Bhubaneswar: As many as eight records were set on the opening day of the 59th Odisha State Athletic Meet at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday.

As per sources, International woman sprinter Srabani Nanda of Bhubaneswar completed the race in 24.3 seconds to equal the State record in 200m run. Apart from this, the seven athletes who bettered the previous meet records include Chinmaya Ranjan Jena of Bhubaneswar (Boys-18 Javelin, 57.25m), Dutee Chand of Jajpur (Girls-18 200m, 24.9sec), Latika Basra of Bhubaneswar (Girls-18 high jump, 1.54m), Prabhat Tirkey of Cuttack (Boys-16 200m, 23.2sec), Ramachandra Hansda of Mayurbhanj (Boys-14 600m, 1:27.5sec), Jhili Barik of Jharsuguda (Girls-16 1,000m, 3:24.8sec) and Suresh Lakra of Rourkela (Boys-16 1,000m, 2:44.3sec).