Saturday, June 25, 2016

Takamizawa and Walsh Go Beyond to Find Way to Rio - 100th National Championships Day Two

complete report coming shortly
click here for Day One results, video and report

100th National Track and Field Championships Day Two
doubling as Rio de Janeiro Olympic Trials

Paloma Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, 6/25/16
click here for complete results
athletes in bold earned place on Rio Olympics team
athletes in italics qualified for place on Rio team

Sprints

Men's 100 m Final -0.3 m/s
1. Asuka Cambridge (Dome) - 10.16
2. Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 10.17
3. Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 10.31
4. Kazuma Oseto (Hosei Univ.) - 10.41
5. Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) - 10.45
6. Tomoya Baba (Lall AC) - 10.48
7. Shuji Takahashi (Aichi Ika Univ.) - 10.49
8. Takumi Kuki (NTN) - 10.53

Women's 100 m Final -0.2 m/s
1. Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC) - 11.45
2. Ami Saito (Tottori Chuo H.S.) - 11.74
3. Nodoka Seko (Crane) - 11.75
4. Iyoba Edobah (Nihon Univ.) - 11.88
4. Miyu Maeyama (Niigata Iryo Fukushi Univ.) - 11.88
6. Anna Fujimori (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 11.92
7. Maki Wada (Mizuno) - 12.07
8. Mai Fukuda (Tokyo H.S.) - 12.13

Men's 400 m Final
1. Julian Walsh (Toyo Univ.) - 45.35 - PB
2. Nobuya Kato (Waseda Univ.) - 45.71
3. Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) - 45.93
4. Tomoya Tamura (Sumitomo Denko) - 46.15
5. Kentaro Sato (Josai Univ.) - 46.30
6. Takeshi Fujiwara (Yumeo Mirai) - 46.41
7. Kosuke Horii (Josai Univ.) - 46.52
8. Hideyuki Hirose (Fujitsu) - 46.54

Women's 400 m Final
1. Seika Aoyama (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 53.04 - PB
2. Rin Aoki (Soyo H.S.) - 53.66
3. Kaede Kashiyama (Shigakkan Univ.) - 53.76
4. Nanako Matsumoto (Tsukuba Univ.) - 54.67
4. Haruko Ishizuka (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - 54.67
6. Minami Yoshinara (Art Home) - 54.80
7. Aki Odagaki (Akaishi T&F Assoc.) - 55.01
8. Yuna Shimada (Tsuruga H.S.) - 55.02

Men's 200 m Final Qualifiers
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 20.41 -0.1 m/s (1st, H.1)
Shota Hara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 20.45 -0.1 m/s (2nd, H.1)
Kenji Fujimitsu (Zenrin) - 20.49 -0.1 m/s (1st, H.2)
Kei Takase (Fujitsu) - 20.49 -0.1 m/s (3rd, H.1)
Takanori Kawase (Nittai Univ.) - 20.67 -0.1 m/s (2nd, H.2)
Kazuma Oseto (Hosei Univ.) - 20.75 -0.1 m/s (3rd, H.2)
Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) - 20.77 -0.1 m/s (4th, H.2)
Kotaro Taniguchi (Chuo Univ.) - 20.84 -0.1 m/s (5th, H.2)

Women's 200 m Final Qualifiers
Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC) - 23.27 -0.2 m/s (1st, H.1)
Yumi Saito (Tottori Chuo H.S.) - 23.69 -0.3 m/s (1st, H.2)
Kana Ichikawa (Mizuno) - 24.02 -0.3 m/s (2nd, H.2)
Mariko Nagano (Konan Univ.) - 24.18 -0.2 m/s (2nd, H.1)
Saori Imai (Iida Byoin) - 24.22 -0.3 m/s (3rd, H.2)
Miyu Maeyama (Niigata Iryo Fukushi Univ.) - 24.27 -0.8 m/s (1st, H.3)
Maki Wada (Mizuno) - 24.37 -0.2 m/s (3rd, H.1)
Rio Banno (Junanaju Ginko) - 24.42 -0.8 m/s (2nd, H.3)

Middle Distance

Men's 1500 m Final
1. Masaki Toda (Nissin Shokuhin) - 3:46.66
2. Mitsutaka Tomita (Nishitetsu) - 3:47.10
3. Hikaru Kato (JR Higashi Nihon) - 3:47.49
4. Hyuga Endo (Gakuho Ishikawa H.S.) - 3:48.28
5. Koki Takada (Sumitomo Denko) - 3:48.53

Women's 1500 m Final
1. Tomoka Kimura (Universal Entertainment) - 4:14.67 - PB
2. Nozomi Tanaka (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 4:15.53 - PB
3. Maya Iino (Daiichi Seimei) - 4:16.61 - PB
4. Yuna Wada (Nagano Higashi H.S.) - 4:18.95
5. Mina Ueda (Josai Univ.) - 4:19.56

Men's 800 m Final
1. Sho Kawamoto (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 1:46.22
2. Masato Yokota (Fujitsu) - 1:47.45
3. Jun Mitake (Nihon Univ.) - 1:48.99
4. Tatsuya Nishikubo (Waseda Univ.) - 1:49.80
5. Manabu Oki (Chiba Univ.) - 1:50.76
6. Takaomi Watanabe (Nittai Univ.) - 1:51.02
7. Tomonori Tanaka (AGF) - 1:51.55
8. Shoei Tanaka (Morioka City Hall) - 1:59.59

Women's 800 m Final Qualifiers
Shoko Fukuda (Matsue Kita H.S.) - 2:05.02 (1st, H.1)
Yuki Hirota (Akita Univ.) - 2:05.63 (2nd, H.1)
Ran Urabe (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 2:06.00 (3rd, H.1)
Hana Yamada (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 2:06.76 (1st, H.2)
Fumika Omori (Lotte) - 2:06.97 (1st, H.3)
Ayako Hirano (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2:07.02 (2nd, H.2)
Atsumi Totani (Higashi Osaka Prep Keiai H.S.) - 2:07.14 (4th, H.1)
Ayano Shiomi (Kyoto Bunkyo H.S.) - 2:07.54 (2nd, H.3)

Hurdles

Women's 3000 mSC
1. Anju Takamizawa (Matsuyama Univ.) - 9:44.22 - MR, NUR, PB
2. Chikako Mori (Sekisui Kagaku) - 9:45.27 - PB
3. Misaki Sango (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 9:54.21
4. Maki Izumida (Rikkyo Univ.) - 9:59.35 - PB
5. Chika Mukai (Meijo Univ.) - 10:04.23 - PB

Women's 400 mH Final Qualifiers
Aimi Yoshinara (Art Home) - 57.51 (1st, H.1)
Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex RC) - 57.83 (1st, H.3)
Moe Oshiden (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 58.03 (2nd, H.1)
Kana Koyama (Funabashi Municipal H.S.) - 58.03 (3rd, H.1)
Haruka Shibata (Mizuno) - 58.29 (2nd, H.3)
Haruko Ishizuka (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 58.43 (1st, H.2)
Saki Kodama (Waseda Univ.) - 58.65 (4th, H.1)
Satsuki Umehara (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 58.74 (2nd, H.2)

