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St. Joseph’s, President’s BMV claim titles

2017-11-10 00:12:32
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St. Joseph’s College Colombo and President’s BMV Nawala clinched the Boys’ and Girls’ overall title respectively at the 47th Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletics Championship which concluded at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama on Friday (10).
 
The Joes collected a total of 62 points to finish ahead of the runners-up Rahula College Matara (48 points) and Maris Stella College Negombo (47 points).
 
In the Girls’ championship President’s BMV Nawala won the overall title with a tally of 62 points followed by Sumana Balika MV Ratnapura (47 points) and Ave Maria Convent Negombo (42 points).
 
Meanwhile, Mendis Abeysekera of Siddartha MMV and Sadini Kavisha of Vijitha MMV Dickwella won the Best Junior Athlete in the Boys’ and Girls’ category. 
 
Mendis won the Boys’ Under-15 long jump title with a record effort of 6.52 metres while Sadini set up a new mark in the Girls’ Under-15 long jump with a performance of 5.47m.
 
Altogether 21 records were established and two records were equaled at the meet.               
 
Championship:  
(Under-12 Girls’):  
Champions: Ave Maria Convent Negombo 
Runners-up: Sirimavo Bandaranaike BMV Colombo
(Under-12 Boys’):
Champions: Royal College Colombo 
Runners-up: D. S. Senanayake College Colombo 
(Under-13 Girls’): 
Champions: President’s BMV Nawala
Runners-up: Vijitha College Dickwella
(Under-13 Boys’):
Champions: Sri Gnanodaya MV Wariyapola
Runners-up: Maputugala MV
(Under-14 Girls’):
Champions:  Ananda Balika MV Colombo 
Runners-up: St. Joseph’s BMV Kegalle
(Under-14 Boys’):
Champions: Sir John Kotelawala MV Kurunegala
Runners-up: St. Joseph’s College Colombo
(Under-15 Girls’):
Champions: Sumana Balika MV Ratnapura
Runners-up: President’s BMV Nawala
(Under-15 Boys’): 
Champions: Maris Stella College Negombo
Runners-up: Hartley College Point Pedro
(Relay Championship Girls’): 
Champions: Carmel BMV Chilaw
Runners-up: St. Bridget’s Convent Colombo 
(Relay Championship Boys’):
Champions: Maris Stella College Negombo
Runners-up: St. Benedict’s College 
(Best Junior 400m Runner):
K. S. Edirisinghe (President’s BMV Nawala  
(Best Junior Long Jumper): 
Sadini Kaveesha (Vijitha College Dickwella)
(Best Junior Athlete Girls’):
Sadini Kaveesha (Vijitha College Dickwella)
(Best Junior Athlete Boys’):
W. H. M. Abeysekara (Siddartha MMV Balapitiya)
(Overall Champions Girls’): 
Champions: President’s BMV Nawala 
Runners-up: Sumana Balika MV Ratnapura
(Overall Champions Boys’): 
Champions: St. Joseph’s College Colombo 
Runners-up: Rahula College Matara

DAY TWO: Meet records galore on day 2  

A total of nine records were established on the second day of the 47th Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletics Championships which continued at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama on Thursday (9).
 
The best effort came from Ruwansa Weerakkody of President’s BMV Nawala who set up back-to-back records following her heroics on the opening day of the meet.
 
This time she set a new mark in the Under-13 Girls’ 200 metres while clocking a time of 26.7 seconds and shattered the previous record of 28.8s held by Methhani Wickremanayake of Sri Sangamitta BMV Matale in 2008.
 
The records:  
1, H. S. Malwana (Mahinda College) Under-15 Boys’ 200m - 23.5s   
2, Avishka Gurusinghe (Senanayake College Madampe) Under-15 Boys’ 800m 2:04.9s
3, Suseenthirakumar Mithunraj (Hartley College Point Pedro) Under-15 Boys’ discus throw - 53.23m 
4, Nadiw Dulnith (Rahula Matara) Under-14 Boys’ 80m hurdles 11.5s
5, Sadini Kaveesha (Vijitha CC Dickwella) Under-15 Girls’ long jump 5.47m
6, Heshani Maheshika (St. Sebastian’s BMV Kandana) Under-15 Girls’ discus throw 35.46m
7, W. V. R. G. Wijethunga (Ananda Balika Colombo) Under-14 Girls’ 200m 26.4s
8, Ruwansa Weerakkody (President’s BMV Nawala) Under-13 Girls’ long jump 4.88m
9, K. G. Tharushi Hansika (Vijitha Central Dickwella) Under-13 Girls’ 80m hurdles 13.9s
10, S. D. Kahangama (Sumana Balika Vidyalaya Ratnapura) Under-14 Girls’ 80m hurdles 12.7s 
11, Ruwansa Weerakkoddy (President’s BMV Nawala) Under-13 Girls’ 200m 26.7s
 
Equal record:

1, W. K. G. Wickramasinghe (Swarna Jayanthi MV Kegalle) Under-13 Boys’ 200m 25.6s


FIRST DAY REPORT: Ruwansa shatters 23 year old record   

Dulmi Ruwansa Weerakkody of President’s BMV Nawala shattered a 23 year old record on the opening day of the 47th Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletics Championship which commenced at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama on Wednesday (8). 

Ruwansa established a new meet record while competing in the Girls’ Under-13 long jump event where she cleared a distance of 4.88 metres. 

She also bettered the previous record of 4.83m held by Yasara Silva of Sujatha BMV Matara in 1994.   
Meanwhile, Heshani Maheshika of St. Sebastian’s BMV Kandana and S. D. Kahangama of Sumana Balika MV Ratnapura also set up new meet records in their respective events. 

Heshani put up a fine performance to win the Gold Medal in the Girls’ Under-15 discus throw event with an effort of 35.46m.

She also shattered the previous record of 31.57m held by Chanuka Atapattu of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo in 2014. 

Kahangama also stole the limelight with a tremendous performance in the semi-finals of the Girls’ Under-14, 80m hurdles.

She set up a new mark with a time of 12.9 seconds and shattered the previous record of 13.6s held by Krishanthi Jayathilaka of Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo in 1996.

A total of 10 finals were worked off on the opening day of the meet and a further 28 finals would be completed on Thursday (9).


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  • sujan Tuesday, 14 November 2017 10:39

    good

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