Tamil Nadu’s Augustine Yesudas, who emerged as the fastest under-18 lad on Tuesday, shattered the 200m meet record on the final day of the 24th South Zone junior athletics championship at the Maharaja’s Stadium here on Wednesday.
Kerala’s Ebin Sunny hit a new high in the under-18 boys pole vault with a personal best 4.55m while comfortably winning the gold. The host’s Oliviya Ann Maria Thomas (under-16 girls 1000m) and Tamil Nadu’s M. Mahalakshmi (under-18 girls discus throw) accounted for the day’s other records.
Kerala regained the overall team title with 883.5 points while Tamil Nadu, last year’s winner, finished runner-up.
The results (winners only):
Boys: Under-20: 200m: 1. Mohammed Afeef Owaise (Kar) 22.33s. 1500m: M. Naresh (AP) 4:09.06s. 10,000m: 1. Shridhar Bajantri (Kar) 33:52.3s. 400m hurdles: E. Anees Rahman (Ker) 54.08s. 3000m steeplechase: M. Naresh (AP) 9:25.31s. 4x400m relay: Tamil Nadu (3:20.75s). Triple jump: S.N. Mohammed (TN) 15.19m. Pole vault: S. Thangavel (Pud) 4.30m.
Under-18: 200m: Augustine Yesudas (TN) 22.07s (NR, OR: 22.1s). 1500m: P. Mohammed Afsal (Ker) 4:05.02s. 400m hurdles: Arjun Gangadhar (Ker) 55s. 2000m steeplechase: Shijo Rajan (Ker) 6:18.72s. Pole vault: Ebin Sunny (Ker) 4.55m (NR, OR: 4.20m). Hammer throw: Siddarth Puthran (Kar) 53.38m.
Under-16: 200m: M.S. Arun (TN) 22.6s. 1000m: Stejin Stephen (Ker) 2:39.48s, High jump: D.S. Raviteja (Kar) 1.86m. Pentathlon: Maymon Poulose (Ker) 3688 pts.
Under-14: 600m: R. Naveen (TN) 1:27.5s.
Girls: Under-20: 200m: Bebi Sumaya (Kar) 24.81s. 1500m: Shradda Rani S. Desai (Kar) 4:42.32s. 5000m: M.D. Thara (Ker) 17:55.8s. 400m hurdles: M. Arpitha (Kar) 1:01.79s. 4x400m relay: Kerala (3:56.7s.) Heptathlon: P.G. Adheena (Ker) 4419 pts.
Under-18: 200m: C. Rengitha (Ker) 25.56s. 400m hurdles: V.V. Jisha (Ker) 1:06.98s. Discus throw: M. Mahalakshmi (TN) 38.52m (NR, OR 36.93). Hammer throw: Athira Muralidharan (Ker) 40.58m. Heptathlon: M. Soumiya (TN) 3990 pts.
Under-16: 200m: R. Varsha (Kar) 26.63s. 1000m: Oliviya Ann Maria Thomas (Ker) 2:59.51s (NR, OR: 3:05.93). Pentathlon: Dibi Sebastian (Ker) 2879 pts. Discus throw: Nivedita P. Sawant (Kar) 30.91m.
Under-14: 600m: Anila Venu (Ker) 1:40.77s.
Overall championship: 1. Kerala (883.5 pts), 2. Tamil Nadu (796), 3. Karnataka (493.5), 4. Andhra Pradesh (233), 5. Puducherry (63).
Keywords: South Zone junior athletics championship