Joes and Mahamaya dominate on the third day | Daily News


45th Milo Sri Lanka Schools Swimming

Joes and Mahamaya dominate on the third day

St Josephs College and Mahamaya Kandy dominated the third day of the 45th Milo All Island School Swimming Championship at Sugadathasa Sports complex yesterday.

They are heading the boys and girls points table respectively

In the boys segment Ananda College overcame Royal College to secure the second place while Royal slipped into third places while Visakha Vidyalaya continue to remain in second place and Ladies College are in third position.

In the morning six more meet records were established. Akithmi Wasalathanthri from Lyceum Intertional School Wattala broke the seven year old record set by south Asian medalist Vinoli Siriwardane in 2011 in the Girls under 13. 50 Metre Backstroke clocking 35.02 minutes. Vinoli clocked 35.08 minutes.

Nalanda College and South Asian medalist Dilanka Shehan set a new record in the Boys Under 19 400 LC metres clocking 5:09.82 minutes. He broke Mevan Induruwa’s(5:11.03) record established in 2015.

In the Girls U9 50 Meter Backstroke Kalutara Balika Vidyalaya student Vandani Fernando registered the new record and she finished the race in 41.39 minutes broking Methya Weerakkody’s(42.09) record set in 2013..

Nabhashi Perera from Sirimavo Bandaranayake Balika broke a 14 year old record in the Girls Under 13 100 Metre Butterfly event clocking 1:11.32 minutes. The previous record was set by Miniruwani Samarakoon who clocked 1:12.37 minutes in 2004.

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