Six records took a tumble on the second day of the State-level Republic Day sports meet at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.
Of the six records that fell today, four came in the boys’ section. But, the most impressive of them all turned out to be S. Mithra Varun of Coimbatore. The class XI student of Mani HSS heaved the discus to a new distance of 43.96m in the under-19 boys’ section.
It surpassed the previous best of 42.57m set by Anneclato Njordman of Campion HSS, Tiruchi, at Nagercoil in 1982.Record throw
Varun, the last two years’ champion, opened with 37m and finished the day with a record throw in his final attempt.Other record breakers
R. Naveen (Chethana HSS, Madurai, U-17 400m), A. Dharun (Century Foundation, Tirupur, U-19 400m), R. Logeshwaran (NLC Boys HSS, U-17 400m), L. Samya Sri (CMS MHSS, Cbe U-17 800m) and R. Nithya (Govt. Girls HSS, Erode, U-17 100m hurdles) were the other record breakers of the day.
The results (winners only):
Boys: U-14: 400m: U. Bharath (PSHSS, Chn) 54.3s. Discus: V. Rajkumar Yadav (Sri Ranga VMHSS, Nkl) 37.46m. Long jump: R. Sathis Kumar (Muslim HSS, Ramnad) 6.08m.
U-17: 100m hurdles: T. Santhosh Kumar (Kajamian, Try) 13.7s.
400m: R. Naveen (Chethana HSS, Mdu) 48.8s (NMR).
800m: S. Sajeev Selva Raj (St. Francis, Vava) 2:06.3s. Discus: K.S. Adithya Karthikeyan (Rose Mary, Tvl) 38.21m. High jump: Mohamed Akkilen (Muthialpet HSS) 1.53m. Javelin: S. Sreejith (GHSS, Othal) 49.54m. Long jump: S. Bagavath Nithish Kumar (Keins MHSS, Tvl) 6.8m. Shot put: N. Parthipan (Gandhi HSS, Cud) 13.85m.
U-19: 110m hurdles: R. Logeshwaran (NLC BHSS, Ney) 14.9s (NMR). 400m: A. Dharun (Century Foundation, Tpr) 48.6s (NMR). 800m: M. Raguram (CBHSS, Idap) 2:01.4s.
Discus: S. Mithra Varun (Mani HSS, Cbe) 43.96m (NMR).
High jump: S. Baskar (Century Foundation) 1.87m.
Pole vault: S. Christopher (Christhuraja, Tvl) 3.85m. Shot put: A. Aswin (Hacker Memorial HSS, KKD) 14.35m. Triple jump: K. Sabari Sankar (RC Susai HSS, Tvl) 14.49m.
Girls: U-14: 400m: V. Suvetha (VDS Jain) 1:03.0s. Shot put: S. Pooja (Thaai MHSS, Mdr) 8.65m.
U-17: 100m hurdles: K. Nithya (GHSS, Erode) 14.8s (NMR).
400m: R. Vithya (GGHSS, Erd) 59.3s. 800m: L. Samya Sri (CMS, Cbe) 2:23.0s (NMR). Shot put: J. Gowri Shankari (Sourashtra , Ramnad) 10.68m.
Triple jump: S. Nandhini (CRR, Cbe) 11.53m.
U-19: 100m hurdles: M. Sowmiya (St. Joseph of Cluny, Cud) 14.9s. 400m: Beryl Hudson (CSI Jessie Moses, Chn) 58.2s.
800m: D. Chinthana (Vidyodaya, Chn) 2:26.6s. Discus: S. Keerthika (Sri VDS Jain HSS, Tvmal) 29.85m. High jump: S. Shibani (Alvernia, Cbe) 1.53m.
Javelin: P. Manjula (Sri VDS Jain) 33.87m. Long jump: V. Akshaya Sona Sri (St. Ursulas AIHSS, Chn) 5.48m.