RFYS Athletics National Finals Record Breakers: Out with the Old, In with the New!
With the best young athletes setting up base in the city of dreams to participate at the 2019-20 RFYS National Championships, one outcome was certain, records would tumble and new benchmarks would be set.
Just two days in the National Championships and there were already 10 meet records broken and new ones set. When asked, the young stars were in no mood to spare the national records as well and were confident that sooner or later, they would better those as well.
In the Sub Junior Girls category, Sandra Sabu from SMVHSS Poonjar Institute blazed through the competition in the 400 M sprint event with a timing of 58.35s. And on her way to gold, she broke the standing meet record of 59.36s. Some way to announce yourself on the national track and field stage!
The 400M sprint event saw another meet record tumble, this time in the Senior Girls category. Kiranjot Kaur from Govt. Sr. Sec. School set a new meet record in the 400 M sprint event. She surpassed the meet record of 58.58s, with a timing of 58.4s. Talk about margins!
The girls continued to lead the record breaking charts, thanks to Paramjot Kaur from Multani Mul Modi College, Patiala. She reigned supreme in College Girls Shot Put event with a record throw of 13.98 mts., surpassing the previous meet record of 13.71 mts.
The boys also had their fair share of contribution in setting new meet benchmarks. Ramnaraypur ACS Vidyaniketan’s Arijit Rana, Krishnu Das, Karna Bag and Saikat Man put in a collective effort and managed to break the meet record of 47.44s in the 4x100 M Relay event, with a new meet record timing of 45.18 Sec in the National Finals. Any avid athletics follower would take note and applaud the boys’ efforts, as bettering a meet record by more than 2 seconds is no mean achievement!
The Junior Girls category saw another meet record tamed and bettered. It was Anisha Dahiya from Yuvashakti Model School, this time, as she set a new record in the Shot-Put event. She powered her way past the previous meet record of 12.82 mts. and broke it with a throw of 12.95 mts.
Sahil, Govind, Kamal and Hardeep representing ADI Sankaracharya Convent Public School in the Senior Boys category registered a new record in the meet history books. The boys registered a timing of 43.84s, sprinting past the previous best of 47.44s in the 4x100 M relay event. Again, although very convenient to ignore the difference of more than 2 seconds between the 2 records on paper, on the tracks it’s a huge upgrade in terms of the efforts put in by the boys.
The 4x100 M relay event saw more records tumble as the Junior Girls from St Francis Xavier Girls High School, Neole sprint past the previous meet record. Anna Cornelio, Bhuvna Sariah, Purva Smitha and Janice Rosario probably ran the fastest that they ever could and beat the previous timing of 56.20s with their own timing of 52.32s. To better a meet record by more than 3 seconds takes some doing, and the girls were pumped up for the challenge, right from the word go!
Kongu Vellalar Matriculation HSS from the Senior Girls division also wrote their names in the RFYS record books. The girls easily surpassed the previous best time in 4x100 M relay event of 53.19s with a new timing of 52s.
Jaidev Dikka representing Prince Public School in the Senior Boys category also set a new record in the National Finals. The previous best was 17.23 mts., and Jaidev’s throw of 17.85 mts.
The College Boys of Loyola College, Chennai set out on the race track with their eyes on the team gold in the 4x400 M relay event, and achieved their goal with aplomb. Not only did they secure the top position on the podium, they also set a new meet record of 3:20.52, surpassing the previous best of 03:24.82.
With an action packed- day 3 still left at the 2019-20 RFYS National Championships, we cannot wait to see more records tumble, as the best athletes continue to strive and leave behind their legacy!