The Central Boarding house emerged victorious maintaining its winning streak, at this year’s Inter-House Track and Field Competition, held on the 21st of January 2023 at the Trinity College Asgiriya Cricket Stadium.
Taking into mind the famous quote, “There is no such thing as bad weather, just soft people”, the event was a resounding success despite the fact that it was a cloudy day with light rain.
Mr. Duminda Silva was the event’s Chief Guest. We must acknowledge that being in the presence of such a wonderful and inspiring Trinitian filled us with awe. Mr. Duminda Silva received the Ryde Gold Medal in 1992 for being the most outstanding all-round student. He competed for Sri Lanka in three sports: basketball, rugby, and men’s netball. During his netball career, he rose to the position of captain of the first ever Sri Lankan Men’s Netball team in the year 2000. Mr. Duminda Silva is currently employed as a Vice President at DFCC Bank PLC.
Athletes were training every single day with their determination being the thought of serving their house and winning the competition. In addition, the teachers were extremely supportive of their students on their path to triumph.
The 20 x 100m relays were held on the day of the Inter House Track and Field competition 2023, followed by the 4 x 100m relays. There was also a tensing 100m sprint for athletes aged 12 to 20. There were a few exciting events, such as the staff race, that got the crowd’s adrenaline pumping.
We were treated to a stirring speech from our Principal and an equally awe-inspiring speech from our Chief Guest at the conclusion of the Athletic Meet. Following that, the winners were presented with their awards.
The following are some of the more anticipated awards from our sports meet.
- 1st – Simithraaratchy House
- 2nd – Central Boarding House
- 3rd – Garret House
- 4th – Lemuel House
- 5th – Oorloof House
Road Race – Individual
|1st||Master R.P Sathyasivam||Central Boarding House|
|2nd||Master S.A Aluvihare||Simithraaratchy House|
|3rd||Master S.N. Ranaweera||Central Boarding House|
March Past – Junior
March Past – Senior
|1st||Central Boarding House||80.20|
Junior – Sahayam House
Senior – Lemuel House
Gents – 4 x 100 meters
1st – Central Boarding House
2nd – Lemuel House
3rd – Simithraaratchy House
Ladies – 4 x 50 meters
1st – Garret House
2nd – Saunders House
3rd – Lemuel House
Invitation Relay – Girls – 4 x 100 meters
1st – Mahamaya Girls’ College Kandy
2nd – Pushpadana Girls’ College Kandy
3rd – Swarnamali Girls’ College Kandy
Champion Athletes – Junior
|U12||Master L.A.C Vithanage||Pilcher House|
|U13||Master R.N. Amarasinghe||Pilcher House|
|U14||Master R.T.B Wijeyrathne Master L.C.B Ekanayake||Gibson House Saunders House|
|U15||Master. S.V Moonamalpe Master L.M. Weerathunge||Sahayam Squealary|
Champion Athletes – Senior
|U16||Master S.I Premachandra||Central Boarding House|
|U17||Master M.S Hamsa Master M.A Rifai||Lemuel House Lemuel House|
|U18||Master R.P Sathyasivam Master K.A.B.V Udara Master K. Gamage||Central Boarding House Central Boarding House Oorloof House|
|U19||Master. S. Wansekara||Simithraaratchy House|
|U20||Master U. Manzil||Lemuel House|
The competition concluded with the Senior and Junior Houses being placed as follows:
Central Boarding House – 1st Place (696 points)
Lemuel House – 2nd Place (537 points)
Simithraaratchy House – 3rd Place (448 points)
Oorloff House – 4th Place (367 points)
Garret House – 5th Place (322 points)
Sahayam House – 1st Place (332 points)
Squealery House – 2nd Place (277 points)
Pilcher House – 3rd Place (270 points)
Saunders House – 4th Place (248 points)
Gibson House – 5th Place (235 points)
The 2023 Inter House Track and Field Competition was an unprecedented and extremely successful event. Our thanks go to the Principal, Rev. Fr. Araliya Jayasundara OSB, the Vice Principal, Mr. Krishanthan Anthonydas, the Prefect of Games, Mr. Uththiya Wijesinghe, the Secretary of Athletics, Mr. Jagath Kalugampitiya, the academic and non-academic staff, the PROMWEB [the Trinity College Media Unit, Trinity College Promotions, and the Web Content Team], and all the students who participated in this event, and all the other contributors who made this event a success.
Reviewed by Anandakumar Rehan, Nimuthu Pathiraja and Chaniru Senhas (Web Content Team)