Maheshwari scripts National record effort in 3000mSteeplechase

Guntur, November 6: Telangana’s G Maheshwari scripted the sole National record on the final day of the 35th National Junior Athletics Championships at the Acharya Nagarjuna University campus here on Tuesday, winning the girls under-20 3000m steeplechase crown with a time of 10:34.10 that was 12.71 seconds faster than her previous best in the event.

 

Running a race of her own, with the competitors fighting for the second spot, Maheshwari easily secured the National Record that was pegged at 10:53.91 by Nandini Gupta in Lucknow in 2017 and the Meet Record that stood at 10:55.54 in Khushboo Gupta’s name since the Mangalagiri meet in 2017.

 

The host State’s Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas stunned the boys under-18 200m field with a blistering run. His time of 21.34 seconds is a Meet Record, clipping 0.16 seconds off the time set by Nisar Ahmed in Ranchi last year. Karnataka’s VA Shashikanth, who was only a hundredth’s of the winning time had to settle for the runner-up spot like he had in the 100m on November 3. For the record, Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas and Shashikanth were faster than the boys under-20 200m winner, Abhin V Devadiga (Karnataka).

 

The day’s other Meet Record came from Uttarakhand’s Ankita in the 1500m in the girls under-18 division. On a day when National Record holder Tai Hiraman Bamhane (Maharashtra) finished a distant third, Ankita was pushed by Haryana’s Pooja. She finished in 4:28.20 to erase Lili Das’s name from the record books. Lili Das had timed 4:35.40 in Ranchi in 2015.

 

Pratiksha Patel (Uttar Pradesh) came up with a new meet record in girls under-16 Javelin Throw with a 43.08m effort, breaking the old mark of 41.24 set by Jyoti in 2017); Ramyashree Jain (Karnataka) also went past Jyoti’s mark in taking second place with 41.33m in a fine duel with Pratiksha Patel.

 

Among the more familiar names, boys under-20 triple jumper Praveen Chithravel (Tamil Nadu) needed to bring off his best off the final jump to win gold and redeem himself. Lying third with a best effort of 15.38 after five rounds, he produced a jump of 15.85m to beat Gailey Venister (Andhra Pradesh) and Aravinth E (Tamil Nadu) to the title.

 

The results (finals):

Boys under-20

200m: 1. Abhin B Devadiga (Karnataka) 21.41 seconds; 2, Prasad Kailash Ahire (Maharashtra) 21.43; 3. Ajith John (Kerala) 21.71.

400m Hurdles: 1. Dhaval Mahesh Utekar (Gujarat) 51.36 seconds; 2. Harshvardhan Satish Bhosle (Maharashtra) 52.36; 3. Rakshith (Karnataka) 53.78.

3000m Steeplechase: 1. Mohammed Nur Hasan (Uttar Pradesh) 9:23.48; 2. Manoj Kumar M (Kerala) 9:32.32; 3. Suhas Prabhakar Bankar (Maharashtra) 9:37.96.

Triple Jump: 1. Praveen Chithravel (Tamil Nadu) 15.85m; 2. Gailey Venister (Andhra Pradesh) 15.46; 2. Aravinth E (Tamil Nadu) 15.43.

Shot Put: 1. Aniket (Uttarakhand) 17.97m; 2. Rahul Kashyap SR (Karnataka) 17.96; 3. Saurav Tanwar (Haryana) 17.88.

4x400m Relay: 1. Delhi (Ansh, Himashu, Rashid and Vikrant Panchal) 3:13.08; 2. Haryana 3:13.71; 3. Kerala 3:14.97.

Girls under- 20

200m: 1. Kaveri Laxmangouda Patil (Karnataka) 24.48; 2. Santra Teresa Martin (Tamil Nadu) 24.65; 3. Roshini K (Tamil Nadu) 24.78.

400m Hurdles: 1. Nibha KM (Kerala) 1:01.55; 2. Khsuhdeep Kaur (Punjab) 1:02.79; 3. Arathi R (Kerala) 1:03.13.

3000m Steeplechase: 1. G Maheshwari (Telangana) 10:34.10 (New National and Meet Record. Old National Record: 10:53.91, Nandini Gupta, Lucknow, 2017. Old Meet Record: 10:55.54, Khushboo Gupta, Mangalagiri, 2017); 2. Rujuta Dudharan Shende (Maharashtra) 11:15.70; 3. Smith DR (Karnataka) 11:41.78.

