Lyceum Wattala retains ISAC title
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By Susil Premalal

Lyceum International School Wattala retained the overall title for the second successive year at the 17th International Schools Athletic Championship (ISAC) which concluded at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex in Diyagama on Monday.

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The Captain of Lyceum Wattala receiving the overall challenge trophy from the Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera, Lyceum captain Rashmi Geekanda and Sayuni Mendis Pic by Damith Wickremasinghe

 

Lyceum Wattala collected a massive 1,443 points to finish on top and well ahead of their rivals and runners-up Gateway College Colombo who managed only 984 points.

Last year also these two schools battled for the overall title and on that occasion the difference at the end of the meet was a mere two-point margin.

But this time, Lyceum Wattala were far superior to all other opponents and went on to bag the title in a more convincing manner.

Lyceum Nugegoda took the third place in the overall championship with 774 points.

However, Gateway College Colombo had the satisfaction of producing the Best Athlete in the Boys’ category with Asiri Wijesekera taking the honours for his effort of 21.8s in the 200m final.

Purnima Gunarathna of Leeds International School Panadura won the Best Athlete award in the Girls’ category and also the award for the Best Performance of the meet for her record breaking effort of 1.75m in the high jump final.

Meanwhile, the third and final day of the meet produced a total of 16 new meet records while bringing the total number of records to 30 during the entire meet.

Although 24 schools were expected to participate in the meet, seven schools pulled out in the eleventh hour following rumours of a bomb threat at the Diyagama Stadium.

Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekera was the Chief Guest and distributed the awards.

Results:
Under 9 Girls Champion: Krishelle Pintoe – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 18 Points, Isuli Perera – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 18 points; Under 9 Boys Champion: Luqman Deen – Gateway College, Colombo – 18 Points; Under 9 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala – 101 points; Under 11 Girls Champion: Shenali Bastian – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 24 points; Under 11 Boys Champion (Donated by Ikra Tnt. School): Chulaka Thillakaratne – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 20 Points, Chakshu Premartne – Colombo International School, Colombo – 20 points; Under 11 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala – 87 Points; Under 13 Girls Champion (Donated by St. Nicholas’ Int. College): Onaya Geeganage – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 23 points; Under 13 Boys Champion: Razwin Carrim – Lyceum International School, Panadura – 265 points; Under 13 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Watta1a – 133 points; Under 15 Girls Champion: Sanduni Muthukumarana – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 20 points; Under 15 Boys Champion: Dinush Wickremaratchy – Colombo International School, Colombo – 30 points; Under 15 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala – 200 points; Under 17 Girls Champion: Rashmi Heenkenda – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 28 points, Dilmi Dhanusha Dahanayake – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 28 points; Under 17 Boys Champion: Ginura Gunarathna – Lyceum International School, Nugegoda – 20 points, Kavindu Bandara – Lyceum International School, Nugegoda – 20 points; Under 17 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala – 280 points; Under 19 Girls Champion: Dewmini Kudavithanage – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 36 points; Under 19 Boys Champion: Udesh Ranasinghe – Gateway College, Colombo – 30 points; Under 19 Overall Champion School – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 302 points; Under 20 Girls Champion (Donated by Elizabeth Moir Int. School): Purnima Jayamali Gunarathna – Leeds International School, Panadura – 38 points; Under 20 Boys Champion: Shanaka Perera – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 32 points; Under 20 Overall Champion School: Lyceum International School, Wattala – 329 points; Cambridge Challenge Trophy for the Overall Relay Champions (Donated by Cambridge International Examinations) – Lyceum International School, Wattala – 253 points; Ritzbury Challenge Cup for the Best Female Athlete: Purnima Jayamali Gunarathna – Leeds International School, Panadura – High Jump 1.75M *NMR; Ritzbury Challenge Cup for the Best Male Athlete: Asiri Wijesekara – Gateway College, Colombo – 200M 21.8 secs; Best Performer of the Meet (awarded by Pearson Qualifications International): Purnima Jayamali Gunarathna – Leeds International School, Panadura High Jump – 1.75M *NMR; First Runner-up School of the Meet: Gateway College, Colombo – 984; RIT Alles Memorial Trophy for the Overall Champions of the Meet: Lyceum International School, Wattala – 1443

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