Mini-marathon race

TIRUNELVELI, AUG. 14. As part of the Independence Day celebrations, the Department of Physical Education and Sports of the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University organised a mini-marathon run for the boys and girls at Palayamkottai today.

While the boys, who started from Schaffter Hall, the university's centre at Palayamkottai, came back to the starting point after touching Krishnapuram on the Tirunelveli-Tiruchendur stretch, covering 21 km, the girls ran for a distance 15 km. The District Revenue Officer, R. Thambidurai, flagged off the race.

In the boys' category, S. Sivakumar of Adittanar College, Tiruchendur, P. Satyaraj of Margoschis College, Nazareth, and K. Karuppasamy Pandian of Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, won the top three spots.

In the girls' section, K. Santhanamari of Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tiruchendur, Malathi of Govindammal Adittanar College, Tiruchendur, and T. Kandadevi Dr. Sivanthi Aditanar College of Physical Education, Tiruchendur, won the first three places.

The Registrar, P. Nagarajan, gave away the certificates and prizes to the winners.

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