As many as 180 boys and 60 girls participated in the State-level cross-country race held for engineering students at Kolar Gold Fields on Saturday.

Dr. T. Thimmaiah Institute of Technology hosted the event. H.N. Kumaraswamy of Malnad College of Engineering (MCE), Hasan, won first prize in the 12-km event for men, R.S. Ashok of GEC, Chamarajanagar, bagged second and Arpit of Mangalore’s Sahyadri Engineering College came third.

N. Harshita of HKBK, Bangalore, Jeevitha, BIT, Bangalore, and Saifa, also from Bangalore, bagged first three prizes in the 6- km event in the women’s section. — Staff Correspondent