Hilal emerges winner



Srinagar, Apr 27: Hilal Ahmad of first year emerged winner in the annual cross-country run of Islamia College on Wednesday.
 The College Sports Committee convenor, Professor Abid Mirza, flagged off the run from Nishat garden to Naseem Bagh Park, Hazratbal via Fore Shore road. In the event, 175 participants that included novices and well-known athletes of valley participated. The main contest was expected to be between two well known young athletes Hilal and Ansaar and it exactly turned out like that.
 After first five minutes the leading bunch of participants had got comfortable lead over other participants. There was neck-to-neck battle between Hilal, Ansaar and Ghulam Rasool. They tried to sprint away from each other, but the competition was so close that till 20th minute none was able to take lead. Seeing finish line only less than half-kilometre away, Hilal pushed hard and got comfortable lead over his closest rivals.
 Hilal finished first with the timing of 22:15:96 while as Ansaar of final year finished second with 23:32:30. Ghulam Rasool of final year bagged third position with 24:29:15. Zahoor Ahmad of second year and Shahid Ahmad of first year finished fourth and fifth respectively. Muneer Wani, Furqan Parray, Tawheed Aslam, Faheem Yousuf and Ishfaq Bashir bagged sixth to tenth places respectively.
 Hilal was too happy with his win and said, “Joining College and then winning the very first event in which I participated is the feeling which I can’t describe,” he said.
 “I’m satisfied that I won the event. I’ll try to win inter-college run as well,” he hoped.
 The prize distribution ceremony was held at finish point in which first five position holders were awarded.
 Speaking on the occasion, Professor Abid said, “Our College has been organizing this event from last several years and with this we kick start our annual sports calendar. Winning is not important but participating and completing is. While passing through the racetrack I saw number of participants falling at the very beginning, which is not encouraging sign.”
 About the upcoming events, he said, “Our college teams have been dominating almost all the inter-college events and I hope you will continue that trend. For every event only those players would be taken who will qualify selection trials.”
 Giving details about the events that college is planning to conduct, College Physical Director said Altaf-ur-Rehman, said, “It was first event of the season and on coming Saturday we are organising annual cycling race from Hazratbal to Harwan garden via Fore Shore road. After that we will conducts similar races for girl students. Moreover we have already started our internal sports activities at college.”

Lastupdate on : Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 IST

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