Tamil Nadu win overall team title; Kerala second

Tamil Nadu won the overall team championships in the National inter-zonal athletics championships that concluded here on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu tallied 440.5 points to emerge ahead of Kerala, who had 378 points.
Tamil Nadu sprinters Augustine Yesudas and S Archana were named the best athletes in the junior section.

Tamil Nadu’s Dharun was adjudged the best athlete in the boys’ under-18 section while Kerala’s Jessy Joseph, who set a new record in the 800M on the final day, bagged the honours in the girls under-18 category.

Bengal quartermilers Chandan Bauri and Tiasha Sammadder won the best athlete awards in the under-16 section while Tamil Nadu’s R Naveen and S Lithiya were named the best in the under-14 section.

On the concluding day, Yesudas won the boys’ U-20 200M gold timing 21.60 seconds.
Results (winners only):

Boys: Under-20: 200M: Augustine Yesudas (Tamil Nadu) 21.60 seconds. 800M: Prem Kunj (Bihar) 1:53.67. 5000M: Albin Sunny (Kerala) 15:19.78. 3000M steeplechase: Nagraj (Maharashtra) 9:39.23. Triple jump: Mohd Salahuddin (Tamil Nadu) 15.50 metres. Javelin: Parvinder Kumar (Haryana) 68.27 metres. 5000M walk: Eknath Shamaji (Delhi) 25:14.48. Hammer: Devaspati Tripathi (Madhya Pradesh) 56.58 metres.

Under-18: 200M: Ch Sudhakar (Andhra Pradesh) 22.22 seconds. 800M: Mandeep Goyat (Maharashtra) 1:52.53. 3000M: Arjun Kumar (Uttar Pradesh) 8:37.97. 2000M steeplechase: Shijo Rajan (Kerala) 6:13.23. Triple jump: Mohd Zuber (Tamil Nadu) 15.19 metres. Medley relay: Tamil Nadu 1:58.07.

Under-16: 200M: M S Arun (Tamil Nadu) 22.56 seconds. 3000M: Sahil Thakran (Haryana) 9:12.66. High jump: Anil B Sahoo (Maharashtra) 1.90 metres. Medley relay: Bengal 2:01.13.

Under-14: High jump: Sahanawaj (Delhi) 1.79 metres. Girls: Under-20: 200M: S Archana (Tamil Nadu) 24.52 seconds. 800M: Archana Adhav (Maharashtra) 2:18.81. 3000M: Preeti Lamba (Delhi) 10:16.29. 2000M steeplechase: Parul (Uttar Pradesh) 6:57.88. Hammer: Nisha (Haryana) 46.21 metres. Javelin: C K Prajitha (Kerala) 41.25 metres. 4x400M relay: Kerala 4:00.68.

Under-18: 200M: Manvir Kaur (Punjab) 25.60 seconds. 800M: Jessy Joseph (Kerala) 2:08.67. 3000M: Vidhya K K (Kerala) 10:16.31. 2000M steeplechase: Neha Singh (Madhya Pradesh) 7:37.25. Hammer: S Srinithi (Tamil Nadu) 45.85 metres. 5000M walk: K T Neena (Kerala) 27:15.19. Medley relay: Kerala 2:16.54.

Under-16: 200M: Jisna Mathew (Kerala) 25.49 seconds. 3000M: Aleesha P R (Kerala) 10:28.97. Medley relay: Kerala 2:20.81.

Under-14: High jump: Gayathry Sivakumar (Kerala) 1.59 metres.

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