A dominant Kerala squad clinched the overall championship at the National junior athletics championships at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday. Kerala won both the boys’ and girls’ team championships, leaving Haryana well behind in second place.
Satish Pasala of Maharashtra, the 400m hurdles champion, was adjudged the best male athlete. Orissa’s Dutee Chand, who broke the national record in the 100m and equalled the national record in the 200m here, was declared the best female athlete.
Boys: 400m: 1. Rajeev (Har), 49.39s, 2. Kamberdeep Singh (Pun), 3. Divakar Dawa (UP); 800m: 1. Mandeep Goyat (Mah) 1:52.66s NR (OR: Pankaj Dimri (UP), 1.53.08s, 2008), 2. Arjun Khokhar (Del), 3. Gurjant Singh (Pun); 3,000m: 1. Sanjay Yadav (MP), 8:53.39s, 2. M. Kishore (Ker), 3. P.R. Rahul (Ker).
Triple jump: 1. Ashman Sahu (Ori), 15.0m, 2. M.A. Ajith (Ker), 3. Akhil Biju (Ker); Pole vault: 1. Deepak (Raj), 3.9m, 2. Ebin Sunny (Ker), 3. Sumit Kumar (Raj); Hammer throw: 1. Prakash Singh (MP), 60.66m, 2. Sachin (UP), 3. T. Dewaspati (UP); 10,000m walk: 1. Karan Rathi (Har), 49:48.7s, 2. Ravi Kumar (Mah), 3. Shailesh Kumar (MP).
Girls: 400m: 1. Abha Khatuna (WB), 57.67s, 2. Neethu Sabu (Ker), Sandra Sathy (Ker); 800m: Jessy Joseph (Ker), 2:10.72s, 2. Nirmala (Har), 3. K.A. Archana (Kar); 3,000m: 1. P.U. Chitra (Ker), 10:17.28s, 2. M.V. Varsha (Ker), 3. Monika Yadav (UP).
Triple jump: 1. Jenimol Joy (Ker), 12.42m, 2. Bhairabi Roy (WB), 3. M.A. Siva Anbarasi (TN); Hammer throw: 1. Bhawana (Har) 46.0m; 2. Sangeeta (Har), 3. Athira Murali (Ker); Heptathlon: 1. M. Sowmiya (TN), 4018pts, 2. M. Amrutha (Ker), B. Rajeshwari (Ori); 5,000m walk: 1. Priyanka (UP), 27:16.25s, A.M. Binsy (Ker), 3. V. Viji (Ker)
Overall championship: Kerala 216 points, 2. Haryana 125.5.
Boys: 1. Kerala 75 points, 2. Haryana 74.5 points.
Girls: 1. Kerala 141 points, 2. Karnataka 56 points.
Best athlete: Boys: Satish Pasala (Maharashtra); Girls: Dutee Chand (Orissa).
Keywords: National junior athletics championships