translated by Brett Larner
On Oct. 16, Nagoya's Meijo University held a support rally for its women's ekiden team which will be competing at the 26th National University Women's Ekiden Championships, the Morinomiyako Ekiden, in Sendai on Oct. 26. Meijo last won a national title in 2005; it finished 2nd in 2006 and was 3rd last year. Senior captain Eri Sato (22), told supporters, "Our goal is to win, but whatever happens we want to be able to say we came out of Nationals having exceeded our own expectations. Our biggest rivals are ourselves."
Meijo University will host a viewing of the Morinomiyako Ekiden at its Nakamura-ku Meieki campus.