Orissa’s Dutee Chand broke the National under-18 record in the girls’ 100m here in the ninth National youth (under-18) junior athletics championship at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Friday. In the heats, she broke the National and meet record timing 11.8 seconds.
In the boys’ 100m, Tamil Nadu’s Augustine Yesudas beat the meet under-18 record with a 10.79s, but fell short of the national record (10.78s by K. Rane) by a whisker.
Another highlight of the day came from Kerala’s Nayana James, who rewrote the long jump meet record with 5.94m in her first jump.
The results (all under-18):
Boys: 100m: 1. Augustine Yesudas (TN), 10.79s NMR (Old: Hargovind Rai (Mah), 10.93s, 2005), 2. Jeris Jose (Ker), 3. Husan Deep Singh (Pun);
400m hurdles: Satish Pasala (Mah), 53.01s, 2. Arjun Gangadar (Ker), 3. B. Kantha Rao (AP); 1500m: Mohammed Afsal (Ker), 3:59.88s, 2. Prem Kumj (Mah), 3. Satish (Har); 1000m Med. relay: 1. Haryana 1:57.8s, 2. Punjab, 3. Andhra Pradesh; Long Jump: 1. Virender (Del), 7.22m, 2. Anbu Raja (TN), 3. Suraj Mandala (Kar); Shot put: 1. Monu (Har), 16.8m, 2. Prince Upadhyay (UP), 3. Sairaj (Kar)
Girls: 100m: 1. Dutee Chand (Ori) 11.85s NR (Old: R. Mahanta (Ori), 12.08s, 2010), 2. Himanshree Roy (WB), Ruma Shankar (WB); 400m Hurdles: 1. P. Merlin (Ker), 1:04.78s, 2. V.V. Jisha (Ker), 3. R. Ragi (Ker); 1000m Med. relay: West Bengal, 2:18.88s, 2. Kerala 2:19.56s, 3. Tamil Nadu 2:23.34s; 1500m: 1. Parul Chaudhary (UP), 4:48.36s, 2. Komal Chaudhary (Har), 3. P.D. Vipitha (Ker); Long Jump: 1. Nayana James (Ker), 5.94m NMR (Old: G.M. Aishwarya (Kar), 5.87m, 2010), 2. Jenimol Joy (Ker), 3. Praneetha Pradeep (Kar); Shot Put: Rakhi (Har), 13.77m, 2. Subhashini (TN), 3. N.B. Ranjana (Kar).
Keywords: National junior athletics