Royal College and Ave Maria Convent win overall titles

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52nd Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Junior Meet 2023

The 52nd Ritzbury Sir John Tarbat Junior Athletics Championship organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association under the sponsorship of Ritzbury Chocolates, was held at Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo and came to an end today (05th of November).

After three days of intense battles, this year’s tournament, which consisted of many thrilling events, concluded with Royal College Colombo winning the boys’ championship with 44 points, while the runner-up trophy was won by Trinity College Kandy, which scored 42.5 points.

Ave Maria Convent Negombo won the girls’ championship with a considerable lead by getting a total of 83 points, and the second place was won by Wattala Lyceum girls who got 57 points.

The award for the best player of this year’s tournament was awarded to S.Pribhasith who performed well in the high jump event, and D.Nathsara of Wattala Lyceum College who performed well in the long jump event, won the best female athlete award.

It was terrific that the competitors could equal one record and smash seven on the third day of the competition.

A.Tewarapperuma of Gateway College Colombo sets a new tournament record in the under 13 100m event with a time of 12.00 seconds while K. Oshadha finished the under 15, 80m hurdles competition with a time of 11.1 seconds, establishing another new meet record.

S. Wickramaratne of Ave Maria Convent Negombo managed to set a new meet record with a time of 12.1 seconds in the under-13 70m hurdles event. K. Kaveesha of Vijayapura National School and B. Uduwela of Viharagala Central College finished the under-15 80m hurdles with an equal time of 12.4 seconds, sharing the new meet record in the girls’ category.

Kaushalya Jayawardena of Wattala Lyceum International School, who represented the under-15 girls’ 400m event today, finished the event in 58.5 seconds and set a new record while B. Bandara of Rangiri Dambulla Central College equaled the tournament record in the under 14, 75m hurdles event

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