Track and Field events from Oct.11 to 15

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - By Susil Pre­malal

The Track and Field events of the 33rd All Is­land School Games will be held from Oc­to­ber 11 to 15 at the Mahinda Ra­japaksa Sports Com­plex, Diyagama. The event is con­ducted by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion.

5,121 ath­letes from nine prov­inces will be tak­ing part in the event. The events are be­ing con­ducted un­der five age cat­e­gories. They are Un­der 12, Un­der 14, Un­der 16, Un­der 18 and Un­der 20 (girls and boys).

Since the age cat­e­gories have been changed, there will be no new records. They will be recorded as best per­for­mances. Th­ese per­for­mances will be con­sid­ered as new records next year.

There are 28 sports in the All Is­land School Games. To­date nearly 15 team events have been con­cluded. Team events will be con­tin­ues up to Oc­to­ber 15.

The chief guest will be Pres­i­dent Maithri­pala Sirisena on Oc­to­ber 15 at 3.30 pm.

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