At Sir John Tarbat Athletic Meet:
Two new records set up
D. M. Madushka Milan of Rajasinghe MV, Hanwella winning the boys
under 20 high jump event at the Sir John Tarbat Senior National
Athletic Championship conducted at the Sugathadasa Stadium
yesterday. Pic. Chintaka Kumarasinghe
Two new meet records were established on day one of the 81st Sir John
Tarbat Senior Athletic Championship conducted at the Sugathadasa Stadium
Samal Ranasinghe of Maris Stella College, Negombo broke a 17-year-old
record in the boys under-20 long jump event with a leap of (7.22m)
previously held by Gayan Chandika (7.22m) of Harischandra College,
Negombo in 1994.
In the girls under-18 high jump event H.M.N. Madushani of Sir John
Kothelawela, Kurunegala cleared 1.74 metres to create a new meet record
erasing the previous 1.68m by Lahiruni Pieris of Devi Balika Vidyalaya
Results - Finals
5,000m boys under-20: 1. Y.G. Wijesinghe (Ratnayake MV, Walalla)
16.36.0, 2. N.M.C. Chaturanga (Welimada National School) 16.36, 3. M.G.
Madusanka (J.R. Jayawardene MV, Dummaladeniya) 16.40.0.
5,000m girls under-20: 1. H.M. Seneviratne (Sri Rahula, Katugastota)
19.25.2, 2. A. Sewandi (Rajapaksa MV, Weeraketiya) 20.2.2, 3. Y.M.
Kumari (Ratnayake MV, Walalla) 20.11.7.
3,000m girls under-18: 1. K.D. Kumarage (Ambatenna, Pushpadana MV)
10.59.7, 2. W.M. Wijeratne (Ambatenna, Pushpadana MV) 11.7.7, 3. J.L.
Priyadhrashini (Sri Rahula, Katugasthota) 11.15.0.
3,000m boys under-18: 1. W. Madushan (Lunuwatte MV, Welimada) 9.33.7,
2. G.H. de Silva (A. Ratnayake MV, Walalla) 9.37.3, 3. M.I.S. Rajapakse
(Sri Rahula, Katugasthota) 9.37.6.
Shot put girls under-20: 1. Dushanthi Rashmika (Sumana BV, Ratnapura)
10.48m, 2. W.P. Chandrasiri (Furguson BV, Ratnapura) 8.45m, 3. U.
Hasaranga (Holy Cross, Gampaha) 8.38m.
Discuss throw boys under-20: 1. S.M. Dilshan (Ananda, Colombo)
39.19m, 2. W.M. Wijesinghe (Ranabima Royal, Peradeniya) 37.19m, 3. G.S.
Lekamge (St. Maryís, Kegalle) 36.16m.
Javelin throw under-16 girls: 1. Indunil Hansika (Sumana BV,
Ratnapura) 29.91m, 2. Zeenath Imitiaz (Buddhist Ladies) 27.77m, 3.
Kushinara Herath (St. Bridgetís, Col) 26.92m.
High jump under-18 girls: 1. H.M. Mudhushani (Sir John Kothelawela
BV, Kurunegala) 1.74m (New meet record),
2. R.P. Harischandra (Dheerananda MV, Pilimathalawa) 1.60m, 3. T.Y.
Udangamuwa (Christ Church, Matale) 1.58m.
Long Jump boys under-20: 1. Samal Ranasinghe (Maris Stella, Negombo)
7.57m, 2. A.D. Fernando (Joseph Vaz) 7.15m, 3. R.W. Bandara (Dharmaraja,
Shot put boys under-16: 1. S.A.K. Deshan (St. Benedictís, Colombo)
13.05, 2. B. VanTwest (St. Peterís, Colombo) 13.00, 3. A.P. Jayawardena
(Ananda, Chilaw) 12.99m.