Kerala Bags Junior Athletic Championship Third time in a Row

Published on: 01 Dec, 2014
Published under: Kerala Sports News

Its third time now that Kerala State has won the the overall champion with 528.5 points in the Jio 30th National Junior Athletic championship that concluded at the IGMC Stadium here on Sunday.

It was Kerala Girls who bagged all top positions in all the four segments, played a decisive role in deciding the champion.

Haryana, with 394 points, was a distant second. Its athletes (men) played a key role, garnering a whopping 289 points. Tamil Nadu girls put up an encouraging show by finishing runner-up in four sections.

Uttar Pradesh’s Parul Chaudary created a National record in the 3000m steeplechase by clocking 11:04.80 seconds. She bettered Safeeda’s (Kerala) effort of 11:34.62 set earlier this year. Haryana’s Neeraj rewrote the under-18 javelin record by clearing 76.50m thus erasing Abhishek’s 73.46m set in 2012.

Overall: 1. Kerala 528.5; 2. Haryana 394. Men: 1. Haryana 289; 2. Uttar Pradesh 181. Women: 1. Kerala 361; 2. Tamil Nadu 222. Boys: U- 20: 1. Haryana 96; 2. Kerala 87; U-18: Haryana 90; 2. Uttar Pradesh 65; U-16: Haryana 85; 2. UP 31; U-14: 1. AP 23; 2. UP 19.. Girls: U-20: Kerala 137; 2. TN 56; U-18: 1. Kerala; 2. TN 75; 3. U-16: Kerala 74; 2. TN 72; U-14: 1. Kerala 32; 2. Tamil Nadu 19.

Src- http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/kerala-claims-overall-atletic-championship-for-the-third-time/article6649059.ece

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