Harshith sets new mark in high jump

Birthday boy clears 1.97, sinks 10-year-old record

Harshith sets new mark in high jump


Harshith has been making steady progress over the last couple of years and had touched his personal best of 1.93 metres at last year’s school nationals in Kochi. On Thursday, he sailed past that mark — and also the meet record of 1.90 metres — with a superb 1.97M clearance.

On a day when three meet records bit the dust, Harshith’s effort stood out for the promise it carried. The 10th standard student of S Kadambi Vidya Kendra cleared every height starting from 1.70 on his first attempt. After nailing 1.97, he tried two metres but failed in all his three attempts.
“I got overexcited and because of it, I lost out on energy,” said Harshith, who trains under Gaonkar and Krishnamoorthy. “I can go much higher but I need to improve my technique,” he said.

Srishti Sunil of Indo-German bettered her own mark of 1.47 in the girls’ under-14 high jump, clearing 1.53 while Ranjana Bhadri of SAI Dharwad set a new mark in under-14 shot put with an effort of 8.55 metres.
Two records were equalled on the day. Nirupama Sunderraj capped an excellent meet with a 24.8 second timing in the Under-18 200M, eqalling M R Poovamma’s record set in 2007. Priyanka V’s 5:02.2 in the girls under-16 1500M equalled the existing mark of Sharada Rani achieved last year.


Results: Boys: U-20: 200M: Ayyappa K M (Fusion) 22.3 seconds, 1; Sumanth K P (Mysore) 22.4, 2; Prajwal M (Alva’s) 22.7, 3. 10,000M: Pradeep Patil (Youth Sports Club ) 32:14.07, 1; Appa Saheb (Bagalkot) 33:33.01, 2; Shivananda (Dharwad) 34:23.03, 3. 400M hurdles: Nitesh Rathod (MEG) 58.7 seconds, 1; Waheed Pasha (DYSS, Bangalore) 1:02:00, 2; Sultan S (Belgaum) 1:03:00, 3. 3000M steeplechase: Bharath K A (Yuva) 10:30.7, 1; Rahul B (YSC) 10:43.5, 2; Naveen (BSC) 11:43.5, 3. High jump: Supreeth (SDM Mangalore) 1.93 metres, 1; Rahul M Desai (Raibag) 1.70, 2; Vinay Kumar B (Mysore) 1.70, 3. Shot put: Robin K Francis (YSC) 12.66 metres, 1; Abhishek Thimmaih (YSC) 11.90, 2; Muthappa Yadav (MEG) 11.34, 3. Triple jump: Carl Britto (BSC) 14.78 Meters, 1; Arshad M (DYSS Bangalore) 14.70, 2; Vinay Kumar B (Mysore) 13.29, 3. U-18:  200M: Allam Gilbert (BSC) 22.0 seconds, 1; Deepak S (BSC) 22.1, 2; Roshan SM (BSC) 22.5, 3. 400M hurdles: Md Idayatulla (Alvas) 1:00:4, 1; Ujwal B R (YSC) 1:00:9, 2; Shadab A (Belgaum) 1:00:9, 3. 2000M steeplechase: Mallesh H R (Shimoga) 6:39.5, 1; Sridhar S Bhajantri (SAI, Dharward) 6:57.2, 2; Paramesh (CSTTI) 7:08.6, 3. High jump: Harshith S (BSC) 1.97 metres (NMR. Old: 1.90, T V Anil, 1999) 1; Chetan B (YSC) 1.85, 2; Abhishek M Shetty (Alva’s) 1.80, 3. Triple jump: Murali G (Alva's) 13.11 metres, 1; Suhas Christy (BSC) 12.45, 2; Suprit Gopal (SVEC) 12.42, 3. Javelin: Pradeep GP (Alva’s) 53.49 metres, 1; Chinnaswamy (Mysore) 47.61, 2; Sridhar Sagar (JSS, Dharwad) 45.10, 3. Under-16:  200M: Shivakumar M M (CSTT) 23.2 seconds, 1; Madhu Sudhan M R (BSC) 23.6, 2; Kumar R (SS, Vidyanagar) 24.1, 3. 1500M: Devendrappa (SS, Vidyanagar) 4:23.8, 1; Harish P S (SS, Vidyanagar) 4:26.5, 2; Mahesh (Bagalkot) 4:32.0, 3.

