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.