Men's 110 mH Final Qualifiers
Genta Masuno (Monteroza) - 13.59 -0.5 m/s (1st, SF.1)
Hideki Omuro (Otsuka Seiyaku 0 13.65 -0.4 m/s (1st, SF.2)
Takumu Furuya (Waseda Univ.) - 13.77 -0.5 m/s (2nd, SF.1)
Wataru Yazawa (Descente) - 13.79 -0.5 m/s (3rd, SF.1)
Taio Kanai (Tsukuba Univ.) - 13.80 -0.4 m/s (2nd, SF.2)
Hiroki Fudaba (Monteroza) - 13.81 -0.4 m/s (3rd, SF.2)
Taishi Sato (Hitachi Kasei) - 13.84 -0.5 m/s (4th, SF.1)
Masahiro Kagimoto (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 13.91 -0.4 m/s (4th, SF.2)

Women's 100 mH Final Qualifiers
Ayako Kimura (Edion) - 13.37 +0.2 m/s (1st, SF.2)
Masumi Aoki (International Pacific Univ.) - 13.43 +0.2 m/s (2nd, SF.2)
Haruka Abe (Fukushima Univ.) - 13.45 +0.0 m/s (1st, SF.1)
Eriko Aiba (Starts) - 13.49 +0.0 m/s (2nd, SF.1)
Hitomi Shimura (Toho Ginko) - 13.52 +0.0 m/s (3rd, SF.1)
Yumi Tanaka (Kansai Prep Daiichi H.S.) - 13.58 +0.0 m/s (4th, SF.1)
Sayaka Kobayashi (Aichi Kyoiku Univ.) - 13.64 +0.2 m/s (3rd, SF.2)
Chisato Kiyoyama (Miyako City) - 13.69 +0.2 m/s (4th, SF.2)

Jumps

Women's Pole Vault
1. Ayako Aoshima (Niigata Albirex AC) - 4.10 m
2. Miho Imano (Toelle) - 4.00 m
3. Tomomi Abiko (Shiga Lake Stars) - 4.00 m

Men's Long Jump
1. Kota Minemura (Monteroza) - 7.93 m -0.1 m/s
2. Shotaro Shiroyama (Tokai Univ. Hokkaido) - 7.83 m +0.3 m/s
3. Hiroshi Tebira (Okuwa) - 7.72 m -0.3 m/s

Women's Triple Jump
1. Kaede Miyasaka (Nippatsu) - 13:44 m +0.1 m/s - PB
2. Mayu Kogin (Ayumu Athletics) - 12.95 m +0.1 m/s
3. Nahoko Okano (Yumeo Mirai) - 12.89 m +0.4 m/s

Throws

Women's Shot Put
1. Aya Ota (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15.88 m - PB
2. Nanaka Kori (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 15.33 m
3. Chiaki Yoshino (Saitama T&F Assoc.) - 15.20 m

Women's Javelin Throw
1. Risa Miyashita (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 58.35 m
2. Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 57.88 m
3. Haruka Kitaguchi (Nihon Univ.) - 57.23 m

Men's Javelin Throw
1. Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 84.54 m - MR
2. Yukifumi Murakami (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 78.10 m
3. Kohei Hasegawa (Fukui T&F Assoc.) - 76.50 m

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Suzuki, Osako and Murayama Score Places on Rio Olympic Team - 100th National Championships Day One

by Brett Larner
videos c/o JAAF

The 100th edition of the Japanese National Track and Field Championships kicked off Friday at Nagoya's Paloma Mizuho Stadium amid on and off rain, the chance to make the Rio de Janeiro Olympic team there for the top end of the field.



The race of the day was the women's 10000 m, where Japan Post teammates Ayuko Suzuki and Hanami Sekine worked together to both break the JAAF's tough selection standards.  The only woman in the field to have already broken the JAAF's 31:23.17 standard, Suzuki pushed the pace just under JAAF standard territory from the start.  Sekine, with a 31:48.90 best, alternated the lead, the two of them keeping it skimming just under standard pace and taking over when the other slowed.  The rest of the field disappeared one by one, 31:37.32 runner Yuka Takashima, in her debut in the Shiseido team uniform, the last to hang on before the Japan Post pair was free.

In the last 1000 m Suzuki surged away, missing her PB by less than a second but taking the win in 31:18.73.  Sekine went deep on the last lap and came through, clearing the JAAF standard by 0.25 seconds in 31:22.92, a PB by almost 30 seconds.  Takashima cut 2 seconds off her own PB for 3rd in 31:35.76.  Under the complex algebra of the JAAF selection process only Suzuki earned a place on the Rio team, Sekine and Takashima very likely additions but forced to wait until the official team announcement for confirmation.



In the men's 10000 m two men, national record holder Kota Murayama and his Asahi Kasei teammate Tetsuya Yoroizaka, went into Nationals with the JAAF standard of 27:31.43, with eight other men on the entry list having cleared the 28:00.00 Rio standard.  The early going saw a handful of runners yet to qualify lead the way at 2:47/km pace, exactly on target to break 28:00, but when the pace began to slip the field settled back as it became a race among the ones who had already done the work.

Yuta Shitara (Honda), one of the men with the Rio standard, made the first break from the lead pack after 7000 m, pulling away with only Murayama and Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) in tow.  Takashi Ichida (Asahi Kasei), this year's national XC champion and the top Japanese man in most of this season's main track 10000 m, tried to close the gap but was still out of range when Osako went for a long kick over the last 600 m.  Murayama, still on the mend from injury, waited until 300 m to go before trying to chase him down but it was too little too late as Osako sailed on for the win in 28:07.44.  Murayama gave up chasing him at the top of the home straight and actually slowed almost to a stop, looking back over his shoulder to check on Shitara and jogging in with the minimum effort he needed to hang on to 2nd in 28:16.54.  Saving it for Sunday's 5000 m?  Shitara took 3rd in 28:17.51, easily holding off Ichida who was 4th in 28:22.13.

As the winner with a Rio standard Osako scored an assured place on the Rio team.  Likewise, having the JAAF standard and making the top 8 Murayama also met the criteria for a guaranteed place on the team.  Shitara, top 3 with the Rio standard, found himself in the same boat as Sekine and Takashima, his future on hold until the official team announcement.



Other additions to the Rio team came in the women's long jump and men's pole vault.  In the women's long jump Konomi Kai (Volver) won in 6.36 m +0.5 m/s, sealing her trip to Rio after having already hit the JAAF standard of 6.84 m.  The rain prevented quality marks in the men's pole vault but couldn't hold back an exciting battle between national record holder Daichi Sawano (Fujitsu) and rivals Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) and Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno).  Not holding a Rio-qualifying mark of 5.70 m or greater, Sawano cleared 5.60 m on his second try.  Yamamoto and Ogita, both having met the JAAF standard, likewise cleared 5.60 m on their second tries, but with Sawano having cleared 5.50 m on his first attempt he took the win, Yamamoto and Ogita tying for 2nd.  With a Rio standard mark Sawano has until July 11 to get one.  Under the JAAF selection criteria, the top placer in the top 8 to hold a JAAF standard mark would be guaranteed a place on the Rio team.  Yamamoto and Ogita both hold JAAF standard marks and tied for 2nd.  With no evident provision for a tie it would appear that both are in.



