Alva’s Sports Club retains overall championship

Alva’s Sports Club predictably retained the overall championship as the State Senior and Junior athletics meet concluded at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.

The Moodabidri-based team dominated proceedings on a wet final day, four of its athletes setting new meet records.

Abhijeet Singh smashed his own mark in the boys’ under-18 decathlon, finishing with 6255 points. The 17-year-old, originally from Varanasi, had set the existing record of 4838 last year.

Pavithra improved on the girls’ under-20 pole vault record by a centimetre, while H.S. Arpitha clipped 37 seconds off the prevailing mark in the girls’ under-18 5000m walk event.

Rounding off Alva’s record-breaking efforts was H. Srimanth, who cleared 3.7m in the boys’ under-18 pole vault event.

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