Swati, Lamber to lead Maharashtra in national cross country meet

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Pune, Feb 11 (UNI) International Swati Gadhave of Pune, who represented the country in the Asian Cross Country championship held at Amman recently, and ace long-distance runner Bhau Lamber of Sindudurg will lead the Maharashtra women's and men's teams respectively in the National Cross Country championship to be hosted by the Goa Amateur Athletic Association at Goa on February 16.

Maharashtra, one of the premier affiliated units of the country's governing body -- the Athletic Federation of India (AFI), dominated the 13th Federation Cup Cross Country Championship at Nagpur, winning the overall team title in both men's and women's sections.

Maharashtra Amateur Athletic Association (MAAA) secretary general Pralhad Sawant, while announcing a strong 58-member state contingent here today, expressed the hope that Maharashtra once again will come out with flying colours.

Following are the teams: Men (12 km): Devdan Singh, Parshuram Bhoi, Maruti Dolas, Bachitar Singh, Lingappa Sargar, Deepak Kumar.

Men (4 km): Ashok Kumbhare, Pranjal Gogai, Amit Kumar, Champat Lal, Nemichand, Gurusevak Singh.

Boys Under-20: Bhau Lamber, Abid Ahmad, Sandeep Tayade, Anil Pawar, Prashant Surve, Balu Nimbekar.

Boys Under-18: Ranjit C K, Shankar Marke, Atwa Bhagat, Balu Maharnar.

Boys Under-16: Shakti Singh, Paramjit Singh, Naresh Kumar, Mohan Thaware.

Women (8 km): Vijaymala Patil, Vaishali Chatare, Anuja Bijagre, Neesha Wankhede, Shalan Kakade, Sushma Bele.

Women (4 km): Jyoti Gavate, Anupama Patil, Dimple Naidu, Amruta Mane, Seema Akhtar, Kanchan Talware.

Girls Under-20: Monika Raut, Swati Gadhave, Manisha Salunkhe, Reshma Dalvi, Manjula Patil, Indutai Maragale.

Girls Under-18: Asmita Ghanekar, Ashwini Morghare, Ragini Bele, Monali Mokase.

Girls Under-16: Jyoti Jadhav, Janabai Hirve, Meenal Taktode, Sneha Pharsole.

Uni IS MAZ AB HT1930

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