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Four Under 14 in High School 5000 m - National Sports Festival Day Three

2010 National Sports Festival - Top Results
Oct. 3, Chiba Sogo Sports Center Stadium
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High School Boys' 5000 m - final
1. Titus Waroru (Kenya/Chinzei H.S.) - 13:39.43
2. Genki Yagisawa (Nasu Takuyo H.S.) - 13:57.37
3. Takashi Ichida (Kagoshima Jitsugyo H.S.) - 13:57.76
4. Shogo Nakamura (Ueno Kogyo H.S.) - 13:59.88
5. Norihisa Imai (Gijuku Ishikawa H.S.) - 14:06.98
6. Kazuto Nishiike (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 14:07.58
7. Kenta Murayama (Meisei H.S.) - 14:07.91
8. Naoki Shimada (Hamamatsu Nittai H.S.) - 14:12.48
9. Ryoma Takeuchi (Tokai Oyamagata H.S.) - 14:13.14
10. Kei Fumimoto (Rakunan H.S.) - 14:17.73

Women's 1500 m - final
1. Mika Yoshikawa (Team Panasonic) - 4:12.38 - MR
2. Ayako Jinnouchi (Team Kyudenko) - 4:18.22
3. Yukari Soh (Team Asahi Kasei) - 4:18.38

High School Girls' 1500 m - final (10/2)
1. Risa Yokoe (Suma Gakuen H.S.) - 4:16.90 - MR
2. Tomoka Kimura (Chikushi Jogakuen H.S.) - 4:17.93 - MR
3. Shiho Takeda (Tokiwa H.S.) - 4:23.39

Men's 1500 m - final
1. Yasunori Murakami (Team Fujitsu) - 3:43.80
2. Takanori Matsumoto (SDF Academy) - 3:44.29
3. Hiroshi Ino (Team Fujitsu) - 3:44.39


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