Harshith, Meghana win

Harshith, Meghana win

High jumper S Harshith and hurdler Meghana Shetty struck gold for Karnataka on the opening day of the Junior Federation Cup (Under-20) athletics meet here on Tuesday.

Harshith sailed over the bar at 2.15 metres to win the gold, erasing L Yograj’s meet record of 2.14 metres in the process.

The 18-year-old trainee of G V Gaonkar has a personal best of 2.17 metres set last year in Ranchi but he could not reach that height on the day.

Meghana, a trainee of V R Beedu, timed 14.81 seconds to win the gold in the girls 100M hurdles, finished well ahead of Kerala’s Adheena P G (14.92). Another Karnataka girl, Prajna S Prakash, won the bronze in 15.14.

However the day belonged to Maharashtra hurdler Anish Abhay Joshi. A student of Trinity College of Engineering, Pune, accelerated against a strong head-wind to clock a 14.05 seconds for the gold in 110M hurdles, erasing state-mate Siddanth Thingalaya’s meet record of 14.20.

Results: Boys: 100M: Shalin Patel (Gujarat) 10.98 seconds, 1; Sathya Seelan (Tamil Nadu) 11.06, 2; Praveen Muthukumaran (Tamil Nadu) 11.08, 3. 1500M: Harish Koranga (Uttarakhand) 3:57.87, 1; Anand (Haryana) 3:59.07, 2; Vishal Singh (Haryana) 3:59.94, 3. 110M hurdles: Anish Joshi (Maharashtra) 14.05 seconds (New Meet Record: Old: 14.20, Siddanth T) 1; Rupinder Singh (Punjab) 14.46, 2; Akhil Johnson (Kerala) 14.88, 3. High jump: S Harshith (Karnataka) 2.15 metres (NMR. Old: 2.14, L Yograj) 1; Rahul (Haryana) 2.05, 2; Silvester (Tamil Nadu) 2.00, 3.
Long jump: Prem Kumar (Tamil Nadu) 7.65 metres (NMR. Old: 7.63, K J Clinton), 1; Baljinder Singh (Punjab) 7.22, 2; Usuf Kahnsama (Bengal) 7.14, 3.
Shot put: Surender (Haryana) 17.10 metres, 1; Yudhvir Singh (Punjab) 16.63, 2; Deepak Chaudhary (Delhi) 15.85, 3.
10,000M walk: Kuldeep Singh (Haryana) 43:37.66 (NMR. Old: 43:58.40, Gurmeet Singh) 1; Neeraj (Delhi) 43:39.99 (BMR) 2; Kapil Kumar (Maharashtra) 43:46.83, 3.
Girls: 100M: Dutee Chand (Odisha) 12.20 seconds, 1; Ruma Sarkar (West Bengal) 12.22, 2; Himasree Roy (West Bengal) 12.37, 3. Shot put: Navjeet Kaur (Punjab) 11.94 metres, 1; Ramanpreet Kaur (Punjab) 11.11, 2; Suman Devi (Haryana) 11.01, 3. 1500M: Jyoti (Haryana) 4:40.10, 1; Namita Kabat (Jharkhand) 4:40.56, 2; Chitra PU (Kerala) 4:41.74, 3.
100M hurdles: Meghana Shetty (Karnataka) 14.81 seconds, 1; Adheena PG (Kerala) 14.92, 2; Prajna S Prakash (Karnataka) 15.14, 3. 10,000M walk: Shanti Kumari (Punjab) 53:55.68, 1; Pooja Jat (Rajasthan) 54:19.94, 2; Meenu Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) 58:39.69, 3.

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