IT WAS a treat for the students to see their parents and teachers togged out in athletic gear and racing down the track. As can be imagined, this event - the relay part of a telematch - earned the loudest cheers at the Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School annual athletic meet, held recently. It was the school's first parent-teacher sports event. About 20 parents ran alongside teachers and also the school principal. Principal Michael Hong said the special sports event heralded the setting up of the Parent-Teacher Association, to be inaugurated this Saturday. 'Having parents, teachers and past students involved in a school function like the sports day signifies a united spirit and the sense of belonging our past students still have,' Mr Hong said. The special relay - which involved two teachers' teams, two parents' teams and one mixed team - was the climax of the day. The teachers' headed by principal Hong raced to victory, earning wild cheers and applause as they crossed the finishing line. 'Winning was a big surprise. As principal, I have little opportunity to play with the students, so this was a good occasion to join in the fun,' Mr Ho said. For the third year in a row, Wong Kwan-ping, 15, won the girls' Grade C individual championship. She won golds in the 1,500 m and 800 m races and the shot put, and dominated the inter-House relays. She also broke the 800 m record. Kwan-ping said she had not put in regular practice for the meet, but thought her performance had benefitted from regular training with the Hong Kong women's soccer team. As the youngest player, the Form Four student has followed the team to play in the Philippines, Malaysia, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. 'Girls can play just as good soccer as the boys!' she said. Ng Pak-wai, 14, won the boys' Grade C individual championship. Like Kwan-ping, the Form Three student enjoys a variety of sports. 'I like soccer, handball and track and field. I have 28 medals at home,' he said.