Sesquicentennial Celebrations - Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedictís College Ė Held on SATURDAY, 31st January 2015
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on February 02 2015 02:22:53
Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations (1865-2015), commenced with the Annual Inter House Athletic Meet of St. Benedictís College which was successfully held on Saturday, 31st January 2015 commencing 2.45 pm. at the Sugathadasa International Stadium.

Distinguished Old Ben, Felix Dias (Athletic Captain 1965 / Cricket Captain 1965 & 1966 / Head Prefect 1966 / Under 19 Champion Athlete 1963 and 1964) graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed the awards to the winners.

This being the Sesquicentennial Year Celebrations, the organising committee decided to combine both the Primary and Upper School and conduct meet on the same day, which concluded under floodlights. Perhaps, the first School in Sri Lanka to hold its Inter House Athletic Meet as a day-night event under floodlights.

The Rev. Bro. Alexander Cyrillus Memorial Challenge Shield for the Champion House (Upper School), donated by Mr. Saman Upasena, was won by Cassian House (612 Points)

The Rev. Bro. James Memorial Challenge Shield for the Champion House (Primary Section), donated by Albert Esqr, was won by Cassian House (137 Points)

The Rev. Bro. Baptist Croos Memorial Challenge Shield for the 1st Runners-up, donated by Mr. Dudley Thambinayagam was won by Claude House (533 Points)

The Overall Champions Trophy (Upper School and Primary), donated by the 2007 All-Island Champion Team, was won by Cassian House (749 Points)