Kerala and Maharashtra took the lion's share of the medals on the penultimate day of the 26t{+h} junior National athletics championships, as records on the track continued to fall in a heap, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Friday.

Kerala set two National records in the relay events, while Maharashtra enjoyed its best outing yet at the meet with a haul of seven golds.

Host Karnataka, although overshadowed by its neighbours' might, had some cause for celebration as Meghana Shetty set a new National record with an inspired performance in the under-16 girls' 100m hurdles event. She clocked 14.57s on her way to the gold, eclipsing G. Gayathri's time of 14.70 from four years ago. Another hurdles record succumbed on the day, this time to the efforts of Tamil Nadu's J. Surendhar. The 19 year-old managed to come home in 13.92s, well inside Gurpreet Singh's mark of 14.20.

Maharashtra's Chandrakant Manwadkar added the 1500m title to the 5000m he won on Thursday.

The results:

Boys: U-20: 110m hurdles: J. Surendhar (TN) 13.92s (NR, Old: Gurpreet Singh 14.20); 1500m: Chandrakant Manwadkar (Mah) 3:58.92; Hammer throw: Amit Gill (Har) 61.89m; Pole vault: J. Preeth (TN) 4.60m; 4 x 400m relay: Kerala (R. Rakesh, Sachin Roby, U.N. Arunkumar, V. Sajin) 3:15.88.

U-18: 110m hurdles: K. Dileepkumar (Mah) 14.07s; 1000m: Rahul Kumar Pal (Mah) 2:27.20, NR (Old: Rahul Kumar Pal 2:34.21); 10,000m walk: Kapil Kumar (Mah) 45:50.16; Triple jump: S.N. Mohammed Salahuddin (TN) 15.09m; 1000m sprint medley relay: Haryana (Rajender, Sumit Malik, Sanjeev, Sandeep) 1:54.98, (NR, Old: AP 1:57.78).

U-16: 100m hurdles: B. Kantha Rao (AP) 13.87s; 1000m: Mandeep Goyat (Mah) 2:31.23; 5000m walk: Gaurav Kumar (Utk) 25:07.50; Hammer: Sachin (UP) 61.03m; Discus: Praveen Kumar (Raj) 46.57; 1000m sprint medley relay: Kerala (S. Likhin, Sibin Joy, K. Karthik, Sandhu Sukumaran) 1:59.01 (NR, Old: Maharashtra 2:01.26).

U-14: High jump: Rahul (Del) 1.68m (EMR, Old: A. Mathavan).

Girls: U-20: 100m hurdles: J. Hemashree (TN) 15.10s; 1500m: K.C. Shruthi (Kar) 4:41.68; Triple jump: Shraddha Ghule (Mah) 13.13m; 4 x 400m relay: Kerala (K.V. Albymol, Anju Thomas, Aswathi Mohanan, C. Arya) 3:48.05 (NMR, Old: TN 3:50.15).

U-18: 100m hurdles: P.G. Adheena (Ker) 14.79s; 1000m: Namita Kabat (Jha) 2:56.77 (NR, Old: Namita Kabat 2:58.40); 5000m walk: Shanti Kumari (Pun) 26:44.22; Pole vault: M.K. Sinju Prakash (Ker) 3.11m (NR, Old: K.C. Dija 3.10); Discus: Sandeep Kumari (Har) 37.90m; Shot put: Ketki Sethi (Pun) 12.00; 1000m sprint medley relay: Kerala (G. Lavanya, K. Ammu, P.M. Arunima, R. Anu) 2:14.28 (NR, Old: Kerala 2:15.47).

U-16: 100m hurdles: Meghana Shetty (Kar) 14.57s (NR, Old: G. Gayathri 14.70); 1000m: R. Pavithra (TN) 2:51.96; 3000m walk: A.M. Bincy (Ker) 16:40.69; Shot put: Renu (Har) 11.26m; 1000m sprint medley relay: TN (S. Elaswari, R. Rajasri, Beryl Hudson, R. Pavithra) 2:16.63.

U-14: High jump: Julie Badhe (Mah) 1.52m (NR, Old: N. Kocherkar 1.51).

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