Shruthi, Srishti shine; Karnataka claim five gold

Shruthi, Srishti shine; Karnataka claim five gold

Karnataka’s Shruthi edged past Sinsha K of Kerala to clinch the under-20 girls 800M gold in two minutes 15.4 seconds, slicing a good three seconds from her personal best time of 2:18.00 set last week at the State meet. Sinsha took silver in 2:16.4.

Srishti was also made to sweat in the under-16 girls high jump. The Vidhyashilp Academy ninth standard student, who won the title last year in Ernakulam in the under-14 category, cleared 1.58M to finish first. Kerala’s Sreethi S bagged silver, clearing 1.56 while Srishti’s team-mate Sushmitha pocketed bronze at 1.54.

Srishti and Sreethi cleared 1.56 in their third attempt before both the jumpers raised the bar by two centimetres. The Beedu-ward managed to go past 1.58 in her second try but her opponent hit the bar in all three attempts. Srishti then went for 1.60 but failed to clear the barrier.

Karnataka’s 4x400M girls’ under-20 relay team (Mini M G, Anitha V, Shruthi and Sushmitha Devadas), Prajna S Prakash (girls’ under-18 high jump) and Krishnappa (boys’ under-20 5000M) were the other gold winners on the first day.

The lone meet record of the day came from Tamil Nadu’s Vasumathi U in the girls’ under-20 shot put. She threw the iron ball to a distance of 12.90 metres to erase the old record of 12.87.

Results: Boys: U-20: 100M: Sujith Kuttan (Ker) 10.7 seconds,1; Sreeraj M M (Ker) 10.9, 2; Pushpa Raju P (AP) 11.0, 3. 800M: Dilipan G R (TN) 1:54.0, 1; Manjunathan V (TN) 1:54.3, 2; Sunil T S (Ker) 1:54.6, 3. 5000M: Krishnappa (Kar) 15:55.7, 1; Channabasappa Jalihala (Kar) 16:13.8, 2; Nibin M Babu (Ker) 16:28.3, 3. Triple jump: Surendhar J (TN) 15.86 metres, 1; Pranav P (Ker) 15.41, 2; Ranjith R (TN) 15.20, 3.
Under-18: 100M: Praveen Muthukumaran (TN) 10.8 seconds,1; Binish K Shaji (Ker) 10.9, 2; Sojan K Shaji (Ker) 11.2, 3. 800M: Ramulu K (AP) 1:53.5, 1; Lijo Mani (Ker) 1:53.9, 2; Jijomon F (Ker) 1:54.7, 3. 5000M: Yerram Naidu (AP) 15:46.4, 1; Naresh M (AP) 15:46.7, 2; Sridhar S Bhajanthri (Kar) 15:55.5, 3. Triple jump: Rajasekar R (TN) 14.69 metres, 1; Jithin Thomas (Ker) 14.48, 2; Vigneswaran J (TN) 14.42, 3. Discus throw: Diwahar Raja SM (TN) 48.86, 1; Kenchappa BC (Ker) 41.32, 2; Naresh K (AP) 35.36, 3.
Under-16: 100M: Jijin Vijayan (Ker) 11.0 seconds, 1; Abdul Samad (Ker) 11.1, 2; Vignesh (TN) 11.2, 3. 800M: Rahilraj M R (Ker) 1:59.2, 1; Venkateswaran B (TN) 2:01.0, 2; Sakthivel K (TN) 2:01.5, 3. Under-14: 600M: Karthikeyan B (TN) 1:25.7 seconds, 1; Anilash Balan (Ker) 1:26.8, 2; Kasimaya M (TN) 1:27.6, 3. High jump: Rajavelan T (TN) 1.78 metres, 1; Kundan Kumar (Kar) 1.66, 2.
Girls: Under-20: 100M: Kowsalya R (TN) 12.2 seconds, 1; Sini Alex (Ker) 12.3, 2; Arthi K (TN) 13.0, 3. 800M: Shruthi K C (Kar) 2:15.4, 1; Sinsha K (Ker) 2:16.4, 2; Sowmiya G (TN) 2:18.4, 3. Shot-put: Vasumathi U (TN) 12.90 metres (New Meet Record. Old 12.87, J Sharanya, Ker, 2007), 1; Sushma S (Kar) 11.57 metres, 2; Kumari R (Ker) 11.56, 3. Triple jump: Amitha Baby (Ker) 12.36, 1; Savitha PS (Ker) 12.09, 2; Rama S (TN) 11.68, 3. High jump: Anitha Shree D (TN) 1.55, 1; Arockiya Elizabeth Rose M (TN) 1.50, 2.
Under-18: 100M: Archana S (TN) 12.2 seconds, 1; Ammu K (Ker) 12.3, 2; Priyanka S Kalagi (Kar) 12.5, 3. 800M: Dincy Davis (Kerala) 2:11.7, 1; Angel Mathew (Ker) 2:21.1, 2; Kerchiyal J (TN) 2:23.2, 3.
5000M: Sobha V V (Ker) 19:23.3, 1; Jeevitha V (Kar) 20:56.3, 2; Riya Thomas (Ker) 22:05.1, 3. High jump: Prajna S Prakash (Kar) 1.55 metres, 1; Jinu Maria Manuel (Ker) 1.55, 2; Shanmathi S (TN) 1.55, 3. Triple jump: Shilpa Chacko (Ker) 12.09 metres, 1; Chandini (Kar) 12.09, 2; Suganya P (Tamil Nadu) 12.09, 3. Shot-put: Gunasundari M R (Tamil Nadu) 10.94, 1; Namitha G G (Ker) 10.76, 2; Angel Joseph M (TN) 10.19, 3.
Under-16: 100M: Renjitha C (Ker) 12.2 seconds, 1; Soundariya R (TN) 12.5, 2; Venkata Lakshmi (AP) 13.0, 3. 800M: Jessy Joseph (Ker) 2:15.6, 1; Pavithra R (TN) 2:15.9, 2; Sanjana R V (Ker) 2:17.6, 3. High jump: Srishti Sunil (Kar) 1.58 metres, 1; Sreethi S (Ker) 1.56, 2; Sushmitha (Kar) 1.54, 3. Shot put: Subhashini K (TN) 10.76, 1; Lakshmipriya A (TN) 10.58, 2; Athira Muralidharan (Ker) 10.31, 3. Under-14: 600M: Oliviya Ann Maria Thomas (Ker) 1:41.00 seconds, 1; Disharaju G (AP) 1:44.2, 2; Chitra K A (Kar) 1:45.50, 3.

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