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First Place for BIS at the Primary SISAC Athletics Meet 2019

Saturday 23rd February saw the annual SISAC Athletics Meet take place at the Saigon South International School (SSIS) in District 7.

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Both primary and secondary schools from across the city competed in this exciting and challenging event from 7:00am until 3:00pm – an incredibly long and hot day.

There were 29 student-athletes that were selected to represent the BIS HCMC Primary Athletics team. These students were chosen as they excelled in the PE athletic lessons during Term 1 and in addition to this; they performed strongly at the Athletics Trials that were held in January. The 29 student-athletes specialised in running, jumping and throwing events:

Year 4 Girls Year 4 Boys Year 6 Girls Year 5 & 6 Boys 
Phuong  Mason  Ella  Dong Hee 
Deepthika  Wilbert  Sasha  Terra 
Ananya Caellum  Emma  Edward 
Selah  Norbert   Amelie  Nhat Minh 
Liza  Arthur  Alex    Hugo 
Mariia    Ngoc  Antonin 
    Nam Anh  Kai 
      Sebastian 
      Rens 
      Subin 
      Isaiah 

 13 Participating Schools

  1. British International School HCMC (BIS)
  2. British Vietnamese International School (BVIS)
  3. Saigon South International School (SSIS)
  4. International School HCMC (ISHCMC)
  5. The International School (TIS)
  6. European International School (EIS)
  7. Renaissance International School (RISS)
  8. Canadian International School (CIS)
  9. ABC International School (ABC)
  10. Australian International School (TT)
  11. Australian International School (TD)
  12. American International School (AMIS)
  13. International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

For every athletic event, two students from each age and gender group were entered. Therefore, there was approximately 26 students competing in each event. If a student finished in 1st place they would receive 10 points for their school, 2nd place 9 points, 3rd place 8 points and so on…

The competition was of a good standard, our students were pushed to try their absolute best on the track and field.

A number of BIS Primary students achieved 1st place in their events which meant they were awarded 10 massive points:

Year 4s 1st Place
800m Liza 3.32.51 minutes
Long Jump Deepthika 3.15 metres 
Javelin Selah 12.01 metres
200m Wilbert 37.78 seconds
Long Jump Caellum 3.54 metres
     
Year 5s Year 6s 1st Place
Discus Nam Anh 17.20 metres
100m Subin 14.89 seconds
200m Subin 34.52 seconds 
400m Subin 1.24.14 minutes
800m Sebastian 3.01.35 minutes
Long Jump Isaiah 3.62 metres

Relay Teams

The last event of the day was the 4x100m relay sprints. BIS’ Year 4 and Year 6 teams were incredible! Please see below for their positioning and times:

U11 Boys  1st place 1.05.96
U11 Girls  2nd place 1.10.35
U9 Boys 1st place 1.10.70
U9 Girls 1st place 1.17.65

A special mention to two Year 4 students who not only performed amazingly well at the SISAC Athletic Competition but also broke a school record which means in their age and gender group at school, nobody has ever jumped as far as them or ran as fast as them, ever, in the history of all BIS students!

Congratulations Deepthika for breaking three, Year 4 girls school records and Caellum for beating the Year 4 boys Long Jump school record!

See below for the event and recorded time / distance Deepthika and Caellum achieved:

100m Deepthika 17.14 seconds
200m Deepthika 37.92 seconds 
Long Jump Deepthika 3.15 metres
Long Jump Caellum 3.54 metres  

Overall SISAC Athletic Results

Primary Results

Place

School

Points

1

BIS

395.75

2

SSIS-P

300.25

3

ISHCMC

279.25

4

AISTD

109.5

5

AISTT

97.75

6

CIS

84

7

RISS

79.5

8

EIS

78

9

ABC

54.5

10

AMIS

38.5

11

ISSP

28

12

TIS

13

13

BVIS

10

Out of all 13 International Schools, BIS HCMC came in FIRST PLACE. Huge congratulations to all 29 student-athletes!

Ms. Lindsey Shuttleworth, PE Teacher

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