Guntur: On Wednesday, G. Maheshwari of Telangana made a national record by winning the girls under-20 3000m steeplechase title in the final days of the 35th National Junior Athletics Championships. Maheshwari took 10 minutes 34.10 seconds and was 12.71 seconds ahead of her previous performance in the tournament.
Maheshwari easily surpassed the earlier national junior record of 10: 53.91 that Nandini Gupta made in Lucknow in 2017. Nalubothu Shanmuga Srinivas of the host country made a terrific record in the boys' under-18 200m race.
Srinivas took a better time of 21.16 seconds from the time of Nisar Ahmed, who scored in Ranchi last year, 0.16 seconds. Another record of the day was made by Ankita of Uttarakhand in the 1500m race for the girls under-18s.