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Uehara Sets 1500 m Meet Record for Second-Straight Southern Kyushu High School Championships Title

translated by Brett Larner

On the second day of the Southern Kyushu Regional High School Track and Field Championships at Kumamoto's Umakana Yokana Stadium, defending girls' 1500 m champion Miyuki Uehara (3rd yr., Kagoshima Joshi H.S.) won again in a meet record 4:22.08.  In the boys' 4x100 m relay, Naha Nishi H.S. (Okinawa) set a meet record of 40.85 to take the title.  Yumi Nobayashi (Kyushu Gakuin H.S.) took her third-straight girls' 100 m victory in 11.98.


Bruce said…
I watched the Saturday events at the Kanto HS championships this weekend in Saitama. The girls 1500 meter finals on Saturday was packed, the North and South heats combining to feature 18 or so girls who have run under 4:30. Yurina Sakai of Chiba Kashiwa Nittai ran a 4:29.58 in the South prelims and failed to get one of the 12 spots the finals - something that I would think to be extremely rare high school competition.

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