by Brett Larner
Suma Gakuen H.S. senior Kazuto Nishiike brought his best to the second day of the 2010 Hyogo Relay Carnival on Apr. 24, taking 10 seconds off his own meet record in the high school boys' 5000 m with a PB 13:58.68. Surprisingly, Nishiike was not alone as Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S. senior Shota Shinjo was close behind, just sneaking under 14 minutes with a 13:59.61 PB which likewise cleared the old meet record. The high school girls' 3000 m was leisurely by comparison as Nishiike's teammates Mika Kobayashi and Keiko Osako went 1-2, Kobayashi winning in 9:45.32.
The Hyogo Relay Carnival continues the afternoon of Apr. 25 with the Grand Prix 1500 m and 10000 m A-heats.
2010 Hyogo Relay Carnival Day Two - Top Finishers
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High School Boys' 5000 m
1. Kazuto Nishiike (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 13:58.68 - MR, PB
2. Shota Shinjo (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 13:59.61 - MR, PB
3. Hayato Yamada (Nishiwaki Kogyo H.S.) - 14:11.55
High School Girls' 3000 m
1. Mika Kobayashi (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 9:45.32
2. Keiko Osako (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 9:46.58
3. Sumire Kojima (Tatsuno H.S.) - 9:46.87
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