Sir John Tarbet Senior Championships:
Outstation athletes steal the limelight
Outstation athletes dominated the second day of the 81st Sir John
Tarbet senior track and field athletic championships for the Milo Trophy
which continued at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday. The
best effort probably came from Ashan Jayawardena from Ananda National
School, Chilaw where he created the only record of the day clearing a
distance of 49.90 metres to clinch the boys under 16 discus throw event.
In addition the athletes from Ratnayake MMV, Walala put up a splendid
performance to make their presence felt as they moved closer towards
winning the overall championship.
M G Mapalage led the way with an effort of 3.30 metres in the boys
under 20 pole vault final while N U Jayasundera also from Ratnayake MMV,
Walala clocked 2 minutes 22.0 seconds to win the under 18 girls 800
Ratnayake MMV, Walala continued their dominance in the middle
distance events with J H Abeysinghe winning the under 16 boys 800 metres
clocking 2.21.1 seconds and K A D Priyadarshani taking the under 20
girls 800 metres with a timing of 2.20.8 seconds.
Meanwhile R J M K Jayasekera brought more honours to Ratnayake MMV,
Walala by winning the under 20 boys 800 metres returning a timing of
1.55.1 seconds and they also took the under 20 girls 100X4 relay event
clocking 54.30 seconds.
Another encouraging performance came from R Adrian of Jaffna Central
College as he went on to win the under 20 boys 200 metres event with a
timing of 22.80 seconds.
St Joseph’s College Kegalle produced two winners with R M Ratnayake
taking the under 18 girls 200 metres clocking 26.1 seconds and S R P
Senanayake coming first in the under 20 girls 200 metres returning a
time of 25.60 seconds.
The under 18 girls triple jump went to A I Kotuwegedera of
Hathgampola MV with an effort of 11.30 metres. Surangi Silva of Sri
Sumangala MV, Panadura clinched the under 16 girls long jump clearing a
distance of 5.04 metres.
In the under 18 boys high jump final D G S Dassanayake of Dheerananda
MV, Pilimatalawa put up a fine performance to win the title following an
effort of 1.96 metres.
In the under 20 boys putt shot final W A G D Wickremarachchi of
Rajasinghe MMV, Hanwella produced a splendid performance of 13.17 metres
to win the title. In addition Venura Lakmal of Negombo South National
College won the under 16 boys triple jump clearing 12.97 metres.
Meanwhile N G Madushanka of J R Jayewardena Central, Dhummalasuriya
and C P Sevwandhi of Saranankara MMV clinched the under 20 boys and
girls mini marathon title respectively.
Some of the other winners on the second day were Anjani Kulasinghe of
Gateway College (U 20 girls long jump), D S Harshana of Gurukula MV (U
18 boys 800 metres), P N Janith of S Thomas’, Kotte (U 16 boys 800
metres), P L Hewage of Gateway College (U 18 girls 200 metres), N. P.
Rambukwella of Christ King College (U 16 girls 200 metres), B S
Saparamadu of Seventh Day Adventist International College (U 16 girls
discus), Srinath Imtiasz of Buddhist Ladies College (U 16 girls putt
shot) and K M Sachinthana of Nalanda College (U 16 boys 200 metres).
The event conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association and
sponsored by Nestle Lanka Limited will be concluded today.