Sahan Rajapaksa celebrates as St. Benedict’s win the Under-18 4×100 metres relay.
Sprint power house St. Benedict’s, Kotahena and Sir John Kotalawala M.V., Kurunegala dominated boys’ and girls’ categories respectively as they won more than one event on day one of the Milo sponsored All Island Schools Relay Championship in Jaffna on Friday.
St. Benedict’s with 27 points were leading the points table in the boys’ category, some seven points clear of Maris Stella, Negombo (20).
Sir John Kotalawala M.V, won the Under-16 girls’ 4×100 metres in 51.2 seconds and the Under-18 4×100 metres in 51.5 seconds bring their aggregate to 20 points. They were leading the girls’ points table by seven points. Their closest rivals were Janadhipathi Balika Vidyalaya, Nawala and Ave Maris Convent, Negombo who shared 13 points each to settle for the second and third places.
The Bens Under-18 team anchored by Sahan Rajapaksa returned the day’s fastest timing as they stopped the clock at 42.6 seconds to win ahead of Royal College, Colombo and Rahula College, Matara.
The Bens were also the winners in the Under-16 boys’ 4×100 metres (44.6 seconds) relay.
Trinity, Kandy (Under-12 boys’ 4x100m – 55.5), St. Peter’s, Bambalapitiya (Under-14 boys’ 4x100m- 48.2 secs) and Maris Stella, Negombo (Under-20 boys’ 4x100m- 42.6 secs) were the winners of other boys’ events.
Isurangi Sithara, Yamani Dulanjali, Stefini Sylvester and Hansani Maheshika joined together to clock 51.9 seconds to win Ambagamuwa Central the gold in the Under-20 girls’ 4×100 metres.
Ave Maris Convent, Negombo (Under-12 girls’ 4x100m- 58.9 secs) and Janadhipathi Balika Vidyalaya (Under-14 girls’ 4x100m – 54.2 secs) were the winners in the other two girls finals held on Friday.