Renjith, Priya in limelight

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, NOV. 29. M. Renjith of SN College, Kollam stole the limelight on the opening day of the 65th Kerala University inter-collegiate athletic meet at the University Stadium on Monday.

The second year BA student created a new mark in triple jump with a 16.14m effort in his second attempt.

Renjith's effort was commendable as neither the dilapidated runway nor the feeble opposition bothered him.

Renjith left the field far behind with his opening attempt (15.15) and then went on to break his own record of 15.40m set last year.

Renjith also improved his own inter-university mark 16.03 set last year.

The day's other record was set by A.K. Priya of SN College, Kollam in shot put. Priya hurled the iron ball to 11.66m to improve upon Sindu P. Nair's seven-year-old record of 11.55m.

The results:

Men: 1500m: 1. R. Ratheesh (SNC, Cherthala), 2. S. Ratheesh (FMNC, Kollam), 3. Mudasar (St. Xavier's, Thumba) (4:19.20); Hammer throw: 1. P.R. Rajesh (SD College, Alappuzha), 2. S. Sachin (SNC, Cherthala), 3. P. Prasanth (LNCPE, Tvm), (41.46m); High jump: 1. T.R. Vinod Kumar (SNC, Chempazanthy), 2. Tony Xavier (FMNC, Kollam), 3. R.T. Deepuraj (University College, Tvm), (1.96m); Triple Jump: 1. M. Renjith (SNC, Kollam), 2. Anoop Krishnan (SNC, Kollam), 3. R.S. Vineeth (University College, Tvm), (16.14m; NMR, OR: 15.40m, M. Renjith, SNC, Kollam 2003).

Women: 1500m: 1. Sherin Thomas (SNC, Kollam), 2. S. Saranya (Bishop Moore College Mavelikkara), 3. C.S. Mary Laji (LNCPE, Tvm), (5:13.40); Long jump: 1. Tincy Mathew (SNCW, Kollam), 2. C.S. Deepamary (SNCW, Kollam), 3. V. Sarija (VTMNSS, Dhanavachapuram), (5.59m); Shot put: 1. A.K. Priya (SNCW, Kollam), 2. Soumya Joseph (LNCPE), 3. Manjumol Joseph (NSS College, Tvm), (11.66; NMR; OR: 11.55, Sindu P. Nair, LNCPE, 1997); Hammer throw: 1. Maharosh Jabbar (MGC, Tvm), 2. Resmi Shankar (SNCW, Kollam), 3. A.K. Priya (SNCW, Kollam), (42.07m).

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