Karnataka

Athletics meet: Medha Kamath betters her own record in hurdles

Runners at the State-level VTU athletics meet in Bidar on Thursday.

Runners at the State-level VTU athletics meet in Bidar on Thursday.   | Photo Credit: GOPICHAND T.

Medha R. Kamath, a student of government SKSJTI college, Bengaluru, hogged the limelight on the second day of the 22nd State-level Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) Inter-Collegiate Athletics Meet – 2019 here on Wednesday by breaking her own record in the previous meet in 100-m hurdles for women. She completed the round in 15.36 seconds as against her previous record of 15.4 seconds.

In the 20-km walk, Arpitha H.S. from Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moodbidri, and Nachiket M. from Vivekananda College of Engineering, Puttur, bagged gold medals.

Dheeraj from Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moodbidri, and Niveditha Sawant from SIT, Tumakuru, won the gold medals in discus throw.

Venessa Carol Quadros from BMS, Bengaluru, and Dinesh Babu from Dr. T. Thimmayya Institute of Technology, Kolar Gold Fields, won gold medals in the 400-m run.

Sandur Praneeta Pradeep from Sahyadri Institute of Technology & Management, Mangaluru, bagged gold in long jump for women. Srinidhi Surgond from SDM College, Dharwad, won the first prize in the 1,500-m run for women. The team of Manisha, Anvisha, Deeksha and Vaishnavi from Sahyadri Institute of Technology & Management, Mangaluru, won gold in 4 x 100 metre relay for women.

The event got delayed on Thursday owing to overnight rains. However, the activities began late in the afternoon. In the day’s first event, Nagaraj Siddappa from SEA College of Engineering, Bengaluru, stood first in 1,500-m run.

Vice-chairperson of Guru Nanak Group of Institutions Reshma Kaur, Director (Academics) Colonel B.S. Dhaliwal, and principal Ravindra Eklarker distributed the awards to winners.

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