City athletes Rutuja Shende and Saurav Tiwari excelled in their respective categories in District Junior Athletics Championship organised by Nagpur District Athletics Association at RTM Nagpur University playground here on Wednesday.
Rutuja lived up to her reputation and finished on top in Under-20 girls’ 5000m race clocking 17:41.02 seconds. She was followed by Gita Chachrekar ( 18:42.11) for second place whereas Pranali Burade (21:49.16 seconds) finished third.
Saurav Tiwar won 3000m race of the Under-20 boys’ category. Sourav finished the race in 10:16.61 seconds. Akshay Bhoyar claimed second position with a timing of 10:23.83 seconds while Abhishek Dhomne (11:13.48 seconds) finished third.
Under-20 Boys 3000m: 1. Saurav Tiwari 10:16.61 secs; 2. Akash Bhoyar 10:23.83 secs; 3. Abhishek Dhomne 11:13.48 secs; 4x400m relay: 1. VYKM 3:52.63 secs, Pro Health Foundation 4:10.34 secs; 3. Track Star Athletics Club 4:33.49 secs;
Under-20 Girls 5000m: 1. Rutuja Shende 17:41.02 secs; 2. Gita Chachrekar 18:42.11 secs; 3. Pranali Burade 21:49.16 secs;
Under-18 Boys 3000m: 1. Shadab Pathan 9:35.41 secs; 2. Abhishek Bhadke 10:49.84 secs; 3. Prajwal Hatwar 11:24.88 secs; 2000m: 1. Mayur Shende 7:05.47 secs; 2. Abhishek Bhadke 7:06.91 secs; 3. Pratik Satpute 7:09.16 secs; 800m: 1. Vedant Patle 2:09.41 secs; 2. Prajwal Sabla 2:11.80 secs; 3. Harshal Chhatri 2:12.07 secs;
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