In other events with finals on the first day of Nationals, Moeka Kyoya (Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC) won the women's high jump in 1.78 m, Akane Watanabe (Maruwa Unyukikan) the women's hammer throw in 65.33 m and Ryota Kashimura (Monteroza) the men's hammer in 70.81 m.  None qualified for the Rio team but hypothetically have until July 11 to earn qualifying marks.  The once-mighty Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) made a return to the men's hammer, but with a throw of only 64.74 m placed just 12th.



Notable action in qualifying heats and semifinals:
  • High schooler Nozomi Tanaka (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.), daughter of sub-2:30 amateur marathoner Chihiro Tanaka, ran the fastest time in the women's 1500 m heats, 4:19.05.
  • #1 ranked high school boy Hyuga Endo (Gakuho Ishikawa H.S.) ran the all-time #4 Japanese high school time of 3:45.58 to make the men's 1500 m final, taking 2nd in his heat with the 5th-fastest time overall.
  • The only Japanese man with a 400 m Rio qualifying mark, 11-time national champion Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) crapped out in his heat, last in 47.96.  In his place, Asuka Cambridge (Toyo Univ.) stepped up with a 45.54 PB to lead the qualifiers, 0.14 short of the Rio standard.
  • Women's 100 m national record holder Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC), the only Japanese woman to have qualified for Rio so far, had a minor upset in the heats, taking only 2nd overall in 11.85 after some bad luck with a -2.1 m/s headwind.  Nodoka Seko (Crane) took the top seeding for the final in 11.80 with just a -1.1 m/s headwind.  Fukushima must win the final to be assured a place on the Rio team.
  • 10.09 man Kei Takase (Fujitsu) was a scratch in the men's 100 m, leaving it up to favorites Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.), Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) and Asuka Cambridge (Dome).  After uneventful opening round heats Cambridge won Semi-Final 1 in 10.25 with a -0.3 headwind.  Kiryu and Yamagata faced a -1.4 headwind.  To the surprise of fans Yamagata, 10.06 this season outran 10.01 man Kiryu to win Semi-Final 2 in 10.26 to 10.29.  It may not come in Saturday's final, but Japan's hopes for its first sub-10 clocking rest with these three.



100th National Track and Field Championships Day One
doubling as Rio de Janeiro Olympic Trials

Paloma Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, 6/24/16
click here for complete results
athletes in bold earned place on Rio Olympics team
athletes in italics qualified for place on Rio team

Long Distance

Women's 10000 m
1. Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 31:18.73
2. Hanami Sekine (Japan Post) -31:22.92 - PB
3. Yuka Takashima (Shiseido) - 31:35.76 - PB
4. Mizuki Matsuda (Daihatsu) - 32:06.04 - PB
5. Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) - 32:10.48
6. Hisami Ishii (Yamada Denki) - 32:10.96 - PB
7. Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei) - 32:18.09
8. Shiho Takechi (Yamada Denki) - 32:20.94 - PB
9. Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 32:26.44
10. Rei Ohara (Tenmaya) - 32:30.66

Men's 10000 m
1. Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) - 28:07.44
2. Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 28:16.54
3. Yuta Shitara (Honda) - 28:17.51
4. Takashi Ichida (Asahi Kasei) - 28:22.13
5. Keijiro Mogi (Asahi Kasei) - 28:25.52 - PB
6. Shuho Dairokuno (Asahi Kasei) - 28:26.53
7. Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Konica Minolta) - 28:26.92
8. Akinobu Murasawa (Nissin Shokuhin) - 28:29.10
9. Kenta Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 28:37.13
10. Shogo Nakamura (Fujitsu) - 28:39.97

Middle Distance

Women's 1500 m Final Qualifiers
Nozomi Tanaka (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 4:19.05 (1st, H.1)
Tomoka Kimura (Universal Entertainment) - 4:19.15 (2nd, H.1)
Maya Iino (Daiichi Seimei) - 4:19.26 (3rd, H.1)
Wakana Kabasawa (Tokiwa H.S..) - 4:21.52 (4th, H.1)
Karin Yasumoto (Nittai Univ.) - 4:22.31 (5th, H.1)
Mina Ueda (Josai Univ.) - 4:22.59 (1st, H.2)
Ayako Jinnouchi (Kyudenko) - 4:22.80 (2nd, H.2)
Chihiro Sunaga (Shiseido) - 4:22.84 (3rd, H.2)
Yuna Wada (Nagano Higashi H.S.) - 4:22.94 (4th, H.2)
Mai Nishiwaki (Tenmaya) - 4:22.94 (6th, H.1)
Chiaki Morikawa (Uniqlo) - 4:23.22 (5th, H.2)
Nana Kuraoka (Denso) - 4:23.39 (6th, H.2)

Men's 1500 m Final Qualifiers
Yuki Muta (Hitachi Butsuryu) - 3:45.22 (1st, H.1)
Masaki Toda (Nissin Shokuhin) - 3:45.31 (1st, H.2)
Chiharu Nakagawa (Toenec) - 3:45.39 (2nd, H.1)
Koki Takada (Sumitomo Denko) - 3:45.44 (3rd, H.1)
Hyuga Endo (Gakuho Ishikawa H.S.) - 3:45.58 (2nd, H.2) - PB
Yuki Akimoto (Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 3:45.64 (4th, H.1)
Naoki Nakamura (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) - 3:45.65 (3rd, H.2)
Toshiki Imazaki (Osaka Gas) - 3:45.78 (1st, H.3)
Kyosuke Nishioka (Chudenko) - 3:45.87 (4th, H.2)
Mitsutaka Tomita (Nishitetsu) - 3:45.88 (2nd, H.3)
Hikaru Kato (JR Higashi Nihon) - 3:46.05 (3rd, H.3)
Shogo Hata (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 3:46.07 (5th, H.1)

Men's 800 m Final Qualifiers
Sho Kawamoto (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 1:49.72 (1st, H.1)
Masato Yokota (Fujitsu) - 1:50.39 (1st, H.3)
Jun Mitake (Nihon Univ.) - 1:50.10 (2nd, H.1)
Shoei Tanaka (Morioka City Hall) - 1:50.58 (1st, H.2)
Tatsuya Nishikubo (Waseda Univ.) - 1:50.59 (2nd, H.2)
Manabu Oki (Chiba Univ.) - 1:50.73 (2nd, H.3)
Tomonori Tanaka (AGF) - 1:50.75 (3rd, H.2)
Takaomi Watanabe (Nittai Univ.) - 1:50.84 (3rd, H.3)

Sprints

Women's 400 m Final Qualifiers
Seika Aoyama (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 53.28 (1st, H.3)
Rin Aoki (Soyo H.S.) - 53.44 (1st, H.1) - PB
Minami Yoshinara (Art Home) - 53.83 (1st, H.2)
Haruko Ishizuka (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - 54.23 (2nd, H.1)
Kaede Kashiyama (Shigakkan Univ.) - 54.44 (3rd, H.1)
Aki Odagaki (Akaishi T&F Assoc.) - 54.51 (2nd, H.2)
Yuna Shimada (Tsuruga H.S.) - 54.59 (2nd, H.3)
Nanako Matsumoto (Tsukuba Univ.) - 54.68 (3rd, H.3)

