Guntur: Three Keralite athletes made history on the third day of the Inter-University Athletics Championship being held at Guntur Thursday.
Records were rewritten at the Acharya Nagarjuna University stadium when Maymon Poulose won gold in 110m hurdles, Mariya Jaison in pole vault and Amoj Jacob, a Keralite from Delhi, in 800m.
In the women's section, MG University (24) is surging ahead, with Mangalore a close second (22). In overall points, Mangalore (74) is leading, with Kozhikode (37) coming second and MG (36) third.
In men's 110 hurdles, Kozhikode's Meymon finished at a record timing of 14.19 seconds. Last year too, the gold in 110m hurdles went to a student from St Thomas College, Thrissur. In the same event, Sachin Binu from MG's MA College won the silver (14.30), posting his best individual timing.
In women's pole vault, Kerala athlete Mariya Jaison from Bangalore Jain University leapt 3.65m to win the gold and in the process overtook SV Khyati of Rajiv Gandhi University's record jump of 3.60m in 2013. Mariya had achieved 3.70m in the National Junior Meet and the National Open Championship. The silver in pole vault went to Kerala's Anjali Francis (3.30). This is the Chempazhanthy SN College student's best performance.
Delhi University's Amoj Jacob had a field day Thursday by finishing 800m in 1:49:70 minutes. He broke the record of 1:50:30 minutes registered by MG's PS Primesh in 2001. On Wednesday too, Amoj had set a record in his name in 400m.
In men's long jump, Kozhikode's Y Mohammed Anees from Sree Krishna College Guruvayoor won the silver. In men's 3000m steeple chase, Bibin George from Kozhikode (Christ College) won the silver. In men's javelin throw, Kerala student Arun Baby from Mangalore University won the gold. He had won silver for MG in the last inter-university meet.