St. Joseph’s Sports Academy tallied 248 points for the overall championship in the 87th Tamil Nadu State athletics championship at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. Two records were set on the final day. L. Suriya, who erased the 10,000m record on Friday, completed a sweet double clinching the women’s 5000m gold with a record timing of 16:47.2s.
N. Shankar was the other record-breaker of the day. Trained at the Perumal Ramasamy Foundation in Chennai, the 22-year-old heaved the hammer to a new distance of 59.50m.
R. Surendhar, who set a new 110m hurdles record on the opening day, and S.N. Mohammed Salahudin (triple jump) were declared the best athletes in the men’s section. Saratha Narayana of Southern Railway, who equalled the 100m meet record, emerged the best in the women’s section.
The results: Men: 200m: 1. M. Manikanda Arumugam S. Rly) 21.4s; 2. S. Velayudam IT); 3. G. Arivanandan (IB). 800m: 1. S. Jeevakumar (Nlg) 1:54.0s; 2. P. Karthi (S Star AA); 3. P.K. Anil Kumar (USF). 400m hurdles: 1. T. Balamurugan (S. Rly) 53.0s; 2. A. Yogesh (Karl Marx); 3. S. Mervin (SDAT). 5000m: 1. G. Jose (Nlg) 15:45.0s; 2. R. Anish (TN Police); 3. S. Murugananthan (Pud). Long jump: 1. M. Vigneswar (St. Joseph’s SA) 7.49m; 2. M. Silambarasan (St. Joseph’s SA); 3. R. Immanuel Allan (St. Joseph’s SA). 20km walk: 1. S. Nagendran (Nlg) 1:48.35.0s; 2. G. Sabarish (S. Star AA); 3. P. Karthick Raja (St. Joseph’s). Hammer throw: 1. N. Shankar (PRF) 59.50m (NMR); 2. S. Sarath Kumar (RAC); 3. R. Muralidharan (AAA). Shot put: 1. Shankar Nagarajan (PRF) 14.45m; 2. Santhosh Devadass (St. Joseph’s SA); 3. V. Suddhir (Karl Marx). Decathlon: 1. C. Tangarasu (HI Tower) 6225pts; 2. T. Tensingh (SDAT); N. Vivekanandan.
4x100m: 1. S. Rly 41.5s; 2. IB; 3. St. Joseph’s SA. 4x400m: St. Joseph’s SA 3:17.6s; 2. S. Star AA; USF.
Best athlete: R. Surendhar (USF) & S.N. Mohammed Salahudin (AAA). Overall champion: 1. St. Joseph’s SA 112 pts; 2. Southern Railway 43; 3. SDAT 32.
Women: 200m: 1. S. Archana (Royal) 25.1s; 2. G. Gayathri (St. Joseph’s SA); 3. B. Dhanalakshmi IB). 400m hurdles: 1. R. Elavarasi (IB) 1:02.0s; 2. K. Ramalakshmi (SDAT); 3. R. Vaishnavi (USF). 800m: 1. M.C. Mohanlal (S. Rly) 2:18.9s; 2. L. Samyasri (S. Star AA); 3. R. Vasanthi (Karur). 5000m: 1. L. Suriya (S. Rly) 16:47.2s (NMR); 2. E. Vasanthamani (Erd); 3. R. Poongodi (Erd). Long jump: 1. G. Karthika (SAI) 5.67m; 2. Siva Anbarasi (IB); 3. S. Priya Darshini (USF). Pole vault: V.S. Sureka (S. Rly) 4.00m; 2. Saranya (IT, Chn); 3. E. Rajeshwarai (TN Police). Hammer throw: 1. J. Karthika (St. Joseph’s SA) 46.06m; 2. R. Muthuselvi (PRF); 3. S. Srinithi (SDAT). 10km walk: 1. R. Abirami (SDAT) 1:04.06.4s; 2. M. Divya Bharathi (St. Joseph’s SA); 3. M. Haritha (St. Joseph’s SA). Discus: 1. Vasumathy (St. Joseph’s SA) 45.83m; 2. V. Nandhini (St. Joseph’s SA); 3. Subashini (St. Joseph’s SA). Heptathlon: 1. S. Neelaveni (St. Joseph’s SA) 4175pts; 2. P.G. Adheena (S. Rly); 3. K. Lavanya (Royal). 4x100m: 1. St. Joseph’s SA 48.8s; 2. IB; 3. USF. 4x400m: 1. SDAT 4:01.8s; 2. St. Joseph’s SA; 3. S. Star AA.
Best athlete: Saratha Narayana (S. Rly). Overall champion: 1. St. Joseph’s SA 136 pts; 2. Southern Railway 58; 2. SDAT 57.