All Island Schools Athletic Championships:
Records tumble in Beliatta
Six records fell on the third day of the All Island Schools Athletic
Championships at the D A Rajapaksa Stadium Beliatta. J Lahiru Prasanjith
of Takshila Central College, Horana bettered his own record of 53:82
seconds which he clocked at Diyagama last year by finishing the boys’
under 19 400 metres hurdles in 53.56 seconds to set up a new meet
His schoolmate Lahiru Aruna Kumara secured the silver with a timing
of 55:62 seconds. Together with them the bronze medalist Sohan Madusanka
of De Mazinod College, Kandana, W G Indika of Rahula College, Matara and
Shanaka Udayasinghe of Rajasinghe CC, Hanwella exceeded the All Island
School Games colours standard which is a timing of 57.1 seconds.
A Pavithra of Arunodaya College Jaffna bettered her own mark in the
Pole Vault e for under 19 girls with a hight of 3.01 Meters.
She set a hight of 3.0 meters for the same event in 2011. Girls from
Arunodaya College Jafna secured the first three places in this event.
M Kumari Weerasingha of A Rathnayaka MV Walala was responsible or the
third record of the day when she won the 400 meter hurdles for girls
under 17 with a time of 01:07.6 minutes erasing the time of 01:07.73
minutes held by school mate K G P Kumari since 2010.
D Sanjuna Sumanaweera of Royal Institute International school Colombo
won the shot put under 19 girls with a distance of 14.86 meters to
better the 13.88 meter mark she established last year.
Samitha Jayawardena took second place with a distance of 13.91 meters
which bettered the previous record
Nalanda College finished in a record time of 43.78 seconds in the 4 x
100 meter relay.
Ananda College and Joseph Vaz College Wennappuwa held the previous
record established in 2001 with a time of 43.80 seconds.
S Thanuja of Arunaodaya Vidyalaya Jaffna bettered her own record in
the Pole Vault for girls under 21 with a height of 3.11 meters 10
centimeters better than her previous mark.
The Finals of eleven events were worked off on the opening day while
32 finals were worked of on day two. Twenty seven finals were worked of
on day three.