MANGALURU: Varsha of Mangala Athletes and Nagendra Annappa Naik of Alva’s Sports Club (ASC), Moodbidri emerged best athletes in the girls and boys u-18 age-group category in Dakshina Kannada district junior athletic meet 2019 that concluded here on Sunday. While Varsha logged 971 points, Nagendra with 958 points in his kitty emerge the best male athlete. The two-day event was organised by Dakshina Kannada Athletics Association.
In the u-16 age-group category, Arya Rai (820 points) of ASC was adjudged the best woman athlete, and Mohammad Kaife Sheik of ASC (701 points), the best male athlete. Chaitanya S R, also of ASC with 716 points was adjudged the best woman athlete in the girls u-14 age-group category while this honour among the boys went to Kuladeep Kumar of Pompei High School (643 points). Clifford Joshua, former international athlete distributed the prizes.
Results ( Winners Only): U-14: Boys: 100m – Sanju H Kolar, ASC; 600m – Shivanand KP, ASC; 80m hurdles: Hashmitha A Salian, Mangala athletes; high jump – Adharsh Shetty, Jnanodaya Bethany PU College, Nelyadi & long jump/shot-put: Kuladeep Kumar; Girls: 100m – Chaitanya S R, ASC; 600m – Geeta Choukashi, ASC; 80m hurdles – Shreya Arbi – Mangala Athletes; high jump – Gowthami, ASC; long jump – Vrashali – Holy Family School, Surathkal & shot-put – Vaishaka – Morarjee Desai School, Deralakatte; U-16: Boys: 100m/200m – Kiran U S, ASC; 400m/1000m – Shaun C Fernandes, St Aloysius High School; 100m hurdles – Neel R Kunder, Mangala Athletes; high-jump – Mohammad Shahadath, Uchil Bovis Educational Institution; long jump – Mohammad Kaife Sheikh; shot-put – Ganesh Hanmant Wadiya, ASC & discuss/javelin – Shreenivas M P, ASC; Girls: 100m/200m – Arya Rai, ASC; 400m – S N Shravanya, Mangala Athletes; 100m – Chikkamma M K, ASC; 100m hurdles – Jasmitha K P; Canara HS, Urva; high jump – Sanjana U J, Lady Hill Victoria HS, long jump – Soujanya M – St Mary’s HS, Falnir; shot-put – Pranjali A – Sri Adhichunchanagiri Shikshana Trust & discuss/javelin – Ramyashree Jain – Gunashree Vidyalaya, Siddakatte; U-18: Boys: 100m – Theerthesh P Shetty, ASC; 200m/400m – Mahanthesh Siddappa Helavi, ASC; 2000m – Rahul, ASC; 100m hurdles – Dishanth Dinesh Naik, ASC; high jump – Srajan Janardhan, St Aloysius PU College; long jump – Joshua Flloyd Pereira – St Aloysius PU College; shot-put/discuss – Nagendra Annappa Naik, ASC & javelin – Akilesh N G, St Aloysius PU College; Girls: 100m/200m – Varsha V, Mangala Athletes; 400m – Ranjitha G, ASC; 2000m – Chaithra P, ASC; 100m hurdles – Rithika – Mangala Athletes; high jump – ASC; long jump – Yashmeen Sheikh, ASC; shot-put – Nishel Delphina D’Souza – St Aloysius PU College; discuss – Sushma B, ASC & javelin – Veena Maruthi Tahshildar.