Continuing their dominance in Athletics, reigning champions Walala A. Rathnayake Central College (WARCC) from the Wattegama Education Zone, won both the Boys and the Girls overall Athletic Championships at the Central Province (CP) Inter Educational Zone (EZ) Track & Field Meet 2018, concluded at Bogambara Stadium, Kandy.
They clinched the Boys' Championship for the 20th occasion and the Girls' Championship for the 26th consecutive year.
The 4-day CP Schools Athletic meet organised by the CP Assistant Director (Sports) of Education, Athula Jayawardhana, under the guidance of CP Director of Education, Thilak Ekanayake, saw over 4,000 Athletes (Boys and Girls) representing 15 EZs in the CP taking part.
Senira Gunarathna of WARCC was adjudged Best Male Athlete for his winning time of 49.9 secs in the Under (U)-20 400m, while Fathima Shafia Yamik of Vihara Maha Devi, Kandy (VMDK), was adjudged Best Female Athlete for her winning time 26.10 secs in the U-20 200m.
CP Governor P.B. Dissanayake was the Chief Guest and CP Minister of Sports Thilina Bandara Tennakoon was the Guest of Honour.
Kandy EZ came 1st with 1,093 points, Wattegama EZ came 2nd with 786 points and Hatton EZ came 3rd with 222 points.
Trinity College Kandy (TCK) won the Boys Relay championship, while WARCC won the Girls Relay championship.
Age groups champions
Track: R.G.M.T. Wijethunga, Hombawa MV, 100m in 14.4secs
Field: M.A.A. Shan, TCK, Long Jump 4.36m [New Meet Record (NMR)]
Track: S.R.B. Chandrasekara, TCK, 100m in 13.1secs
Field: R.M.N.D.B. Rathnayake WARCC, Putt Shot 11.68m (NMR)
Track: L.L Moragoda, TCK, 200m in 23.4secs (NMR)
Field: M.S.D. Dissanayake, TCK, Putt Shot 14.35m (NMR)
Track: A.G. Anuruddha Srimal, Berrewatta College Ampitiya, 110m Hurdles in 14.9secs (NMR)
Field: P. Yamplab, Gateway International Kandy, Triple Jump 13.55m (NMR)
Track: Senira Gunarathna, WARCC, 400m in 49.9secs
Field: Tharaka Bandara Samarakoon, St. Thomas College, Matale, Long Jump 6.5m (NMR)
Track: G.K. Kasuni, Ambagamuwa Central Hatton (ACH), 100m in 15.5secs
Field: N.S. Anjalika , Vidulipura MV (long jump 3.98 m) (NMR)
Track: M.S. Shaluki Vihanga, Vijaya College Matale, 100m in 13.8secs (NMR)
Field: P.A.S. Nimsara, ACH, Long Jump 4.75m (NMR)
Track: H.A.P. Hettiarachchi, VMDK, 400m in 1min 1.17secs
Field: K.M.P. Sewwandi, Kandy Model School, Long Jump 4.82m
Track: S.A.K. Thathsarani, ACH, 400m in 1 min 0.34secs
Field: K.H.A.D. Kaushalya, Wikramabahu NS Gampola, Long Jump 5.14m
Track: Fathima Shafia Yamik, VMDK, 200m in 26.1secs
Field: K.G.K.P. Wijerathna, Mahamaya Kandy, Triple Jump 10.03m
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