Gujarat: Kerala’s Merin Biju won the first gold medal for the state in the national senior school athletics meet. Merin bagged gold in High jump while another Keralite Jishna won silver.
Merin crossed 1.74 metre while Jishna covered 1.72 metre in high jump. Merin is a student at Kothamangalam St George’s School. Jishna is from Kalladi school in Palakkad.
The national meet is being held at SAG sports complex in Nadiad here. For the first time in the history, separate competitions are held for girls and boys. National senior school athletics meet for boys will commence from Friday in the same venue.
Kerala, the present champions of the national senior school athletics meet will field 36 female participants in this meet.