Moodubidri: Mangalore University emerged team champions for the fifth time at the All India Inter-University Cross Country Championship for Men 2019-20, organized by Mangalore University and Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodubidri on Sunday, October 6th.
Mangalore University (30 points) emerged team champions, while Punjabi University, Patiala (53 points), finished second. Savithri Bai Phule Pune University (62 points), Sant Baba Bhag Singh University( 85 points), Maharshi Dayanand University ( 136 points) secured third, fourth and fifth places respectively. Narendra Prathap( 31:52.00) of Mangalore University, Pintu Kumar Yadav ( 32:13.00) of Punjabi University Patiala, Sathishkumar SH ( 32:22.00) of Madras University, Abdul Bari (32:30.00) of Mangalore University, Mahan Saini ( 32:49.00) of Kumaun University, Nainital, Rohith Yadav( 32: 58.00) of RGUHS Karnataka secured first ,second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively in individual category. The event involved a 10 k.m run, which was flagged off by Police Commissioner Dr. PS Harsha, at 7 am from Nishmitha Towers in the city.
Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor Dr. PS Yadapadithaya distributed the prizes to winners. Applauding the efforts of Alva’s Education Foundation in fostering and nurturing sports talents he said, MU is blessed to have Alva’s college has an affiliated college in it and it is a true feature in University’s cap.
Alva’ s Education Foundation sponsored the prizes: Rs 50,000 for team champions and Rs 25,000 for the first placed individual champion, Rs 20,000 for second-placed, Rs 15,000 for the third-placed, Rs 10,000 for the fourth-placed, and Rs 5,000 for fifth and sixth-placed individual champions respectively. Interestingly, all the six students who represented Mangalore University and emerged champions were the students of Alva’s college.
Atomized transponders and digital clocks were been used to record the timing and position of the participants. A total of 175 Universities with 1500 athletes participated in the event.
Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr M Mohan Alva, Karnataka Janapada University Former Vice-Chancellor Dr. Chinnappa Gowda, MU Physical Education Director and Organizing Secretary Dr. Kishore Kumar, International Athlete Babu Shetty, Senior Coach Harpal Singh, Social Worker Prasad Rai, Principal Dr. Kurian were present among others.
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