Amesha shines with dual records


Kandy Girls High School hurdler Amesha Hettiarachchi shone with two new records at the Junior National Athletics Championship at Sugathadasa Stadium Colombo yesterday.

In the morning, Amesha clocked 1 minute 1.40 seconds to win the girls’ under-20 400m hurdles. However, she clocked a better time of 1 minute 1.04 seconds during the heats, which was considered a new meet record for the event.

In the afternoon, she then won the 100m hurdles Gold medal clocking 14.86 seconds, which is also a new meet record.

In other events of the day, young long jumper Madushani Herath from Nannapuruwa MV Bibile caught the eye of many with a leap of 5.98m to set a new meet record.

Other new meet records set during the day:

Keshavi Udeshani of Princess of Wales Moratuwa – 37.42m in the girls’ under-16 Javelin Throw

Jayawi Alwis of Royal College Panadura – 16.98m in the boys’ under-18 Shot Put

M.D. Darshana of Ambagamuwa CC – 52.11 seconds in the 400m hurdles

Nadun Bandara of Royal College Colombo – 14.24 seconds in the boys’ under-20 110m hurdles


(Pix by Anuruddha Medawattegedara)