Men's 400 m Final Qualifiers
Julian Walsh (Toyo Univ.) - 45.54 (1st, H.3) - PB
Nobuya Kato (Waseda Univ.) - 46.17 (1st, H.1)
Takeshi Fujiwara (Yumeo Mirai) - 46.17 (2nd, H.3)
Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) - 46.55 (1st, H.2)
Kosuke Horii (Josai Univ.) - 46.62 (2nd, H.1)
Kentaro Sato (Josai Univ.) - 46.70 (2nd, H.2)
Hideyuki Hirose (Fujitsu) - 46.70 (3rd, H.3)
Tomoya Tamura (Sumitomo Denko) - 46.76 (3rd, H.3)

Women's 100 m Final Qualifiers
Nodoka Seko (Crane) - 11.80 -1.1 m/s (1st, H.2)
Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC) - 11.85 -2.1 m/s (1st, H.3)
Ami Saito (Tottori Chuo H.S.) - 11.86 -2.1 m/s (2nd, H.3)
Miyu Maeyama (Niigata Iryo Fukushi Univ.) - 11.88 -1.7 m/s (1st, H.1)
Maki Wada (Mizuno) - 11.92 -1.1 m/s (2nd, H.2)
Iyoba Edobah (Nihon Univ.) - 11.94 -1.1 m/s (3rd, H.2)
Mai Fukuda (Tokyo H.S.) - 12.02 -1.7 m/s (2nd, H.1)

Men's 100 m Final Qualifiers
Asuka Cambridge (Dome) - 10.25 -0.3 m/s (1st, SF.1)
Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 10.26 -1.4 m/s (1st, SF.2)
Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 10.29 -1.4 m/s (2nd, SF.2)
Shuji Takahashi (Aichi Ika Univ.) - 10.38 -0.3 m/s (2nd, SF.1)
Kazuma Oseto (Hosei Univ.) - 10.39 -0.3 m/s/ (3rd, SF.1)
Takumi Kuki (NTN) - 10.39 -0.3 m/s (4th, SF.1)
Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) - 10.42 -1.4 m/s (3rd, SF.2)
Tomoya Baba (Lall AC) - 10.49 -1.4 m/s (4th, SF.2)

Hurdles

Men's 400 mH Final Qualifiers
Keisuke Nozawa (Mizuno) - 49.22 (1st, SF.2)
Yuki Matsushita (Mizuno) - 50.03 (1st, SF.1)
Yuta Konishi (Sumitomo Denko) - 50.35 (2nd, SF.2)
Naoya Nakano (Waseda Univ.) - 50.24 (4th, SF.1)
Atsushi Yamada (OPC) - 50.66 (5th, SF.1)
Kazuaki Yoshida (Osaka Gas) - 50.03 (2nd, SF.1)
Naoto Noguchi (Juntendo Univ.) - 50.20 (3rd, SF.1)
Shotaro Tanabe (Chuo Univ.) - 50.78 (3rd, SF.2)

Jumps

Women's High Jump
1. Moeka Kyoya (Hokkaido Hi-Tech AC) - 1.78 m
2. Haruka Hirayama (Hokubu Shidosha Club) - 1.75 m
3. Miyuki Fukumoto (Konan Gakuen AC) - 1.70 m

Women's Long Jump
1. Konomi Kai (Volver) - 6.36 m (+0.5 m/s)
2. Meg Hemphill (Chuo Univ.) - 6.28 m (+1.4 m/s) - PB
3. Tamaka Shimizu (Shinkin) - 6.23 m (+0.4 m/s) - PB

Men's Pole Vault
1. Daichi Sawano (Fujitsu) - 5.60 m
2. Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno) - 5.60 m
2. Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.60 m

Throws

Women's Hammer Throw
1. Akane Watanabe (Maruwa Unyukikan) - 65.33 m
2. Masumi Aya (Maruzen Kogyo) - 64.37 m
3. Hiromi Katsuyama (Tsukuba Univ.) - 62.37 m

Men's Hammer Throw
1. Ryota Kashimura (Monteroza) - 70.81 m - PB
2. Naoki Uematsu (Chukyo Univ.) - 69.48 m - PB
3. Hiroki Akaho (Tottori T&F Assoc.) - 67.67 m - PB
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12. Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) - 64.74 m

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

100th National Championships Schedule and Highlights

Paloma Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, June 24-26
click here for complete timetable
click here for entry list highlights
events in bold include athletes with Rio Olympic standard marks

The 100th National Track and Field Championships, Japan's primary Olympic Trials, will be broadcast live on NHK Sogo and BS1.  Follow @JRNHeadlines and @JRNLive for live coverage.

Friday, June 24
14:30 - Women's High Jump Final
15:00 - Women's Hammer Throw Final
17:00 - Men's Pole Vault Final
18:20 - Women's Long Jump Final 
18:30 - Men's Hammer Throw Final
18:45 - Women's 10000 m Final
19:48 - Men's 10000 m Final

Saturday, June 25
14:15 - Women's Triple Jump Final
14:30 - Women's Javelin Throw Final
14:45 - Women's Shot Put Final
17:30 - Women's Pole Vault Final
17:45 - Women's 3000 mSC Final
18:00 - Men's Long Jump Final
18:05 - Women's 1500 m Final
18:20 - Men's 1500 m Final
18:30 - Men's Javelin Throw Final
19:10 - Men's 800 m Final
19:20 - Women's 400 m Final
19:37 - Men's 400 m Final
19:50 - Men's 400 mH Final
20:20 - Women's 100 m Final
20:35 - Men's 100 m Final

Sunday, June 26
13:30 - Women's Discus Throw Final
13:40 - Men's Shot Put Final
14:30 - Men's High Jump Final
14:40 - Men's Paralympic 1500 m T54 Final
15:00 - Men's Paralympic 100 m T44/47 Final
15:15 - Men's 3000 mSC Final
15:30 - Men's Triple Jump Final
15:35 - Women's 800 m Final
15:50 - Men's 110 mH Final
16:10 - Women's 100 mH Final
16:20 - Men's Discus Throw Final
16:25 - Women's 400 mH Final
16:40 - Women's 5000 m Final
17:05 - Men's 5000 m Final
17:30 - Women's 200 m Final
17:45 - Men's 200 m Final

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rio Olympics Marathoner Fukushi Pulls Out of Sunday's Hakodate Half With Foot Pain, Coach Denies Stress Fracture (updated)

http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJ6Q3JD3J6QKTQ2006.html

translated by Brett Larner

On June 22 the organizers of the June 26 Hakodate Half Marathon announced that Rio Olympics women's marathon team member Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) has pulled out of Sunday's race due to pain in her right foot.  After returning mid-month from a training camp in the U.S.A. Fukushi went to the hospital to undergo examination before making the decision to withdraw.

The details are not clear, but there is a possibility of a stress fracture and the team has opted to take it seriously.  Wacoal head coach Tadayuki Nagayama was cautious looking toward August's main event, commenting, "We really have to watch our step here, but training will continue."  He indicated that Fukushi plans to race abroad in July as a tuneup for Rio.

