Telangana’s G Maheshwari scripted the sole National record on the final day of the 35th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Acharya Nagarjuna University campus in Guntur on Tuesday, winning the girls under-20 3000m steeplechase crown with a time of 10:34.10 that was 12.71 seconds faster than her previous best in the event.

Running a race of her own, with the competitors fighting for the second spot, Maheshwari easily secured the National Record that was pegged at 10:53.91 by Nandini Gupta in Lucknow in 2017 and the Meet Record that stood at 10:55.54 in Khushboo Gupta’s name since the Mangalagiri meet in 2017.

The host State’s Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas stunned the boys under-18 200m field with a blistering run. His time of 21.34 seconds is a Meet Record, clipping 0.16 seconds off the time set by Nisar Ahmed in Ranchi last year. Karnataka’s VA Shashikanth, who was only a hundredth’s of the winning time had to settle for the runner-up spot like he had in the 100m on November 3. For the record, Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas and Shashikanth were faster than the boys under-20 200m winner, Abhin V Devadiga (Karnataka).

The day’s other Meet Record came from Uttarakhand’s Ankita in the 1500m in the girls under-18 division. On a day when National Record holder Tai Hiraman Bamhane (Maharashtra) finished a distant third, Ankita was pushed by Haryana’s Pooja. She finished in 4:28.20 to erase Lili Das’s name from the record books. Lili Das had timed 4:35.40 in Ranchi in 2015.

Pratiksha Patel (Uttar Pradesh) came up with a new meet record in girls under-16 Javelin Throw with a 43.08m effort, breaking the old mark of 41.24 set by Jyoti in 2017); Ramyashree Jain (Karnataka) also went past Jyoti’s mark in taking second place with 41.33m in a fine duel with Pratiksha Patel.

Among the more familiar names, boys under-20 triple jumper Praveen Chithravel (Tamil Nadu) needed to bring off his best off the final jump to win gold and redeem himself. Lying third with a best effort of 15.38 after five rounds, he produced a jump of 15.85m to beat Gailey Venister (Andhra Pradesh) and Aravinth E (Tamil Nadu) to the title.

 

The results (finals):

Boys under-20

200m: 1. Abhin B Devadiga (Karnataka) 21.41 seconds; 2, Prasad Kailash Ahire (Maharashtra) 21.43; 3. Ajith John (Kerala) 21.71.

400m Hurdles: 1. Dhaval Mahesh Utekar (Gujarat) 51.36 seconds; 2. Harshvardhan Satish Bhosle (Maharashtra) 52.36; 3. Rakshith (Karnataka) 53.78.

3000m Steeplechase: 1. Mohammed Nur Hasan (Uttar Pradesh) 9:23.48; 2. Manoj Kumar M (Kerala) 9:32.32; 3. Suhas Prabhakar Bankar (Maharashtra) 9:37.96.

Triple Jump: 1. Praveen Chithravel (Tamil Nadu) 15.85m; 2. Gailey Venister (Andhra Pradesh) 15.46; 2. Aravinth E (Tamil Nadu) 15.43.

Shot Put: 1. Aniket (Uttarakhand) 17.97m; 2. Rahul Kashyap SR (Karnataka) 17.96; 3. Saurav Tanwar (Haryana) 17.88.

4x400m Relay: 1. Delhi (Ansh, Himashu, Rashid and Vikrant Panchal) 3:13.08; 2. Haryana 3:13.71; 3. Kerala 3:14.97.

Girls under- 20

200m: 1. Kaveri Laxmangouda Patil (Karnataka) 24.48; 2. Santra Teresa Martin (Tamil Nadu) 24.65; 3. Roshini K (Tamil Nadu) 24.78.

400m Hurdles: 1. Nibha KM (Kerala) 1:01.55; 2. Khsuhdeep Kaur (Punjab) 1:02.79; 3. Arathi R (Kerala) 1:03.13.

3000m Steeplechase: 1. G Maheshwari (Telangana) 10:34.10 (New National and Meet Record. Old National Record: 10:53.91, Nandini Gupta, Lucknow, 2017. Old Meet Record: 10:55.54, Khushboo Gupta, Mangalagiri, 2017); 2. Rujuta Dudharan Shende (Maharashtra) 11:15.70; 3. Smith DR (Karnataka) 11:41.78.

