New national record on opening day of Kerala State Schools Athletics Meet

Saturday, Dec 5, 2015,12:06 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kozhikode | Anumol Thampi of Mar Baselious HSS Kothamangalam has set a new national record on the opening day of 59th Kerala State Schools Athletics Meet on Saturday.

She finished first in 9:41.57 minutes in Junior Girls in 3000 meters.

Three meet records were also broken on Saturday. Bipin George of Mar Baselious Kothamangalam won gold medal in 5000 meter race for senior boys.

MK Sreenath of the same school won the gold with a record breaking performance of 6.97 meters in long jump for junior boys.

A third record came in Junior Boys 3000 meters, in which Ajith PN of H. S.S. Parli, Palakkad, set a new time of 8:44.49 minutes.

The meet, which is being held at Medical College Olympian Rahman stadium, will be officially inaugurated by Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan in the evening.