By M. Shamil Amit
St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya and A. Rathnayake MV, Walalla emerged Boys’ and Girls’ champions respectively at the 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Meet which concluded at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo today (12).
St. Peter’s secured 171 points and retained the title for the second successive year with St. Benedict’s claiming the runners-up position.
A. Rathnayake MV obtained 304 points to clinch the Girls’ overall title with Holy Cross College, Gampaha taking the second spot.
Meanwhile, seven more new records were eclipsed on the final day of the meet bringing the overall records tally to 15.
In addition, Y. C. M. Yodasinghe of St. Mary’s College, Kegalle was named the Best Athlete in the Boys’ category while Shelinda Jansen of Gateway College, Rajagiriya was named Best Athlete in the Girls’ category.
- U-18 100m: Senuri Anuththara (Dharmapala MV, Panniptiya) - 14.63s.
- U-16 4x400m Relay: A. Rathnayake MV, Walala - 4.02.79s.
- U-18 Shot Put: Ovini Chandrasekera (Bishop’s College) - 14.14m.
- U-18 Javelin Throw: D. M. I. U. Hasanthi (A. Rathnayake MV, Walala) - 46.97m.
- (Boys):Nadun Kaveesha Bandara (Royal, Colombo) - 13.93s.
- U-18 110m Hurdles:
- U-18 400m: Navishka Sandeesh (St. Sebastian’s) - 48.01s.
- U-18 Discuss Throw: Rumesh Tharanga (St. Peter’s) 48.00m.
- TROPHY WINNERS
- Best Long Jumper: Y. C. M. Yodasinghe (St. Mary’s, Chilaw).
- Best High Jumper: Inura Kawishan (Rajasinghe CC, Hanwella).
- Best 400m Runner: Kavishka Sandeesh (St. Sebastian’s).
- Best Athlete Girls’: Shelinda Jenson (Gateway, Rajagiriya).
- Best Athlete Boys’: Y. C. M. Yodasinghe (St. Mary’s, Chilaw).
- Outstation Overall Championship Girls’: Holy Cross, Gampaha.
- Outstation Overall Championship Boys’: A. Rathnayaka MV, Walala.
- Overall Championship Girls’: A. Rathnayake MV, Walala.
- Overall Championship Boys’: St. Peter’s, Bambalapitiya.