Update:

http://www.daily.co.jp/newsflash/general/2016/06/22/0009212045.shtml

In response to reports that Rio de Janeiro Olympics women's marathon team member Kayoko Fukushi (34, Team Wacoal) may have sustained a stress fracture, Wacoal head coach Tadayuki Nagayama, 56, denied the news, telling the press, "It is not broken."  He said that she has some inflammation of the fourth metatarsal in her right foot that led them to pull out of the June 26 Hakodate Half Marathon, that there is no fracture, that they are making necessary adjustments to her training and continuing to prepare for the Olympics.

Regarding Fukushi's condition coach Nagayama said, "She can train, but it's possible some problems may surface during the Olympics.  She can really take a lot of pain, so if we overdo it now there's a potential danger [of a stress fracture], yes.  Rest is critical to a quick recovery."

According to coach Nagayama, Fukushi's right foot started to hurt around the time of the May 15 Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, but she continued with her training after that.  This month she underwent two medical examinations at her training base in the U.S. and after returning to Japan on the 18th, but although inflammation of the fourth metatarsal on her right foot was found neither examination discovered a stress fracture.

Currently Fukushi is doing 20-30 km training runs.  "The goal is August 14, so we can't take unnecessary risks now," Nagayama said of the decision to pull out of Hakodate.  She will not race again before Rio, stepping onto the biggest stage with no dry run, but, said coach Nagayama, "She's doing race pace in training, so we'll see how she looks during practice."  Emphasizing that there was no problem, he said, "Although there are some changes to the pace of her workouts in the 50 days left [until the Olympic marathon] we don't plan any major changes.  We'll proceed with preparations at that pace.  As long as she doesn't fall during the race I think she'll be fine."

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Kawauchi Takes Over Three Minutes Off Own 50 km National Record at Okinoshima Ultra

by Brett Larner

Continuing a season that seems to show him returning to his best form, Yuki Kawauchi (Saitama Pref. Gov't) took over three minutes off his own national record as he won the hilly Okinoshima Ultramarathon's 50 km division in 2:44:07.  Run on the island where Kawauchi's late father was born, the Okinoshima Ultra is a Father's Day fixture on Kawauchi's calendar.  The course features a relatively flat first 10 km, three 100 m+ tall ups and downs between 10 and 30 km, and an undulating last 20 km capped by one more major hill with 5 km to go.


"The weather conditions were better than usual, so I decided to go for the course record," Kawauchi told JRN post-race.  Where he has typically opened the first 10 km in 33-34 minutes in past years, this year he went out red-hot, splitting 31:07, 2:11 marathon pace, before hitting the hills.  Over the next 20 km he was slightly slower than in the last two years, but even so with a 1:38:21 split at 30 km projecting to a 2:43:55 finish he was just off pace to hit the world record of 2:43:38.  "Mid-race it got sunny and the wind came up, so it got much tougher," Kawauchi said.


The hills and weather kept the world record just out of reach, but Kawauchi's 2:44:07, 2:18:30 marathon pace, still marked a massive improvement on his 2:47:27 national record two years ago in Okinoshima.  Only two people have ever run faster, South Africa's Thompson Magawana with a 2:43:38 split in the 56 km Two Oceans ultra and American Josh Cox with a 2:43:45 at the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon where Cox ran to a local track after finishing the marathon and ran laps until he had covered 50 km, a mark recognized by USATF as a national record but not considered by others to have been run in a bona fide competition.  "To be honest, it would be very hard to get the world record on this course," Kawauchi said.  "I think I'd like to go for it at Lake Saroma."


At last year's Okinoshima Kawauchi's younger brother Yoshiki Kawauchi made his 100 km debut, suffering home mightily in 11:21:52.  A year older and wiser, Yoshiki returned this year to win the 100 km division in 7:20:31.  It's not every day that you get to run a four-hour PB.  Given the toughness of the 100 km course's hills it's a time that puts him close to national team level if he ever decides to run the fast Lake Saroma course where both the current men's and women's 100 km world records were set.

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Yamanashi Gakuin University Tops Kanto Region Qualifier for November's National University Men's Ekiden

by Brett Larner

November's National University Men's Ekiden is the second of the Big Three University Ekidens, midway in distance and prestige between October's season-opening Izumo Ekiden and January's legendary Hakone Ekiden.  Schools that finished outside the seeded bracket at last year's Nationals have to requalify this month, with the toughest of the qualifying races, the Kanto Region qualifier, happening yesterday in Urawa, Saitama.  Twenty Kanto Region schools fielded eight runners, two from each school in four heats of 10000 m on the track.  The total times of all eight runners are combined to determine the team standings, with the fastest nine schools going on to the national race come November.

Despite not winning a single heat, Yamanashi Gakuin University took the top spot in 4:03:52.82 with runner-up placings in heats 2, 3 and 4 from Junya Uemura, Kenta Ueda and Dominic NyairoNihon University was next in 4:05:20.92 thanks in part to Patrick Wambui winning the fastest heat over YGU's Nyairo.  Nittai University, Takushoku University, Teikyo University, Koku Gakuin University and Chuo Gakuin University took the next five spots to seal up their places at Nationals.

Kanagawa University and Soka University looked set to take the remaining two spots with several good placings in the first three heats, in particular from Soka's Noriaki Oyama who outkicked YGU's Ueda to win Heat 3.  But in Heat 4 Kanagawa's Atsushi Yamato and newcomer Muiru Muthoni from Soka both dropped out, eliminating their teams from the standings.  With a 29:09.76 best Yamato only needed to have run 31:38.78 for Kanagawa to qualify, while Muthoni, a first-year with just a 29:45.32 best, had to manage a 30:34.39 for Soka to make the grade. 

In their places Daito Bunka University and Kokushikan University squeezed into the qualifying bracket.  Juntendo University was the unlucky 10th-placer, just 8 seconds slower than Kokushikan on aggregate time.  The unseasonably hot weather took its toll on times, with team times 5 minutes slower than last year on average.

48th National University Men's Ekiden Kanto Region Qualifier
Komaba Sports Park Field, Urawa, Saitama, 6/18/16
click here for complete results

Team Results - top 9 qualify for Nationals
1. Yamanashi Gakuin Univ. - 4:03:25.82
2. Nihon Univ. - 4:05:20.92
3. Nittai Univ. - 4:05:43.63
4. Takushoku Univ. - 4:05:52.94
5. Teikyo Univ. - 4:05:54.35
6. Koku Gakuin Univ. - 4:05:56.00
7. Chuo Gakuin Univ. - 4:06:02.86
8. Daito Bunka Univ. - 4:06:39.23
9. Kokushikan Univ. - 4:06.58.04
10. Juntendo Univ. - 4:07:06.47
DNF - Kanagawa Univ.
DNF - Soka Univ.

