National junior athletics: Shaili, Jasmine break records

Karnataka’s Shaili Singh broke the U-16 girls long jump national record with an effort of 5.94m in the 34th National junior athletics championships which began in Ranchi on Friday.

Shaili Singh broke the U-16 girls long jump record on Friday.   -  Special Arrangement

Karnataka’s Shaili Singh broke the U-16 girls long jump national record with an effort of 5.94m in the 34th National junior athletics championships which began in Ranchi on Friday.

In other notable performances, Punjab’s Jasmine Kaur bettered the U-16 girls shot put national record (14.27m) while another Punjab girl, Renu set a new meet record in the U-20 girls long jump (6.22m). In the boys’ section, Maharashtra’s Deepak Yadav broke the U-18 boys pole vault meet record (4.79m).