Mangalore University wins cross-country race

Athletes running through Moodbidri town during the race near Mangaluru on Sunday.

Athletes running through Moodbidri town during the race near Mangaluru on Sunday.  


Mangalore University won for the fifth time in the All India Inter University Cross Country Championship for Men 2019-20, organised by Mangalore University (M.U.) and Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri, on Sunday.

Punjabi University, Patiala, finished second. Savithri Bai Phule Pune University, Sant Baba Bhag Singh University , and Maharshi Dayananad University secured the third, fourth and fifth places respectively.

Narendra Prathap (31:52.00) of M.U., Pintu Kumar Yadav (32:13.00) of Punjabi University, Sathishkumar S.H. (32:22.00) of Madras University, Abdul Bari (32:30.00) of Mangalore University, Mahan Saini (32:49.00) of Kumaun University, Nainital, and Rohith Yadav (32: 58.00) of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences secured the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively in the individual category.

The event involved a 10 km run flagged off by Mangaluru City Police Commissioner P.S. Harsha at 7 a.m. from Nishmitha Towers in Moodbidri. M.U. Vice-Chancellor P.S. Yadapadithaya distributed prizes.

The foundation presented a cash prize of ₹50,000 to champions, ₹25,000 to first individual champion, followed by ₹20,000, ₹15,000, ₹10,000 and ₹5,000 to the next individual champions. All six students representing M.U. were students of Alva’s College. A total of 1,500 athletes from 175 universities attended.

Foundation Chairman M. Mohan Alva, Karnataka Janapada University Former Vice-Chancellor Chinnappa Gowda, MU Physical Education Director Kishore Kumar, International Athlete Babu Shetty, Senior Coach Harpal Singh, Social Worker Prasad Rai, Principal Kurian were present among others.

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