Heat 1
1. Yuki Murakami (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 30:41.91
2. Yusho Miyazaki (Nittai Univ.) - 30:46.60
3. Koya Nakagami (Kanagawa Univ.) - 30:51.62

Heat 2
1. Hotaka Murofushi (Nittai Univ.) - 30:29.86
2. Junya Uemura (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 31:00.68
3. Yuki Suzuki (Kanagawa Univ.) - 31:02.21

Heat 3
1. Noriaki Oyama (Soka Univ.) - 30:15.29
2. Kenta Ueda (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 30:19.03
3. Hideaki Sumiyoshi (Kokushikan Univ.) - 30:19.18

Heat 4
1. Patrck Mathenge Wambui (Nihon Univ.) - 28:45.84
2. Dominic Nyairo (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 28:46.80
3. Workneh Derese (Takushoku Univ.) - 28:54.20
4. Kengo Suzuki (Kanagawa Univ.) - 29:08.40
5. Kai Takeshita (Teikyo Univ.) - 29:10.82
DNF - Atsushi Yamato (Kanagawa Univ.)
DNF - Muiru Muthoni (Soka Univ.)

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Grandma's Marathon - Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

Suehiro Ishikawa, Yusei Nakao, host family Jamie and Kenji Ogura and crew post-race.

Rio Olympics men's marathon team member Suehiro Ishikawa (Team Honda) took 2nd in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon at Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, a solid tuneup performance ahead of August's main event.  Ishikawa finished less than 30 seconds behind winner Macdonald Ondara (Kenya).

Making his international full marathon debut at Grandma's, Yusei Nakao (Smiley Angel AC), the top Japanese man at May's Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, struggled to deal with temperatures that climbed to 24 degrees, dropping from the lead pack before halfway and fading to 17th overall.   

Elisha Barno (Kenya) won in 2:11:26.  Sarah Kiptoo (Kenya) won the women's race in 2:33:28, with Ethiopian Simegn Abnet Yeshanbel breaking up the Kenyan domination as she won the women's half in 1:13:22.

40th Grandma's Marathon
Duluth, MN, U.S.A., 6/18/16
click here for complete results

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon - Men
1. Macdonald Ondara (Kenya) - 1:03:34
2. Suehiro Ishikawa (Japan/Honda) - 1:04:02
3. Jordan Chipangama (Zambia) - 1:04:50
4. Joe Moore (U.S.A.) - 1:05:10
5. Ben Sathre (U.S.A.) - 1:05:19

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon - Women
1. Simegn Abnet Yeshanbel (Ethiopia) - 1:13:22
2. Hellen Jemutai (Kenya) - 1:14:05
3. Kimi Reed (U.S.A.) - 1:15:45
4. Mona Stockhecke (Germany) - 1:16:30
5. Laura Paulsen (U.S.A.) - 1:16:39

Grandma's Marathon - Men
1. Elisha Barno (Kenya) - 2:11:26
2. Weldon Kirui (Kenya) - 2:12:26
3. Kimutai Cheruiyot (Kenya) - 2:14:02
4. Jacob Chemtai (Kenya) - 2:16:59
5. Werkuneh Seyoum Aboye (Ethiopia) - 2:17:07
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17. Yusei Nakao (Japan/Smiley Angel) - 2:25:55

Grandma's Marathon - Women
1. Sarah Kiptoo (Kenya) - 2:33:28
2. Serkalem Abrha (Ethiopia) - 2:34:20
3. Clara Santucci (U.S.A.) - 2:34:55
4. Lauren Jimison (U.S.A.) - 2:35:30
5. Kelsey Bruce (U.S.A.) - 2:36:07

photo © 2016 Kenji Ogura, all rights reserved 
text © 2016 Brett Larner, all rights reserved

Thursday, June 16, 2016

100th Japanese National Track and Field Championships Entry List Highlights

by Brett Larner

Next weekend marks the 100th edition of the Japanese National Track and Field Championships, all the more important in their role as the primary trials event for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic team.  The JAAF's standards and Olympic qualification protocol are byzantine and labyrinthine, requiring four pages of detailed explanation, but at the risk of oversimplifying to the point fans can more or less follow it they basically boil down to the following:

  • Anyone who has hit the JAAF's standards by the end of the National Championships and is the top athlete with the JAAF standard in the top 8 in their event at Nationals is on the Rio team.
  • Anyone who has hit the Rio Olympics standards by the end of Nationals and wins their event is on the Rio team.
  • Anyone who has hit the JAAF's standards by the end of Nationals and makes the top 8 will get first consideration for whatever spots remain.
  • Anyone who has hit the Rio Olympic standards by the end of the National Championships and makes the top 3 in their event there is next in line.
  • Anyone who has the Rio standards by the end of Nationals and was the top Japanese finisher in one of the spring's designated Grand Prix events is next as long as they make the top eight at Nationals.
  • Anyone with the Rio standards by the end of Nationals who doesn't fit the above but the JAAF likes is next.
  • Top-placing athletes can chase standards after Nationals in most events except the 5000 m and 10000 m.

12 athletes in 9 events distributed pretty evenly across everything except middle distance have the magic JAAF standards and as a result a bit of breathing room:

  • Men's 100 m (10.01) - Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 10.01
  • Men's 200 m (20.28) - Kenji Fujimitsu (Zenrin) - 20.13, Kei Takase (Fujitsu) - 20.14
  • Men's 10000 m (27:31.43) - Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 27:29.69, Tetusya Yoroizaka (Asahi Kasei) - 27:29.74
  • Women's 10000 m (31:23.17) - Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 31:18.16
  • Men's 400 mH (48.74) - Keisuke Nozawa (Mizuno) - 48.67
  • Men's Pole Vault (5.70 m) - Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.77 m, Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno) - 5.70 m
  • Women's Long Jump (6.84 m) - Konomi Kai (Volver) - 6.84 m
  • Men's Javelin Throw (84.32 m) - Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 84.66 m
  • Women's Javelin Throw (63.34 m) - Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 63.80 m

51 more athletes in 15 events go into Nationals with Rio qualifying marks in hand, 8 in sprints, 35 in distance events, 4 in hurdles and 4 in jumps.  The women's 10000 m looks set to be this year's big battle royale, with 19 women with the Rio standard on the entry list led by Ayuko Suzuki's JAAF standard-worthy 31:18.16.  The men's 10000 m is also big, with 10 men entered with the Rio standard including teammates and joint national record breakers Kota Murayama and Tetsuya Yoroizaka under the JAAF standard.  The men's 100 m and 200 m and both the men's and women's 5000 m all have the potential to see full three-athlete rosters sent to Rio, both the men's 100 m and the women's 5000 m with more Rio-qualified athletes entered than spots available.  The men's pole vault could also see a team of three if national record holder Daichi Sawano is able to get back on top of his game.

JRN will be on-site to cover the National Track and Field Championships live.  Check back closer to race date for more previews and details on coverage.

