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1,500 from across State take part in cross country championship

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The national championship will be held at Chhapra in Bihar on February 2

Sportspersons participating in the 47th Karnataka State Cross Country Championships in Belgaum on Sunday.— Photo: D.B. Patil
Sportspersons participating in the 47th Karnataka State Cross Country Championships in Belgaum on Sunday.— Photo: D.B. Patil

As many as 1,500 athletes from across Karnataka participated in the 47th Karnataka State Cross Country Championship-2013 held here as part of the selection trails for the national championship.

The national championship will be held at Chhapra in Bihar on February 2.

The Belgaum District Athletics Association had organised the events. Belgaum district secured the second place in the team championship events for women (8 km), Boys U-16 (3 km), Girls U-20 (6 km), Girls U-18 (4 km) and Men’s 12-km category.

SDM Sports Club, Ujre, won the team championship in women’s category (8 km).

YSC, Bangalore, and Chalukya, Badami, secured the first and the second places in Boys U-20 (8 km).

DYSS, Vidhyanagar, Bangalore, secured the first place in the Boys U-16 (3 km) category.

Alwas, Moodbidri, won the first place in the Girls U-20 category (6 km), Girls U-18 (4 km), Girls U-16 (3 km) and Boys U-18 category (6 km).

And, MEG (Madras Engineering Group) secured the first place in the Men’s 12-km event. Chalukya, Badami team, secured the second place in the Boys U-20 category (8 km). And Mysore and Badami also secured the second place in the Girls U-16 category (3 km) and Boys U-18 (6 km) respectively.

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