Friday, May 2, 2008

Takayuki Matsumiya, Yuriko Kobayashi, Yuki Sato and Hideaki Date to Run in Stanford (updated)

by Brett Larner

5000 m national record holder Takayuki Matsumiya (Team Konica-Minolta), women`s 1500 m national record holder Yuriko Kobayashi, university star Yuki Sato (Tokai University) and Sato`s former teammate Hideaki Date, making his professional debut with Team Chugoku Denryoku, are scheduled to headline the Japanese contingent at the May 4 Cardinal Invitational at Stanford University. Stanford has historically been an important meet for Japanese runners, with marks including Toshinari Takaoka`s 10000 m national record set at the meet.

Japanese entrants by event:

Men`s 800 - Heat 3
Taiki Tsutsumi (Team Acom), PB: 1:49.22

Men`s 1500 - Heat 2
Yasuhiro Tago (Team Chugoku Denryoku), PB: 3:40.36

Men`s 10000 - Heat 1
Takayuki Matsumiya (Team Konica-Minolta), PB: 27:50.20
Yuki Sato (Tokai University), PB: 27:51.65
Satoshi Irifune (Team Kanebo), PB: 27:53.92
Yuki Nakamura (Team Kanebo), PB: 28:12.37
Naoki Okamoto (Team Chugoku Denryoku), PB: 28:15.52
Suehiro Ishikawa (Team Honda), PB: 28:18.30
Hideaki Date (Team Chugoku Denryoku), PB: 28:21.32

Women`s 800 - Heat 1
Akari Kishikawa (Team Noritz), PB: 2:04.62

Women`s 1500 - Heat 1
Yuriko Kobayashi (Team Toyota Jidoshokki), PB: 4:07.86 (NR)
Nanae Kuwashiro (Team Acom), PB: 4:14.05

Women`s 3000 SC - Heat 1
Yoshika Tatsumi (Team Noritz), PB: 9:57.02

Women`s 5000 - Heat 2
Korei Omata (Team Acom), PB: 16:14.09

Women`s 10000 - Heat 1
Hiromi Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai), PB: 31:35.18

Women`s 10000 - Heat 2
Takami Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai), PB: 32:17.19


A complete list of entrants for all events is available here.

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