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Gateway sweeps the board at ISAC meet 2016

The athletes of Gateway College were applauded for their spirit of sportsmanship both on and off the track as they recorded the highest medal tally (88 in all) and secured the highest number of age group championships at the Inter International Schools' Athletics Championships (ISAC) conducted recently. This premier event of the International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) brought together students from over 20 leading international schools in the country. The contingent of Gateway College proved their supremacy by securing 43 Gold Medals, 24 Silver Medals, 21 Bronze Medals which was the highest by any school and recorded their dominance in track &field.


Nidula Jayawardena -
U 19 boys champion


Hansini Liyanaarachchi - U 20 girls champion


Randi Cooray - U 19 girls joint champion


Sadeepa Henderson - U 15 girls champion


Sharmila Jan - U 19 joint champion


Sandithi Jayasekara - U 17 joint champion


Natalie Malpana - U 17 joint champion

 

Sadeepa Henderson was adjudged the U15 Girls Champion while Natalie Malpana and SandithiJayasekera became Joint Champions in the U17 girls' category. Gateway's Nidula Jayawardena carried away the award for the U19 Boys Champion while Sharmila Jan and Randi Cooray shared the title U19 Girls Champion. HansiniLiyanaarachchi was adjudged the U20 Girls Champion confirming her dominance at ISAC for over 10 years. Gateway athletes also accounted for 8 New Meet Records established at this meet which is also a remarkable feat. Record holders were Hansini Liyanaarachchi (U20 Javelin), Sadeepa Henderson (U15 Long Jump), RanukaSenanayake (U13 200M), Dulain Perera (U13 Long Jump), Nidula Jayawardena (U19 400M) and Randi Cooray (U19 Triple Jump).

Two relay teams of Gateway (U20 Girls 4X100 and U20 Girls 4X400) also established new meet records.

Gateway College thus had the distinction of being the school with the highest medal tally, the highest number of new meet records and the highest number of age group championships. Impressive at Borella Divisional Meet too Gateway College also competed in the Borella Divisional Athletics Meet that was held at Sugathadasa Stadium. There too, they performed remarkably well. Being the only mixed school with a total student population of 1800, they were up against schools with much larger student numbers. In the Girls' category, the top five schools were: 1st Ladies' College, 2nd Gateway College, 3rdMuseaus College, 4th St. Bridget's College and 5thYasodaraVidyalaya. In the Boys' category, the top five schools were: 1st Royal College, 2nd Ananda College, 3rd Nalanda College, 4th Gateway College and 5thD.S.Senanayake College.

Dulain Perera (Champion Athlete Boys Under 13), Sadeepa Henderson (Champion Athlete Girls Under 15), Natalie Malpana (Best Female Athlete Under 17), DahamAtapattu ((Champion Athlete Boys Under 17), Shamila Jan (Champion Athlete Girls Under 19), Randi Cooray (Champion Athlete Girls Under 19) were the outstanding performers at this meet.

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