ON a day of few glittering performances, Penang's Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli lit up the Paroi Stadium track with the fastest sprint by a Malaysian woman this year in winning the 100m at the Negri Sembilan Open yesterday.
Just a day after winning the Malaysian 1st Grand Prix, Zaidatul Husna improved on her run of 11.95 seconds in Bukit Jalil to clock 11.87 for the fastest time unaided by wind in Malaysia this year.
Zaidatul Husna, 19, finished ahead of national runner Siti Zubaidah Adabi (12.10) and twin sister Zaidatul Husniah (12.13).
Firdaus Mazalan ran a decent time of 53.91 seconds to win the men's 400m hurdles while Iskandar Alwi of Johor's SMK Tun Hussein Onn grabbed the pole vault title after clearing 4.60m.
Iskandar finished ahead of Labuan's Fahme Zamzam, who could not replicate his national indoor record setting performance of 4.61m in Taiwan two months ago after managing a best of 4.40.
SELECTED RESULTS -- Men's 100m: 1 Shamimi Azmi (NS) 10.64s, 2 Jad Adrian (Ntl Back-up) 10.78, 3 Aizat Mokhtar (NS) 10.86; 4x100m: 1 Terengganu 47.79s, 2 Perak 49.57, 3 Kuala Lumpur 49.92; 400m hurdles: 1 Firdaus Mazalan (Regional Back-up) 52.56s, 2 Firdaus Musa (Regional) 53.91, 3 Baihaqi Razlan (Ntl Back-up) 54.20; High jump: 1 A. Kavee Alagan (NS) 2.11m, 2 S. Navinraj (Ntl Back-up) 2.05, 3 Azly Ghazali (Sel) 2.05; Pole vault: 1 Iskandar Alwi (SMKTHO) 4.60m, 2 Fahme Zamzam (Lab) 4.40, 3 Faizul Lazim (Pk) 4.20;
Women's 100m: 1 Zaidatul Husna Zulkifli (Regional Back-up) 11.87s, 2 Siti Zubaidah Adabi (MAU) 12.10, 3 Zaidatul Husniah Zulkifli (Regional) 12.13; 4x100m: 1 Perak 42.83s, 2 Kuala Lumpur 43.40, 3 UPSTN Selangor 43.75; Triple jump: 1 Nor Amirah Nafiah (Ntl Back-up) 13.37m, 2 Nur Izzati Akmal Nazrilazdin (BJSS) 11.47, 3 Lily Hartini Ahmad Zamri (Ter) 11.15; Discus: 1 Yap Jeng Tzan (MAU) 43.57m, 2 Hannah Lee (Wings) 40.14, 3 Choo Kang Ni (BJSS) 39.58; Hammer: 1 Casier Renee Kelly Lee (BJSS) 48.07m, 2 Linda Tan (Pk) 41.66, 3 Nor Aida Shuhada Nordin (NS) 39.10. By Devinder Singh