Bens Runners-Up in Athletics
|St. Benedict’s College emerged runners-up in the Western Province Schools Athletic Meet held at Sugathadasa Stadium recently. |
The Bens won the relay events and were placed first runners-up in the senior and field events. The juniors were placed third and the under 19 runners comprising of Ashantha Kumara, Krishan Madushanka, Lakshan Silva, R.G.M. Athauda and R. Perera won the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Sprinter Ashantha Kumara went on to win the 100m final and was placed third in the 200m final. Lakshan Silva was placed second in the 100m and 200m while Krishan Madushanka won the 400m final.
In the under 17 age group Shehan Dhananjaya won the Discus Throw event and was placed second in the Shot-Putt. Shehan Dhananjaya also was adjudged the best Athlete of the age group. Mahela Jayatissa won the Long Jump event in the under 13 age group. The junior relay team comprising Shiran Anjula, Sahan Tharaka, Yohan Chamuditha and Malaka Jayatissa won the 4x100m finals in the under 11 age category while Deshan Fernando won the 100m finals and was placed second in the 75m finals.
Our heartiest congratulations to the Athletes on their achievements, Rev. Bro. Director for his dynamic leadership, MIC’s and Coaches for all the hard work in molding the athletes into a champion outfit.
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