Tharushi sets new 400m record | Daily News

Tharushi sets new 400m record

The promising athlete from Walala A. Ratnayake Central College, Tharushi Karunaratne, as she came up with 54.34 seconds to set up a new meet record in the girls' under 20 400m on the last day of the Junior National Athletic Championship held at Sugathadasa Stadium, yesterday.

Tharushi Karunaratne, who already qualified for both 400m and 800m for the World Junior Athletic Championship which is scheduled to be held in Colombia, was once again in good running form for the middle distance race.

Meanwhile, A. Mithunraj of Hartley College, Point Pedro, set up a new meet record at the under 20 Hammer Throw event with 40.45m. A. Puvitharan of Sri Lanka Army won the under 23 boys' Pole Vault event with 5m, while M.A.N.H. Fernando finished first in the under 23 boys 400m event with 54.96 seconds, setting a new meet record.

Altogether 15 new meet records were established by junior athletes.

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