athletic League 2009 Final Round organised by the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association. Junior sprinter Fong Yee-piu, who dominated the girls' 100 metres event at the Junior Age Group Athletic Meet earlier this month, once again won the crown on Sunday. The 18-year-old rising star crossed the line at 12.47 seconds. She said it still felt good to win the title even the strongest runners were not in Hong Kong. 'It's a pretty good confidence booster, and I hope I can perform better when I compete with the top and senior athletes next time,' she said. In the men's 100 metres, Leung Chun-wai won with a time of 10.87 seconds. Meanwhile, in Shandong, even though the Hong Kong athletic squad did not win any medals, they at least brought back a new Hong Kong record. The 4x100 metres relay team formed by sprinters Lai Chun-ho, Wong Ka-chun, Tsui Chi-ho and Yip Siu-keung made it into the final and finished at sixth place, setting a new Hong Kong record at 39.73 seconds - 0.02 seconds faster than the record in 2005. 'Although we didn't win a medal, smashing the old record was something,' Lai said. The team now plans to focus on the East Asian Games and hopes to get a medal on the home soil.