The 18th International Schools Athletic Championships (ISAC) 2018 concluded with Lyceum International School Wattala taking home the champions’ shield for the second consecutive year. Hosted for 3 days at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium, the competition encompassed 23 of Sri Lanka’s best international schools across the island.
The final day of ISAC 2018, was one of the most awaited events of the season for the talented young participants who worked hard to add the final scores for their alma mater.
Lyceum International School Wattala once again took the limelight of ISAC 2018, topping tables in all possible age groups. LISW won the Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 20 Overall Championships. The overall relay championships were also grabbed by the Wattala Lyceumites. Shenali Bastian (U12), Kenari Gamage(14) and Naveen Perera (U16) conquered in their respective age groups from Lyceum, Wattala.
The Under 18 boys category was surely one of the most competitive age groups with 4 young lads, Kavindu Bandara and Ginura Gunarathne from Lyceum International School, Nugegoda together with Lahiru Krishan and Dimuthu Lakshan Perera from Lyceum International School, Wattala shared the championship trophy with a total of 20 points each.
The scores truly define the competitiveness of the schools which tumbled the tables for Gateway College Colombo emerging first-runners up for the event. The Under 18 Overall Championship was also won by them. Randi Cooray and Sharmila Jan, two great athletes from Gateway, shared the Under 20 Girls Champion trophy with three golds each. Further Udesh Ranasinghe (U20), Sadeepa Henderson (U18) and Venura De Alwis(U14), the age group champions also helped Gateway add up their scores.
Lyceum International School Nugegoda settled by emerging second runners-up, with Mohomed Aroos (U20) and Dulyana Suludagoda (U16) maintaining their winning streak emerging champions in the respective age groups. The Under 12 boys championship was won by Dunitha Pothupitiya of Lycuem International School Rathnapura. Lyceum International School settled with the 4th position.
Unfortunately there were no meet records this year as the age groups have been aligned to the government school’s athletic meet standards. ISAC 2018, concluded with the flag ceremony with Lyceum International School, Nugegoda handing over the procedure of organizing ISAC 2019 to the next School.