4x400m Relay: 1. Kerala (Arathi R, Soorya Mol T, Riyamol Joy and Nibhha KM) 3:50.51; 2. Delhi 3:51.93; 3. Haryana 3:52.42.

Boys under-18

200m: 1. Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas (Andhra Pradesh) 21.34 seconds (New Meet Record. Old: 21.50, Nisar Ahmed, Ranchi, 2018); 2. Shashikanth Virupakshappa Anga (Karnataka) 21.35; 3. Aniket Choduhary (Telangana) 21.83.

1500m: 1. Satya Dev (Haryana) 4:04.36; 2. Harendra Kumar (Delhi) 4:05.03; 3. Saurabh Rawat (Maharashtra) 4:05.72.

3000m: 1. Sumik Kundu (Haryana) 8:34.04; 2. Puneet Yadav (Haryana) 8:36.47; 3. Monu (Maharashtra) 8:38.51.

400m Hurdles: 1. Rohith A (Kerala) 52.88 seconds; 2. Akhil Babu (Kerala) 54.21; 3. VS Pranav (Tamil Nadu) 54.31.

2000m Steeplechase: 1. Atul Bhinsingbhai Gamit (Gujarat) 5:49.23 (New Meet Record. Old: 5:51.90, Raj Kumar, Mangaluru, 2017); 2. Sourabh Antil (Haryana) 5:54.20; 3. Sunil Joliya Janabhai (Gujarat) 6:03.68.

Girls under- 18

200m: 1. Priya Habbathanahally (Karnataka) 24.49 seconds; 2. Jeevanji Deepthi (Telangana) 24.67; 3. Payal Vohra (Delhi) 24.97.

1500m: 1. Ankita (Uttarakhand) 4:28.20 (New Meet Record. Old: 4:35.40, Lili Das, Ranchi, 2015); 2. Pooja (Haryana) 4:28.79; 3. Tai Hiraman Bamhane (Maharashtra) 4:44.66.

3000m: 1, Rebi Pal (Uttar Pradesh) 9:50.64; Drashtiben Pravinbhai Chaudhri (Gujarat) 9:51.02; Supriti Kashyap (Jharkhand) 9:53.85.

400m Hurdles: 1. Vishrutha C (Tamil Nadu) 1:04.40; 2. Botla Ranga Johnsi (Andhra Pradesh) 1:06.34; 3. Nirmal Punia (Haryana) 1:06.40.

2000m Steeplechase: 1. Madhura Vrundiah Shetty (Maharashtra) 7;22.80; 2. Vandana Mori (Gujarat) 7;23.73; 3. Manju Ajay Yadav (Madhya Pradesh) 7:33.95.

Boys under-16

200m: 1. Kapil (Haryana) 21.99 seconds; 2. Aman Khokhar (Uttar Pradesh) 22.18; 3. Riday Samar Jana (Maharashtra) 22.26.

2000m: 1. Amit Chaudhry (Uttar Pradesh) 5:42.77; 2. Walter Kandulna (Tamil Nadu) 5:42.85; 3. Dushyant (Uttar Pradesh) 5:44.61.

Hammer Throw: 1. Nirbhay Choudhary (Delhi) 64.58m; 2. Devang (Delhi) 56.50; 3. Anuj Arun Dengale (Maharashtra) 47.67.

Girls under- 16

200m: 1. Riya Nitin Patil (Maharashtra) 25.02 seconds; 2. Soumita Paul (West Bengal) 25.33; 3. Sharon Maria (Tamil Nadu) 25.44.

2000m: Bushra Khan Gauri (Madhya Pradesh) 6:24.71 (New Natiomal & Meet Record. Old: 6:25.66, Amrita Patel, Coimbatore, 2016); 2. Sneha Malik (Haryana) 6:26.18; 3. Anisha (Uttarakhand) 6:35.83.

Javelin Throw: 1. Pratiksha Patel (Uttar Pradesh) 43.08m (New Meet Record. Old: 41.24, Jyoti, Mangalagiri, 2017); 2. Ramyashree Jain (Karnataka) 41.33; 3. Sheetal (Haryana) 33.79.

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