Talented athletes Om Itkelwar and Riya Dohtare will lead the Nagpur district boys and girls teams respectively in the Maharashtra Junior State Athletics trials slated to be held at the Sant Dnyaneshwar Sports Complex, Pimpri Chinchwad from January 19 to 22.
The Nagpur District Athletics Association (NDAA) secretary Sharad Suryawanshi announced the 37-member team for the forthcoming meet.
Om is a regular member of local Nav Maharashtra Krida Mandal, while Riya represents Track Star Athletics Club. Anil Bhore will be the team manager.
NDAA president Gurudev Nagrale, corporator Nagesh Sahare, SJ Anthony, Umesh Naidu, Ramchandra Vani, Shekhar Suryawanshi, Archana Kottewar, Banty Yadav and others wished district athletes good luck.
DISTRICT ATHLETICS TEAMS
Boys: Om Itkelwar (captain), Bhishm Ghordadekar and Shubham Roy (all from Nav Maharashtra Krida Mandal), Johan Kalwa (Pro Track and Field), Sagar Tiwari and Adesh Wanndale (both from Saraswati Vidyalaya), Aranjeya Das (Sandipani), Sandip Goud, Ketan Dabhe, Jayant Warambhe (all from Om Sai Sporting Club), Bhavesh Khandar (Mahatma Gandhi HS), Shreyas Chatte (Dharampeth), Adarsh Bhure (Vidyarthi Yuvak Krida Mandal), Sourabh Bhusari (Black Birds Flyers), Shadab Pathan, Palash Bhoyar and Atishh Shende (all from Track Star).
Girls: Riya Dohtare (captain), Askha Tupe (both from Track Star), Kashish Bhagat (Mahatma Gandhi HS), Sanvi Pathak (Modern), Akansha Sodiya, Arya Kore and Mitali Bhoyar (all from Nav Maharashtra KM), Bhagyashree Mahalle (ZP English School), Vidita Meshram (Pt. Bachharaj School), Anushka Bondile, Kalyani Ivnate and Bhavna Nagthane (all from HTKB), Neha Dhabale, Yadnyashree Burange, Prachi Chikankar and Sakshi Tambakhe (all from Prof Track and Field), Devashree Lavhe (Om Sai Sporting), Tulsi Choudhary and Khushi Wansik (both from Jai Athletics Club), Jayashree Borekar (Bhagvati Girls Junior College).