The Walala girls maintain their dominance for two decades while Wattala Lyceum wins the boys’ championship

Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Athletic Championship 2023

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The 91st Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Championship which was held at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo for four days, ended yesterday (16th).

Yesterday, ten tournament records and one national junior record were shattered by the athletes, and they also established three new tournament records.

Javelin Throw – Boys’

Under 20 – D. Fernando – St. Mary’s College, Chilaw | 64.92m

4 × 400m relay – Boys’

Under 16 – Sir John Kothalawala College, Kurunegala | 3:28.68min

Under 18 – St. Benedict’s College, Colombo | 3:24.96min

Under 20 – St. Benedict’s College, Colombo | 3:20.04min

4 × 400m relay – Girls’

Under 16 – Walala A. Rathnayake Central College | 4:02.52min

Under 18 – Rahula College, Matara | 4:00.29min

100m – Boys’

Under 16 – S. Nadeeshana – Nindana MV | 11.51 Sec

Under 18 – H. Hansana – Ananda College | 11.36 Sec

Under 18 – T. Kumara – Pannala MV, Pannala | 10.81 Sec

100m – Girls’

Under 16 – D. Fernando – Lyceum International School, Wattala | 12.73 Sec

Under 18 – S. Gunaratne – Musaeus College, Colombo | 12.95 Sec

Under 20 – Dinara Bandara – Gateway College, Colombo | 12.27 Sec

>> Overall Competition Results <<

Tharushi Karunaratne, an Asian medalist, was crowned the best player of the tournament, while the best player award went to Malith Yasiru, who represented Kahawatta Central College.

Walala A Rathnayake College secured the girls’ overall championship for the 22nd consecutive time with a total of 190 points, and Wattala Lyceum International School players clinched the overall boys’ championship with 136 points.

>> How the trophies were distributed in the tournament <<

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