Six records set on opening daySeptember 8, 2017
A spate of records towards the fag end enlivened the proceedings on the opening day of the 61st State sub-junior athletics meet at the Chandrasekharan Nair stadium on Thursday.
Heavy rain proved to be a dampener in the morning but it didn’t prevent Ernakulam’s Alex P. Thankachan from setting the first record of the day in discus event in the boys’ under-18 category.
Alex in his first attempt came up with his career-best performance of 53.83m and broke the existing record by around seven metres.
In the rain, P.A. Ahalya also set a new mark in under-16 girls’ discus with an effort of 36.51 in her last attempt.
Four of the six records that were set came in the second session. The stand-out performance came from Ancy Sojan in long jump in the girls’ under-18 category. Ancy erased the longest record from the books while winning the gold with an effort of 5.86.m. The other records were set by Salman Farooq (2000m in boys under-16 category) Adarsh Gopi (1500m in boy’s under-18 category) and Abhinandh Sudaresan (1500m in boy’s under-20 category).
The results: Boys: U-14: 100m: 1. Thangjam Alertson Singh (Ekm) (11.60s), 2. Anujith (Ktm), 3. John Tophy (Tsr); Triathlon: 1. Meghadri Roy (Tvm) (1810 pts), 2. Md. Kabeer (Tsr), 3. M. Mohd. Fazal (Pkd).
U-16: 100m: 1. Akhil Babu (Tvm) (11.26s), 2. Abdul Razak (Pkd), 3. Mohd. Sajeen (Tsr); 2000m: 1. Salman Farookh (Tvm) (5:56.89s- NMR; OR – 5:56.89, Sreerag, Pkd, 2015), 2. Vishnu Biju (Knr), 3. Devaraj (Tvm); Discus: K. Adithyan (Mlp) (33.04m), 2. Samuel Anand (Alp), 3. Robin Prakash (Tsr); Javelin: 1. Jibin Thomas (Ekm) (50.05m), 2. Albert Rajesh (Knr), 3. T.S. Sreejith (Ktm).
U-18: 100m: 1. Anstin Joseph Shaji (Tvm) (11.07s), 2. C. Abhinav (Tvm), 3. A.C. Arun (Koz); 1500m: 1. Adarsh Gopi (Ekm) (3:58.06s- NMR; 0R- 4:01.85s, Mohammed Afasl, Pkd, 2013); 3000m: 1. Adarsh Binu (Pth), (8:54.07s), 2. C.Abhin (Tvm), 3. Gokul Krishna (Idk); High Jump: 1. K.S. Anandhu (Tsr) (1.98m), 2. Muhammed Jaseem (Tvm), 3. T.N. Dilshith (Ekm); Shot put: Joji Eldose (16.18m), 2. S.S. Arjun (Tvm), 3. A.P. Anfas (Ekm); Discus: 1. Alex P.Thankachan (Ekm) (53.82m – NMR; OR – 46.28m, Muhammed Ijas, Ekm, 2010); 2. P.B. Amal, 3. S.S. Arjun.
U-20: 100m: 1. Athul Senan (Ekm) (10.88s), 2. Omkar Nath (Ekm), 3. Muhammed Thanveer (Pkd); 1500m: 1. Abhinandh Sundaresan (Tvm) (3:59.63s – NMR; OR – 4:1.14s, Twinkle Tomy, Tvm, 2014); 2. Bibin George (Tsr), 3. P.N. Ajith (Pkd); 10,000m: 1. Sherin Jose (Ekm) (32:49.26s), 2. Subin (Tsr), 3. Anoop (Koz); Long jump: 1. M. Sreeshankar (Pkd) (7.41s), 2. Muhammed Salih (Koz), 3. Nirmal Sabu (Tvm); Shot put: 1. S. Devanarayanan (Alp) (12.93m), 2. Amal Hussain (Tsr), 3. Rabeeth Nechikundil (Mlp).
Girls: U-14: 100m: 1. Aleena Sebastian (Tvm) (13.47s), 2. Saniya Treesa Tomy (Koz), 3. Neethu Krishna (Pkd); Triathlon: 1. K.A. Anamika (Pkd) (1403 pts), 2. Sneha Mol George (Idk), 3. Athulya Pramod (Tvm). U-16: 100m: 1. Anu Joseph (Knr) (12.72s), 2. P.S. Prabhavathi (Mlp), 3. Ann Rose Tomy (Ktm); 2000m: 1. C. Chanthini (Pkd) (6:52.03 – NMR; OR – 6:55.09S, Sandra S.Nair, Idk, 2015), 2. N.Pournami (Pkd), 3. K. Anumol (Tvm); High jump: 1. Meera Shibu (Tsr) (1.60m), 2. Mahima M.Nair (Pkd), 3. Ahalya Mohanan (Ekm); Discus: 1. P.A. Athulya (Tsr) (36.51m- NMR; OR – 32.65, E.Nisha, Pkd, 2013), 2. Blessy Devasia (Ekm). U-18: 100m: 1. Aparna Roy (Koz) (12.50s), 2. Mrudula Maria Babu (Tvm), 3. P.D. Anjali (Mlp); 1500m: 1. Minnu P. Roy (Tvm) (4:59.85s), 2. Simi Paul (Mlp) 3. Anitta Thomas (Idk); 3000m: 1. P.V. Shalu (Pkd) (11:18.09), 2. Sandra S. Nar (Tvm) 3. Stalla Mary (Knr); Long jump: 1. Ancy Sojan (Tsr) (5.88m -NMR; OR – 5.84m, Nisha John, Pth, 1999); Discus: 1. C.P.Thoufeera (pkd) (31.49m), 2. Niya Rose Raju (Koz), 3. Aswathy Sreedharan (Tvm); Javelin: 1. H.R. Sreeranjini (Mlp), 2. Anu Basheer (Koz), 3. Jishna (Pkd). U-20: 100m: 1. M.V. Jilna (Tsr) (12.39s), 2. Anjali Johnson (Ktm), 3. P.O. Sayana (Klm); 1500m: 1. C. Babitha (Pkd), (4:44.10s), 2. Anagha Tom (Ktm), 3. Aswani Raj (Ekm); High Jump: 1. K.A. Rubeena (Mlp) (1.65m), 2. Athira Somraj (Ktm), 3. Athira Mohanan (Ktm) .