MADURAI: Southern Railway (Chennai division) dominated the proceedings in the men's and women's sections on the opening day of the two-day State-level open athletic meet at the Railway stadium here on Friday.

The results: Men: 1500m: 1. Bimish Soman (S.Rly) 4:17.7s, 2. S. Sundar (S.Rly), 3. M. Vijayarajan (Phoenix AC). Long jump: 1. K.J. Clinton (S.Rly) 6.94m, 2. Siva Senthil (DYFI), 3. N. Raja Servai (Rail SC, Trichy). Shot put: Shabeeb Rehman (S.Rly) 14.19m, 2. Satheeswaran (S.Rly), 3. M. Muthurajan (Sports Hostel, Nellai). Hammer throw: 1. Satheeswaran 57.28m, 2. M. Muthurajan, 3. Shahib Rehman (S.Rly).

Boys (under-20): 1500m: 1. M. Alagesan (Youth SC, Rajagopalapuram, 4:22s) 2. S. Silambarasan (Rly. SC Academy), 3. Karuppan (National AC).

Women: 1500m: 1. L. Suriya (Youth SC) 4:56.6s, 2. K. Maheswari (MDAA), 3. V.V. Sindhu (S.Rly) 1.53m, 2. Karpuramala (S.Rly), 3. R. Punitha (DYFI). Hammer throw: 1. S. Shanthi(S.Rly) 43.28m, 2. M. Malar Vizhi (RSC AC), 3. M. Sasikala (S.Rly). Shot put: 1. S. Saraswathy (S.Rly) 13.09m, 2. Shalini Palanichami (Kovai AC), 3. K. Sathya Priya (MSSWB College).

Semifinalists spotted

At Ramanathapuram: The last four-stage was reached in the Tamil Nadu State junior inter-district hockey championship organised by Ramanathapuram District Hockey Association here on Friday.

In one of the quarterfinals Chennai beat Kanchipuram through Jeyaraj's goals

Other results: Ramanathapuram bt Sivagangai 6-4 via tie-breaker; Madurai bt Tuticorin 8-7 via sudden death; Tirunelveli bt Tiruchi 7-6 via sudden death.

Aditya shines

At Madurai: An all-round performance by Aditya (63 runs and four for 20) and a 73 by Robert Vinay Raina helped Madurai defeat Didnigul by 125 runs and enter the quarterfinals of the TNCA inter-district under-22 cricket tournament here on Friday.

The scores (At Madurai): Madurai 291 for nine in 50 overs (Robert Vinay Raina 73, Aditya 63, R.Ranjith 41) bt Dindigul 166 in 38.1 overs (Dayanidhi 43, Aditya four for 20); Cuddalore 215 for nine in 50 overs (Chandrasekar 58, Kannabiran five for 37) bt Virudhunagar 145 in 38.4 overs.

At Tirunelveli: Thiruvarur 341 for nine in 50 overs (T.Silambarasan 64, G.Ramkumar 61) bt Dharmapuri 138 in 33.3 overs; Kanchipuram 269 in 48.4 overs (Ashwin Kumar 45, S. Vignesh 40, Jai Ganesh 60) bt Nagapattinam 98 in 32.4 overs.

Suresh, Abirami take titles

At Tiruchi: K. Suresh (7 points) and R. Abirami (6) won the under-11 and under-7 titles respectively at the Kamarajar memorial chess tournament conducted by the Tiruchi Chess Academy here.

Final standings: Boys: U-7: 1. M.A. Vaidyanathan, 2. P.L. Gurudakshinamoorthy, 3. G. Prasanna Srinivas. U-9: 1. R. Anirudh, 2. S. Ragunandan, 3. M. Vivekanathan. U-11: 1. K. Suresh, 2. S. Santhosh Ganapathi, 3. R. Manoj Ram. U-13: 1. G. Srinivasan, 2. K. Rajesh, 3. S. Srikaanth.U-15: 1. R. Lakshmikanth, 2. Bharath Kumar, 3. P. Kishnakumar.

Girls: U-7: 1. R. Abirami, 2. J. Veronica Rose, 3. K. Rakshma. U-9: 1. X. Jacquelin, 2. S. Sailalitha, 3. J. Geetha. U-11: 1. C.R. Aasha, 2. P. Sangeetha, 3. C. Reshma. U-13: 1. Jenitha Juliet, 2. R. Gowri, 3. M. Naseema Anjum. U-15: 1. N. Pingla Shree, 2. N. Ponmangai, 3. S. Kiruthika.

Open: 1. M. Kunal, 2. M.K. Alaguraja, 3. K. Jenitha Anto.

Badminton championships

The Cuddalore District Badminton Association will conduct the district badminton championship at Anna indoor stadium here from August 4 to 6. All the clubs affiliated to the Association can participate. The entries can be sent before July 31 to K. Gnanasekaran, Secretary, Cuddalore District Badminton Association, 56, Vth Street, Friends Nagar, Chavadi, Cuddalore-607 001.

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