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Yoshikawa Has Rare 5000 m Win at Brasschaat

by Brett Larner

Three-time 1500 m national champion Mika Yoshikawa (Team Panasonic) had an excellent day at the July 11 Brasschaat meet in Belgium, breaking her four year-old 5000 m PB by 11 seconds to win the women's 5000 m in 15:28.44. Steepler Hiroyoshi Umegae (Team NTN) also had a good day as he won the men's 3000 m in 8:02.09. All told, five Japanese athletes won their events at the meet. A summary of results:

2010 Brasschaat Meet - Top Results
Women's 5000 m
1. Mika Yoshikawa (Team Panasonic) - 15:28.44 - PB
2. Freya Murray (GBR) - 15:31.17
3. Allison Grace (USA) - 15:50.00

Men's 3000 m
1. Hiroyoshi Umegae (Team NTN) - 8:02.09
2. Jordan Horn (USA) - 8:03.73
3. Steffen Iliczka (Germany) - 8:09.88

Men's 1500 m
1. Jeff See (USA) - 3:40.94
2. Wouter De Boer (Netherlands) - 3:41.12
3. Andrew Jesien (USA) - 3:41.23
8. Fumikazu Kobayashi (Team Fujitsu) - 3:41.89

Men's 1500 m B-heat
1. Hiroshi Ino (Team NTN) - 3:45.70
2. Tom Van Rooy (Belgium) - 3:46.50
3. Abdelghan Hamaraoui (Algeria) - 3:46.89

Men's 800 m
1. Darren St. Clair (GBR) - 1:46.59
2. Prince Mumba (Zambia) - 1:46.74
3. David Torrance (USA) - 1:46.96
4. Masato Yokota (Team Fujitsu) - 1:48.49
10. Ryosuke Awazu (Japan) - 1:53.97

Men's 800 m B-heat
1. Hikaru Miyazaki (Japan) - 1:51.82
2. Quentin Charlet (France) - 1:53.81
3. Lars Paardekooper (Netherlands) - 1:54.16

Men's Discus Throw
1. Shigeo Hatakeyama (Japan) - 56.40 m
2. Colin Boevers (USA) - 52.72 m
3. Stefan Dekker (Netherlands) - 45.43 m

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