100th National Track and Field Championships
doubling as Rio de Janeiro Olympic Trials
Paloma Mizuho Stadium, Nagoya, June 24-26, 2016
click here for complete entry lists
times listed are best within qualifying period except where noted

Sprints

Men's 100 m
JAAF standard: 10.01
Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) - 10.01
Rio standard: 10.16
Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 10.06
Kei Takase (Fujitsu) - 10.09
Asuka Cambridge (Dome) - 10.10
Not qualified
Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) - 10.19
Kazuma Oseto (Hosei Univ.) - 10.19

Women's 100 m
Rio standard: 11.32
Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido HiTec AC) - 11.23
Not qualified
Yuki Tomizawa (Toyama Univ.) - 11.56
Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 11.56
Nodoka Seko (Crane) - 11.60
Saori Kitakaze (Hokkaido HiTec AC) - 11.60

Men's 200 m
JAAF standard: 20.28
Kenji Fujimitsu (Zenrin) - 20.13
Kei Takase (Fujitsu) - 20.14
Rio standard: 20.50
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 20.38
Not qualified
Kazuma Oseto (Hosei Univ.) - 20.55
Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) - 20.57
Yuichi Kobayashi (Mizuno) - 20.65
Shota Hara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 20.65
Yuki Koike (Keio Univ.) - 20.69
Kotaro Taniguchi (Chuo Univ.) - 20.69

Women's 200 m
Rio standard: 23.20
Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido HiTec AC) - 23.11
Not qualified
Kana Ichikawa (Mizuno) - 23.60
Seika Aoyama (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 23.68
Sayaka Fujisawa (Cerespo) - 23.81
Ami Saito (Kurashiki Chuo H.S.) - 23.96

Men's 400 m
Rio standard: 45.40
Yuzo Kanemaru (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 45.22
Not qualified
Takeshi Fujiwara (Yumeomirai) - 45.44
Takamasa Kitagawa (Juntendo Univ.) - 45.52
Kentaro Sato (Josai Univ.) - 45.58
Julian Walsh (Toyo Univ.) - 45.64

Women's 400 m (Rio standard: 52.20)
Not qualified
Sayaka Aoki (Toho Ginko) - 53.05
Seika Aoyama (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 53.07
Sayaka Fujisawa (Cerespo) - 53.14
Haruko Ishizuka (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - 53.22
Konomi Takeishi (Toho Ginko) - 53.58

Middle Distance

Men's 800 m (Rio standard: 1:46.00)
Not qualified
Sho Kawamoto (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 1:46.52
Masato Yokota (Fujitsu) - 1:46.54
Tomonori Tanaka (AGF) - 1:48.25
Naoto Arayasu (Juntendo Univ.) - 1:48.32
Daisuke Sakurai (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 1:48.48

Women's 800 m (Rio standard: 2:01.50)
Not qualified
Yume Kitamura (Nittai Univ.) - 2:04.57
Ran Urabe (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 2:04.86
Monami Mashita (Cerespo) - 2:05.99
Hana Yamada (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 2:06.21
Ryoko Hirano (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2:06.37

Men's 1500 m (Rio standard: 3:36.20)
Not qualified
Masaki Toda (Nissin Shokuhin) - 3:39.67
Daiki Hirose (Osaka Gas) - 3:42.15
Tatsuhiko Hori (Toyo Univ.) - 3:42.51
Toshihiro Kenmotsu (NTT Nishi Nihon) - 3:42.69
Tatsuro Okazaki (Osaka Gas) - 3:42.84

Women's 1500 m (Rio standard: 4:07.00)
Not qualified
Nozomi Tanaka (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 4:15.55
Ayako Jinnouchi (Kyudenko) - 4:15.63
Chihiro Sunaga (Shiseido) - 4:15.69
Risa Shibuya (Yamada Denki) - 4:16.72
Maya Iino (Daiichi Seimei) - 4:17.28

Long Distance

Men's 5000 m
Rio standard: 13:25.00
Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) - 13:08.40
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Asahi Kasei) - 13:12.63
Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 13:19.62
Not qualified
Shuho Dairokuno (Asahi Kasei) - 13:28.61
Takanori Ichikawa (Hitachi Butsuryu) - 13:28.91
Naohiro Domoto (JR Higashi Nihon) - 13:32.72
Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA) - 13:34.02
Hazuma Hattori (Toyo Univ.) - 13:34.64
Yuta Shitara (Honda) - 13:34.68
Takashi Ichida (Asahi Kasei) - 13:35.19

Women's 5000 m
Rio standard: 15:24.00
Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 15:08.29
Yuka Miyazaki (Kyudenko) - 15:16.43
Misaki Onishi (Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:16.82
Azusa Sumi (Universal Entertainment) - 15:17.62
Kasumi Nishihara (Yamada Denki) - 15:20.20
Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei) - 15:21.40
Not qualified
Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:25.54
Natsuki Omori (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 15:28.32
Hanami Sekine (Japan Post) - 15:28.88
Yuka Mukai (Sera H.S.) - 15:31.92

Men's 10000 m
JAAF standard: 27:31.43
Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 27:29.69
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Asahi Kasei) - 27:29.74
Rio standard: 28:00.00
Kenta Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 27:39.95
Yuta Shitara (Honda) - 27:42.71
Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) - 27:45.24
Shuho Dairokuno (Asahi Kasei) - 27:46.55
Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Konica Minolta) - 27:55.02
Hiroyuki Yamamoto (Konica Minolta) - 27:55.40
Hiroyuki Ono (Nissin Shokuhin) - 27:57.85
Ken Yokote (Fujitsu) - 27:58.40

Women's 10000 m
JAAF standard: 31:23.17
Ayuko Suzuki (Japan Post) - 31:18.16
Rio standard: 32:15.00
Yuka Takashima (Hofu T&F Assoc.) - 31:37.32
Miyuki Uehara (Daiichi Seimei) - 31:38.80
Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 31:44.79
Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) - 31:44.86
Ayumi Hagiwara (Uniqlo) - 31:46.58
Rei Ohara (Tenmaya) - 31:48.31
Hanami Sekine (Japan Post)  31:48.90
Yuki Mitsunobu (Denso) - 31:56.92
Michi Numata (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 32:03.95
Kasumi Nishihara (Yamada Denki) - 32:06.48
Yuka Ando (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 32:07.37
Yuki Hidaka (Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 32:10.76
Rina Yamazaki (Panasonic) - 32:11.40
Mizuki Matsuda (Daihatsu) - 32:12.25
Reia Iwade (Noritz) - 32:13.21
Risa Yokoe (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 32:13.30
Akane Yabushita (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 32:13.55
Sayaka Kuwahara (Sekisui Kagaku) - 32:14.43

Hurdles

Men's 110 mH
Rio standard: 13.47
Wataru Yazawa (Descente) - 13.47
Not qualified
Hideki Omuro (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 13.54
Genta Masuno (Monteroza) - 13.64
Masahiro Kagimoto (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 13.72
Yuta Notoya (Kokushikan Univ.) - 13.74

Women's 100 mH (Rio standard: 13.00)
Not qualified
Ayako Kimura (Edion) - 13.22
Hitomi Shimura (Toho Ginko) - 13.24
Masumi Aoki (Int'l Pacific Univ.) - 13.28
Anri Tanaka (Konan Univ.) - 13.30
Airi Ito (Sumitomo Denko) - 13.34

Men's 400 mH
JAAF standard: 48.74
Keisuke Nozawa (Mizuno) - 48.67
Rio standard: 49.40
Yuki Matsushita (Mizuno) - 49.10
Takayuki Kishimoto (Fujitsu) - 49.17
Not qualified
Yuta Konishi (Sumitomo Denko) - 49.58
Naoya Nakano (Waseda Univ.) - 49.60

