Lyceum Wattala well set to defend title
Defending overall champions Lyceum International School Wattala with 596 points heads the points table closely followed by last year’s runner-up Gateway College, Colombo (574 points) at the close on the second day of the 16th Inter-International Schools Athletic Championship at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex Diyagama yesterday.
With 52 final events to be worked off today – the final day will decide the overall champions. A total of 1866 athletes from 24 international schools take part in the annual event, organised by the Lyceum International School, Nugegoda. Four new meet records were established on the first day and seven more were added at the end of the second bringing the total number of records to 11.
Gihan de Soyza (Lyceum Intl’ Wattala) Under 20 800mts. Boys - 2.06.89secs, Anuk Kathriarachchi (Lyceum Intl’ School Panadura) Under 11 Boys Long Jump – 4.41mts, Ranuka Senanayake (Gateway Colombo) Under 13 Boys 200mts – 27.12secs, Dulain Perera (Gateway Colombo) Under 13 Boys Long Jump – 5.19mts, Shehan Wisanperuma (Lyceum Intl’ Wattala) Under 19 Boys Long Jump – 6.88mts, Ni- dula Jayawardene (Gateway Colombo) Under 19 Boys 400mts – 50.43secs, Chathil Aponsu (Lyceum Intl’ Panadura) Boys Under 17 Long Jump – 6.44mts, Hansani Liyanarachchi (Gateway Colombo) Girls Under 20 Javelin Throw – 26.46mts, Sadeepa Henderson (Gateway Intl’ Colombo) Girls Under 15 Long Jump – 4.97mts., Lakmali Dodangoda (Lyceum Intl’ Wattala) Girls Under 20 High Jump – 1.50mts and Girls Under 20 4x100 mts. Relay (Gate- way Intl’ Colombo) 55.48secs.
Minister of Ports and Shipping Arjuna Ranatunga will be the chief guest on final day today and will distribute the awards to the winners. Higher Education State Minister Mohanlal Grero declared open the meet on Friday.