Two new meet records were set on the second and penultimate day of the all-India inter-Railway athletic meet at the Nehru stadium on Thursday. Gurmeet Singh of Northern Railway clocked 1:23:05.84 seconds to win the 20-km walk with a new record. He bettered the previous mark of Ashok Patel (1:32:31.41) set two years ago.
The day's other record came from Vikash Poonia of North Central Railway in the men's discus. His effort of 55.34m made a marginal improvement over Shakthi's 55.30m achieved in 1992.
Soji Mathew (WR) completed a distance double with his 5,000m triumph — having won the 10,000m on Wednesday.
Southern Railway with nine gold, six silver and seven bronze medals leads the rest. Western Railway (6g, 7s, 8b) is in second spot.
The results (winners only): Men: 110m hurdles: Muthusamy (SR) 14.85 s; 400m: Jithin Paul (WR) 47.82s; 1,500m: Sajesh Joseph (SR) 3:59.24s.
5,000 m: Soji Mathew (WR) 14:35.22s; 20 km walk: Gurmeet Singh (NR) 1:23:05.84s (NMR); Javelin: Sharath Raj (SR) 69.28 mts; Discus: Vikash Poonia (NCR) 55.34 mts (NMR); 4x100m: Western Railway (K.A. Hareesh, Jamaluddin, Trivkram Kamat, B.G. Nagarj) 42.09s.
Women: 100m hurdles: M.M. Anchu (CR) 14.38 s; 400m: Sini Jose (SR) 54.54 s; 1,500m: Jhuma Khatun (ER) 4:46.564s.
Long jump: Susan K. Joy (CR) 6.12 mts; Shot put: Udayalakshmi (SCR) 13.92 mts; Pole vault: Tapasi Nandi (ER) 3.30m; 4x100m: Western Railway (P.M. Manju, Merlyn Joseph, Pooja Jakhar, Priyanka Panwar) 47.75s .