Women's 400 mH
Rio standard: 56.20
Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex RC) - 56.14
Not qualified
Haruko Ishizuka (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 56.75
Aimi Yoshinara (Art Home) - 56.94
Miku Fujihara (Sumitomo Denko) - 57.71
Satsuki Umehara (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 58.02

Men's 3000 mSC (Rio standard: 8:30.00)
Not qualified
Hironori Tsuetaki (Fujitsu) - 8:32.89
Aoi Matsumoto (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 8:33.69
Jun Shinoto (Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 8:34.81
Minato Yamashita (NTN) - 8:36.61
Kosei Yamaguchi (Aisan Kogyo) - 8:36.78
Kazuya Shiojiri (Juntendo Univ.) - 8:37.84

Women's 3000 mSC (Rio standard: 9:45.00)
Not qualified
Anju Takamizawa (Matsuyama Univ.) - 9:53.72
Chikako Mori (Sekisui Kagaku) - 9:58.74
Soyoka Segawa (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 9:58.81
Chika Mukai (Meijo Univ.) - 10:00.40
Misaki Mishima (Matsuyama Univ.) - 10:05.94

Jumps

Men's High Jump
Rio standard: 2.29 m
Naoto Tobe (Ando Zaidan) - 2.29 m
Not qualified
Takashi Eto (AGF) - 2.28 m
Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2.28 m
Hiromi Takahari (Hitachi ICT)  2.28 m
Ryoichi Akamatsu (Gifu Univ.) - 2.25 m

Women's High Jump (Rio standard: 1.93 m)
Not qualified
Yuki Watanabe (Mirai Techno) - 1.84 m
Sumire Hata (Mukogawa Joshi Univ.) - 1.82 m
Miyuki Fukumoto (Konan Gakuen AC) - 1.81 m
Yuka Aiba (Tokamachi T&F Assoc.) - 1.81 m
Julia Tsuda (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - 1.81 m

Men's Pole Vault
JAAF/Rio standard: 5.70 m
Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.77 m
Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno) - 5.70 m
Not qualified
Daichi Sawano (Fujitsu) - 5.62 m
Hiroki Sasase (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 5.51 m
Akira Onodera (Sanuma PVC) - 5.43 m

Women's Pole Vault (Rio standard: 4.50 m)
Not qualified
Tomomi Abiko (Shiga Lake Stars) - 4.33 m
Miho Imano (Toelle) - 4.20 m
Megumi Hamana (Bell Japan AC) - 4.20 m
Megumi Nakada (Mitoshin AC) - 4.20 m
Kanae Tatsuta (Monteroza) - 4.15 m

Men's Long Jump
Rio standard: 8.15 m
Yohei Sugai (Mizuno) - 8.18 m
Not qualified
Shinichiro Shimono (Kyudenko) - 8.11 m
Tomoya Takamasa (Juntendo Univ.) - 8.03 m
Kota Minemura (Monteroza) - 7.95 m
Shotaro Shiroyama (Tokai Univ. Hokkaido) - 7.95 m

Women's Long Jump
JAAF standard: 6.84 m
Konomi Kai (Volver) - 6.84 m
Not qualified (Rio standard: 6.70 m)
Yurina Hiraka (Atsugi T&F Assoc.) - 6.43 m
Hitomi Nakano (Ibaraki T&F Assoc.) - 6.28 m
Hitomi Kawamura (Shunan City Hall) - 6.18 m
Yu Yamada (Tsukuba Univ.) - 6.15 m

Men's Triple Jump
Rio standard: 16.85 m
Daigo Hasegawa (Hitchi ICT) - 16.88 m
Kohei Yamashita (Tsukuba Univ.) - 16.85 m
Not qualified
Kazuyoshi Ishikawa (Nagano Yoshida AC) - 16.77 m
Ryoma Yamamoto (Juntendo Univ.) - 16.68 m
Yuma Okabe (Kyudenko) - 16.41 m

Women's Triple Jump (Rio standard: 14.15 m)
Not qualified
Kaede Miyasaka (Nippatsu) - 13.27 m
Waka Maeda (Super Hotel) - 13.18 m
Eri Sakamoto (Tokyo T&F Assoc.) - 13.05 m
Mayu Kogin (Ayumu Athletics) - 13.03 m
Chikako Masumi (Kyudenko) - 12.96 m

Throws

Men's Shot Put (Rio standard: 20.50 m)
Not qualified
Satoshi Hatase (Alsok) - 18.78 m
Taichi Nakamura (Mizuno) - 17.90 m
Hayato Yamamoto (Fukubi Giken) - 17.85 m
Ikuhiro Miyauchi (Nichidai Sakuramon AC) - 17.76 m
Takahisa Suzuki (Okuwa) - 17.22 m

Women's Shot Put (Rio standard: 17.75 m)
Not qualified
Nanaka Kori (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 16.19 m
Aya Ota (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15.72 m
Chiaki Yoshino (Saitama T&F Assoc.) - 15.39 m
Shoko Matsuda (Niigata Albirex RC) - 15.14 m
Hitomi Naganuma (Kokushikan Univ.) - 14.99 m

Men's Discus Throw (Rio standard: 65.00 m)
Not qualified
Yuji Tsutsumi (Alsok) - 58.71 m
Go Chinen (Zenrin) - 56.14 m
Kengo Anbo (Ehime T&F Assoc.) - 55.68
Shigeo Hatakeyama (Zenrin) - 55.43 m
Masateru Yugami (Toyota) - 54.81 m

Women's Discus Throw (Rio standard: 61.00 m)
Not qualified
Ayumi Takahashi (S.T.T.) - 54.22 m
Natsumi Fujimori (Juntendo Univ.) - 52.97 m
Nanaka Kori (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 52.14 m
Eriko Nakata (Shikoku Univ.) - 51.07 m
Ai Shikimoto (Niigata Albirex RC) - 50.98

Men's Hammer Throw (Rio standard: 77.00 m)
Not qualified
Yushiro Hosaka (Alsok) - 70.46 m
Ryota Kashimura (Monteroza) - 68.97 m
Toru Tanaka (Mizuno) - 68.80 m
Hiroaki Doi (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 67.64 m
Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) - no mark

Women's Hammer Throw (Rio standard: 71.00 m)
Not qualified
Akane Watanabe (Maruwa Unyukikan) - 66.79 m
Masumi Aya (Maruzen Kogyo) - 66.38 m
Hiromi Katsuyama (Tsukuba Univ.) - 62.96 m
Wakana Sato (Toho Ginko) - 59.90 m
Misaki Fukushima (Ehime T&F Assoc.) - 59.89 m

Men's Javelin Throw
JAAF standard: 84.32 m
Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 84.66 m
Not qualified (Rio standard: 83.00 m)
Yukifumi Murakami (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 79.93 m
Roderick Genki Dean (Mizuno) - 79.59 m
Kohei Hasegawa (Fukui T&F Assoc.) - 78.66 m
Taisei Aibara (Nihon Univ.) - 77.40 m

Women's Javelin Throw
JAAF standard: 63.34 m
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 63.80 m
Not qualified (Rio standard: 62.00 m)
Haruka Kitaguchi (Nihon Univ.) - 61.38 m
Risa Yamashita (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 59.10 m
Ai Yamanouchi (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 58.76 m
Mikako Yamashita (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 58.59 m

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