Vanessa Lee (#131) of National University of Singapore clocked 19:32.91 to claim the IVP Women’s 5000m crown. Photo: Lim Yong Teck/ Red Sports
Vanessa Lee is not one to be easily satisfied. The National University of Singapore (NUS) athlete had just completed a second successive treble of distance titles at the Institute-Varsity-Polytechnic (IVP) Track and Field Championships, but knew there was more in her locker to show for.
“I am not satisfied with my performance,” said the third-year engineering undergraduate on her 5,000-metre run.
“Although I am disappointed that I wasn’t in shape to chase my championship record in the 5,000m, my main focus at this IVP was to clock a decent 10,000m result, and with any luck, meet AUG qualification.”
Heeding her coach’s advice, Vanessa opted to stay with the front pack consisting of NUS teammate Toh Ting Xuan and Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s Valerie Yong throughout the first four kilometres, and only sped up in the last one-fifth of the race.
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