Bangalore: On a rain-marred opening day, Sahana Kumari set a dull evening alight with a new meet record in women’s high jump in the State senior and junior athletics championship that commenced at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Wednesday. Sahana, representing South Western Railway, leapt to a distance of 1.80 metres and erased the earlier mark of 1.78m to clinch the gold.

Meanwhile, Kavya Muthanna of SAI (Bangalore) equalled the existing meet record of 1.74m in girls’ under-20 high-jump.

The championship, though strictly a State event, also features a contingent from Sri Lanka and the visitors did win a few medals.

However, the local sports officials clarified that additional medals would be given to the State athletes in those events in which a Sri Lankan athlete clinched a medal. For instance, a fourth placed State athlete would also be honoured with a bronze.

The results: Men: High jump: 1. P. Janeesh (MEG) 1.95m; 2. S. Thamizhselvan (SWR) 1.95; 3. D. Somashekara (Belgaum) 1.85; 800m: 1. Srinivasa (Arjun Track and Field Club) 1:53.8s; 2. Nishanth (SL) 1:54.7; 3. Ranjith Rai (Dakshina Kannada) 1:55.1; Long jump: 1. Rathish Kumar (MEG) 7.26m; 2. Kiran (MEG) 6.60; 3. P. Jagadeesh (Youngsters SC) 6.32m; Discus: 1. Rajeev Mishra (Rlys) 41.39m; 2. Samuel (Rlys) 37.67; 3. Srinivas (Chikmagalur) 37.00. Boys: U-20: High jump: 1. Ganesh (Youngsters SC) 1.80m; 2. G. Shetty (Udipi) 1.80; 3. Raghavendra (BS Tumkur) 1.75; 800m: 1. M.K. Kumar (Alvas SC) 1:56.5s; 2. Rajanna (SAI, Bangalore) 1:58.6; 3. Manjunatha (Mysore) 2:00.1. U-18: 1. Rewanth Kumar (Alvas SC) 1:59.5s; 2. P. Chenappa Gowda (Gadag) 2:00.1; 3. I. Ahmed (DYSS) 2:01.6; Shot put: 1. Ashton Coelho (Dakshina Kannada) 14.71m; 2. Robin (Youngsters SC) 13.61; 3. Rohith Marle (Alvas SC) 13.59.

U-16: 800m: 1. Shetteppa (SS, Chandragi) 2:02.5s; 2. A.P. Prathap (Shimoga) 2:03.0; 3. Guruprasad (SS Vidyanagar) 2:05.1.

Shot put: 1. Abhishek (Youngsters SC) 12.00m; 2. Sharath (Udipi) 11.92; 3. Vijay Babu (Youngsters SC) 11.72.

Women: Long jump: 1. Prameela Aiyappa (SWR) 6.06m; 2. G.M. Aishwarya (Indo-German SC) 5.71; 3. S.B. Akshaya (SAI, Dharwad) 5.64; 800m: 1. G.L. Sunitha (Sports Hostel, Mysore) 2:22.80s; 2. Minakshi (Alvas SC) 2:25.6; 3. R.M. Aurni (Sri Lanka) 2:47.8.

Discus: 1. Priyadarshini (Dakshina Kannada) 43.28m; 2. K. Samararoon (SL) 26.25; 3. Samanalatha (SL) 23.68; High jump: 1. Sahana Kumari (SWR) 1.80m — NMR, OMR: 1.78m; 2. Kavya Muthanna (SAI, Bangalore) 1.74; 3. Chandana (Mangalore) 1.66; Shot put: 1. Suma Gopalkrishna (Canara Bank) 11.94m; 2. Kavya Suvarna (Alvas SC) 10.10; 3. Asha (Canara Bank) 7.99.

Girls: U-20: 800m: 1. Thisoni (Alvas SC) 2:14.2s; 2. Indra (SAI, Bangalore) 2:17.3; 3. K.P. Sowmya (Dakshina Kannada) 2:20.4; Long jump: 1. Nimodi (SL) 4.10m; 2. Roopathi (Youngsters SC) 3.97; 3. G. Radhika (Haveri) 3.96.

Discus: 1. Reshma (Alvas SC) 30.00m; 2. Susan D’Souza (Dakshina Kannada) 29.16; 3. Shashindrika (SL) 27.23; 200m: 1. P.K. Prasadi Buddiga (SL) 26:00s; 2. Swetha Sagar (SAI, Bangalore) 26.60; 3. Shobha (DYSS, Mysore) 26.80; High jump: 1. Kavya Muthanna (SAI, Bangalore) 1.74m — EMR, OMR: 1.74m; 2. Sanjanna Shetty (Udipi), 1.63; 3. S.M. Sooriyampolo (SL), 1.55.

U-18: 800m: 1. K.C. Shruthi (Vidyanagar) 2:20.8s; 2. K.C. Mamatha (Alvas SC) 2:21.2; 3. Anitha Nagareddy (SAI, Dharwad), 2:22.4. U-16: 1. Shwetha (Shimoga) 2:23.2s; 2. S.D. Rani (SS, Vidyanagar) 2:26.0; 3. G.V. Suma (SAI, Madikeri) 2:29.8s. — Principal Correspondnet

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