by Coach Jack
After all the preparation, our young female athletes (Isabella Ghersi, age 15+ and Indira Patel, age 14+) run their first track races for this season and were having butterflies in their stomach as they knew that they will be racing with big girls from other countries. Knowing being cross country champions will not help them much unless they step up their game plan and run according to plan and pace.
On Day 1 (27th Apr’17 – Thursday), Isabella ran in the Women’s 800m and was placed in 6th position with a time of 2:26.08. A proud moment for her despite all the time lose due to sickness, school trip and holidays in-between her preparation.
On Day 2 (28th April – Friday morning), first to grace the track was our another athlete, Indira who competed in the Women’s 5000m and was placed 2nd with a new PB time of 18:34:83. The young fighter was even taking turns to set the pace with the eventual winner from Myanmar (Age 26) who took off the last 200m from Indira and won the race with a time of 18:27.73.
An hour later, Isabella was back on the track again for the Women’s 1500m and was placed 2nd too with a new PB time of 4:56.25. Bella (as she is known to us) was brave in staying with the leaders but eventually lose out to the winner from Korea (Age 28) who won the race with the time of 4:42.32.
Well done to our young princesses who shows age is not a barrier and only numbers if you work hard.
2017 Singapore Open T & F C’ship Full Results
*Singapore Open T & F C’ship, Bella won Gold in the 1500m (5:00.51)
*Singapore Open T & F C’ship, Indira won Bronze in the 5000m (19:17.53)