Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletics:
Maris Stella and St. Joseph's Balika win boys and girls titles
ATHLETICS: Eight meet records were lowered and another
equalled while St. Joseph's Balika Vidyalaya, Kegalle (girls) and Maris
Stella College Negombo (boys) won the overall championships at the 41st
Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletic Championships organised by the Sri Lanka
Schools Athletic Association and sponsored by Milo. The meet was worked
off for three days at the Bernard Aluwihare Stadium in Matale last week.
Over 4,500 athletes from 360 schools from all parts of the island
including Batticaloa and Vavuniya took part in this meet.
The eight records which were broken at this meet were:
1. Under-14 boys discuss throw Mahinda Madhushan of Taldeka Junior
School, Wennahapuwa 36.32 metres. The previous record of 29.17 metres
was set up by H.S.D. Tissera of St. Benedict's College in 2008.
2. Under-15 girls high jump 1.65 metes by Thanuja Hemamali of Mahasen
National School, Nikaweratiya. Previous record of 1.56 metres was held
by Ishani Edirisinghe of Rangiri Dambulla Vidyalaya, Dambulla in 2008.
3. Under-12 boys high jump 1.53 metes by Waruna Prasad Attanayaka of
Lyceum International School, Wattala. Previous record 1.50 metres by
Tharuka Perera of Maris Stella College in 2003.
4. Under-15 javelin throw (boys) 57.37 metres by Chamika Karunaratne
of Royal College. Previous record by Anura Silva of St. Sebastian's
College, Moratuwa established in 1993.
5. Under-12 girls high jump 1.40 metres by Yelani Dias of Methodist
College, Colombo. Previous record by E.K.I.S. Edirisinghe of Girls High
School, Kandy in 2004.
6. Under-14 boys javelin throw 41.10 metres by Bandara Pathirana of
Royal College, Colombo. previous record 40.66 metres by Chamika
Karunaratne also from Royal College in 2009.
7. Under-17 Shot put girls 9.16 metres by Zeenath Imtiaz of Buddhist
Ladies College, Colombo. Previous record of 8.97 by C.G.K. Kumari of
Galewela Central College in 2009.
8. Under-15 boys discuss throw 46.26 by Ashan I. Jayawardena of
Ananda Vidyalaya, Chilaw, Previous record 46.26 metres by Sanjuna
Samaraweera of Royal Institute, Wellawatte in 2003.
9. In the girls under-14 4 x 100 relay Methodist College, Colombo
timed 52.9 seconds to equal the record held by the same school since
2000.Mayor of Matale Hilmy Careem was the Chief Guest and distributed
the main awards.
Age Group Championship
Under 12 boys: 1. Royal College, Colombo - 37 points, 2. St.
Benedicts College, Kotahena - 22 points, 3. St. Peters College,
Bambalapitiya and Lyceum International School, Wattala - 20 points each.
Under-12 girls: 1. Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy - 22 points, 2. Sir
John Kotalawela Vidyalaya, Kurunegala - 17 points, 3. Methodist College,
Colombo - 14 points.
Under-13 boys: 1. Maris Stella College, Negombo - 44 points, 2.
Christ Church College, Matale - 30 points, 3. Maliyadewa College,
Kurunegala - 13 points.
Under-13 girls: 1. Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya - 30 points, 2.
Buddhist Ladies College, Colombo - 17 points, 3. Ladies College, Colombo
- 16 points.
Under-14 girls: 1. St. Joseph's Balika Vidyalaya, Kegalle - 35
points, 2. Lyceum International School, Wattala - 19 points, 3. Ladies
College, Colombo - 17 points.
Under-15 boys:1. Trinity College, Kandy - 37 points.
2. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa - 32 points, 3. St. Joseph's
College, Colombo - 29 points.
Under-15 girls: 1. Buddhist Ladies College, Colombo - 20 points, 2.
Christ Church College, Matale - 18 points, 3. Lyceum International
School, Wattala - 17 points.
Relay Champions girls: 1. Musaeus College, Colombo - 29 points, 2.
Mahamaya Girls College, Kandy - 12 points, 3. St. Joseph's Balika
Vidyalaya, Kegalle - 11 points.
Relay Champions Boys: 1. Maris Stella College, Negombo - 28 points.
2. Royal College, Colombo - 18 points, 3. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa
- 12 points.
Champion - Long jump girls: S.S. Lakshini Sarangi Silva Sri Sumangala
Balika Vidyalaya, Panadura.
Champion High jump girls: Thanuja Hemamali of Mahasen National
Thusitha Nanayakkara Memorial Trophy awarded to Best Performer in 400
metres event: H.B. Malwattegedera of Christ Church College, Matale.
Outstanding athlete (girls): Jenavi Caldera of Lyceum International
Outstanding athlete (boys): K.A.P. Jayawardena of Ananda Vidyalaya,
Overall champions (girls): 1. St. Joseph's Balika Vidyalaya, Kegalle
- 69 points. 2. Ladies College, Colombo - 45 points, 3. Holy Family
Convent, Bambalapitiya - 42 points.
Overall champions (Boys): 1. Maris Stella College, Negombo - 122
points, 2. Royal College, Colombo - 84 points, 3. Trinity College, Kandy
- 45 points.