4x400m Relay: 1. Kerala (Arathi R, Soorya Mol T, Riyamol Joy and Nibhha KM) 3:50.51; 2. Delhi 3:51.93; 3. Haryana 3:52.42.

Boys under-18

200m: 1. Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas (Andhra Pradesh) 21.34 seconds (New Meet Record. Old: 21.50, Nisar Ahmed, Ranchi, 2018); 2. Shashikanth Virupakshappa Anga (Karnataka) 21.35; 3. Aniket Choduhary (Telangana) 21.83.

1500m: 1. Satya Dev (Haryana) 4:04.36; 2. Harendra Kumar (Delhi) 4:05.03; 3. Saurabh Rawat (Maharashtra) 4:05.72.

3000m: 1. Sumik Kundu (Haryana) 8:34.04; 2. Puneet Yadav (Haryana) 8:36.47; 3. Monu (Maharashtra) 8:38.51.

400m Hurdles: 1. Rohith A (Kerala) 52.88 seconds; 2. Akhil Babu (Kerala) 54.21; 3. VS Pranav (Tamil Nadu) 54.31.

2000m Steeplechase: 1. Atul Bhinsingbhai Gamit (Gujarat) 5:49.23 (New Meet Record. Old: 5:51.90, Raj Kumar, Mangaluru, 2017); 2. Sourabh Antil (Haryana) 5:54.20; 3. Sunil Joliya Janabhai (Gujarat) 6:03.68.

Girls under- 18

200m: 1. Priya Habbathanahally (Karnataka) 24.49 seconds; 2. Jeevanji Deepthi (Telangana) 24.67; 3. Payal Vohra (Delhi) 24.97.

1500m: 1. Ankita (Uttarakhand) 4:28.20 (New Meet Record. Old: 4:35.40, Lili Das, Ranchi, 2015); 2. Pooja (Haryana) 4:28.79; 3. Tai Hiraman Bamhane (Maharashtra) 4:44.66.

3000m: 1, Rebi Pal (Uttar Pradesh) 9:50.64; Drashtiben Pravinbhai Chaudhri (Gujarat) 9:51.02; Supriti Kashyap (Jharkhand) 9:53.85.

400m Hurdles: 1. Vishrutha C (Tamil Nadu) 1:04.40; 2. Botla Ranga Johnsi (Andhra Pradesh) 1:06.34; 3. Nirmal Punia (Haryana) 1:06.40.

2000m Steeplechase: 1. Madhura Vrundiah Shetty (Maharashtra) 7;22.80; 2. Vandana Mori (Gujarat) 7;23.73; 3. Manju Ajay Yadav (Madhya Pradesh) 7:33.95.

Boys under-16

200m: 1. Kapil (Haryana) 21.99 seconds; 2. Aman Khokhar (Uttar Pradesh) 22.18; 3. Riday Samar Jana (Maharashtra) 22.26.

2000m: 1. Amit Chaudhry (Uttar Pradesh) 5:42.77; 2. Walter Kandulna (Tamil Nadu) 5:42.85; 3. Dushyant (Uttar Pradesh) 5:44.61.

Hammer Throw: 1. Nirbhay Choudhary (Delhi) 64.58m; 2. Devang (Delhi) 56.50; 3. Anuj Arun Dengale (Maharashtra) 47.67.

Girls under- 16

200m: 1. Riya Nitin Patil (Maharashtra) 25.02 seconds; 2. Soumita Paul (West Bengal) 25.33; 3. Sharon Maria (Tamil Nadu) 25.44.

2000m: Bushra Khan Gauri (Madhya Pradesh) 6:24.71 (New Natiomal & Meet Record. Old: 6:25.66, Amrita Patel, Coimbatore, 2016); 2. Sneha Malik (Haryana) 6:26.18; 3. Anisha (Uttarakhand) 6:35.83.

Javelin Throw: 1. Pratiksha Patel (Uttar Pradesh) 43.08m (New Meet Record. Old: 41.24, Jyoti, Mangalagiri, 2017); 2. Ramyashree Jain (Karnataka) 41.33; 3. Sheetal (Haryana) 33.79.

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