Pentathlon: Fakirappa V Bhangi (SS, Chandargi) 3054 points, 1; Parushuram (SS, Chandargi) 2765, 2; Sanjay B Kambli (SS, Vidyanagar) 2703, 3. Under-14: 100M: R Madhu (SS, Kudige) 12.2, 1; Narayana S (Indo-German) 12.3, 2; Dheeraj M (Jindal) 12.6, 3. Long jump: Jatin Achia (RCIS) 5.25 metres, 1; Dheeraj M (Jindal) 5.15, 2; Sunil L D (Bagalkot) 4.82, 3.
Girls: U-20:  200M: Baby Soumya (SS, Kudige) 25.9 seconds, 1; Shruthi (Shimoga) 25.9, 2; Vanitha (Alva’s) 27.0, 3. 3000M: Shabbina (Shimoga) 11:39:05, 1; Deepika A (Alva’s) 11:52:08, 2; Lakshmi G (Tumkur) 14:25:05, 3. 400M hurdles: Anitha N (SAI, Dharwad) 1:06:5, 1; Bharathi (Alva’s) 1:11:6, 2; Renuka (Bagalkot) 1:20:4, 3. Hammer: Sharmila K (DYSS Mysore) 30.99 metres, 1; Roopasree K (Mysore) 19.37, 2. Heptathlon: Pallavi Sukumar (St Joseph’s College) 3663 points, 1; Anitha H V (DYSS, Mysore) 2744, 2. U-18: 200M: Nirupama Sunderraj (Indo-German) 24.8 seconds (equalled meet record), 1; Priyanka S (SAI, Dharwad) 25.8, 2; Bhavani C Gowda (Fusion) 26.5, 3. 3000M: Sharada Rani  (DYSS Mysore) 10:51.08, 1; Jeevitha (Yuva) 11:02.00, 2; Ashika 11:30.04, 3.

400M hurdles: Arpitha M (DYSS Mysore) 1:07.7, 1; Sujatha M Suthar (Dynamic, Belgaum) 1:21.4, 2; Tejasvi J (Dynamic, Belgaum) 1:35:4, 3. Long jump: Chandravva V S (SAI, Dharwad) 5.26 metres, 1; Ramyashree (DYSS, Mysore ) 5.23, 2; Pragna S Prakash (Indo-German) 5.08, 3. Shot put: Sadhana B (Rai Athletic Club) 9.71 metres, 1; Namitha G G (SAI, Madikeri) 8.91, 2; Brundala M (CSTT) 8.19, 3. Hammer: Rupashree K (Mysore) 20.46 metres, 1; Greeshma R  (YSC) 20.35, 2; Dhamini (Mysore) 13.31, 3. Javelin: Sadhana Bhaskar (Rai Athletic Club) 30.85 metres, 1; Madhu Kesakar (BSC) 30.05, 2; Greeshma R (YSC) 25.4, 3. Heptathlon: Pragna P (Indo-German) 3624 points, 1; Pavithra (DYSS, Mysore) 3518, 2; Dakshayini (ATF) 2620, 3. U-16: 200M: Bhoovi B Shankar (SS, Vidyanagar) 26.5, 1; Shashikala (Dharwad) 26.9, 2; Veena Kulkarni (SS, Vidyanagar) 27.4, 3. 1500M: Priyanka V  (JGI) 5:01.2 (EMR), 1; Yashaswini K (DYSS, Mysore) 5:08.3, 2; Navyashree C (SS, Vidyanagar) 5:13:9, 3. High jump: Amritha M  (YSC, Bangalore) 1.43, 1; Abhimathi S (Indian International School) 1.35,2 ; Suviti Chari (Vidyaniketan) 1.35, 3. 3000M walk: Chaithra (Challengers) 21:14.09, 1; Anuradha (SS, Vidyanagar 22:09.03), 2.  Pentathlon: Chaya Mandanna (Indo-German) 2231 points, 1; Rachita K S (Indo-German) 1878, 2; Amritha (YSC) 1680, 3. Under-14: 100M: Varsha R (DK) 12.9 seconds, 1; Rayvia Sini D’Souza (DK) 13.3, 2; Samual Dinha K (YSC) 13.4, 3. Shot put: Ranjana N Bhadri (SAI, Dharwad) 8.55 metres (NMR. Old: 7.74, Ranjitha R, 2008), 1; Uma P S (SS, Kudige) 8.19, 2; Nivedita (Karwar) 7.98, 3. High jump: Srishti Sunil (Indo-German) 1.53 metres (NMR. Old: 1.47M, Srishti, 2009) 1; Zeen Oliveira (Bangalore Sports Club) 1.51, 2; Shantha (SS, Kudige) 1.25, 3.
Best athletes: Boys U-14: Bharath F Rathod (SS, Chandargi). U-16:  Fakirappa B (SS Chandargi). Under-18: Sumanth M K (DYSS Bangalore). U-20: Mahendra Rao (Mysore).

Girls: U-14: Varsha (DK). Under-16: Bhuvi B Shankar (SS, Vidyanagar). U-18: Nirupama Sundarraj (Indo-German). Under-20: Baby Soumya (SS, Kudige).
Team championships: Boys: U-14: SS Chandargi. U-16: SS Vidyanagar. U-18: Bangalore Sports Club. U-20: Youngsters Sports Club.
Girls: U-14: Indo-German. U-16: SS Vidyanagar. U-18: DYSS Mysore. U-20: DYSS, Mysore.

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