Thursday, June 5, 2014

2014 Japanese National Track and Field Championships Preview

by Brett Larner
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With the Japanese Federation getting serious about this fall’s Asian Games as Japan’s buildup to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics gets underway, Fukushima plays host to the 98th edition of the National Track and Field Championships this weekend. Several events have seen national records fall this season, and there is the potential for more including one key distance record.

Friday

Friday’s main long distance race is the women’s 10000 m. Last year Hitomi Niiya lapped the entire field to set a meet record of 31:06.67 for the win, but with Niiya apparently serious about her retirement last year’s 2nd through 4th-place finishers will have a go at succeeding her for the national title. 2013 runner-up Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku) made a decent marathon debut at London in April and will be returning to the track for her first major race since then. Ayumi Hagiwara (Team Uniqlo) has run big for most of the year since finishing 3rd behing Shimizu, taking her PB down to 31:45.29 and dropping a 15:21 split for 5 km in the middle of her 1:10:17 half marathon debut in Matsue this spring, but in her last few races she has been relatively flat. Despite a lack of comparable credentials, Miho Ihara (Team Sekisui Kagaku) hung on to Shimizu and Hagiwara last year for 4th and could get past them this year if either falters.

Potential competition for the national title should come from collegiate road 10 km national record holder Kasumi Nishihara (Team Yamada Denki), who ran a PB 31:53.69 earlier this season, and 2014 Marugame Half Marathon winner Eri Makikawa (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC), who just missed 31-minute territory this season with a 32:00.25 best.

Friday also features the men’s 3000 mSC, not a major event in Japan but promising a good race with two-time defending champion Minato Yamashita (Team NTN) and past national champions Jun Shinoto (Team Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) and Tsuyoshi Takeda (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC). The other main events of the first day of competition will be the women’s pole vault and women’s javelin throw, featuring national record holders Tomomi Abiko (Shiga Lake Stars) and Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC).

Saturday

Saturday promises the best race of the Championships, the men’s 10000 m. Three-time defending national champion Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) comes in with the fastest time of the season, 27:46.59. All-time Japanese #3 over 10000 m with a best of 27:38.25, the last two years he has made a cottage industry of sitting on Waseda University’s Suguru Osako, all-time #4 at 27:38.31, and outkicking him by less than a second, but with Osako graduating this spring, signing on as Sato’s Nissin teammate, then heading to Oregon to train with the Nike Oregon Project alongside Olympic 10000 m medalists Mo Farah (GBR) and Galen Rupp (U.S.A.), Sato is going to need a bigger run.

And he doesn’t have just Osako to worry about. Komazawa University’s Kenta Murayama has been dominating Japanese distance running this spring, running an all-time Japanese #3 1:00:50 half marathon in February to wind down his junior year and then starting off his senior year with 27:49.94 and 13:34.53 PBs on the track, unafraid to go head-to-head with superior competition in all three races. With recent sub-28 young hopes Keita Shitara (Team Konica Minolta), Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Team Asahi Kasei), Yuta Shitara (Team Honda) and Chihiro Miyawaki (Team Toyota) on the list and Osako, in Eugene watching Rupp set a 26:44.36 U.S national record last weekend, tweeting, “This reinforces to me that Japanese long distance can’t keep just going along the way it has been. Let’s do it!” hopes are high that if the weather is right Toshinari Takaoka’s 27:35.09 NR may finally fall.

Given the level of Japanese middle distance the men’s and women’s 1500 m don’t promise much, but the 200 m both look good, with national record holder Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) leading the women’s field and 2010 World Junior Champion Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) on top of the men’s field. Worth watching among Iizuka’s main competition is little-known Shota Hara (Jobu Univ.), who ran a massive PB two weeks ago at the Kanto Regional University Track and Field Championships to beat London Olympian Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) and set a D2 meet record of 20.41, also tying Yamagata’s best.

In jumps and throws, the great Koji Murofushi (Mizuno), at age 39 still far ahead of anyone else in Japan, returns yet again for what will be an incredible 20th-straight men’s hammer throw national title if he is even 80% ready. The competition in the men’s pole vault is closer, with national record holder Daichi Sawano (Team Fujitsu) hoping to retake the #1 spot against two-time defending national champion Seito Yamamoto (Team Toyota) and the ascendant Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno).

Sunday

It’s strange to see Kenyan pacers in another country’s National Championships, but that’s what you get in both the men’s and women’s 5000 m on Sunday. Three Kenyans, Grace Kimanzi (Team Starts), Felista Wanjugu (Team Univ. Ent.) and promising Aomori Yamada H.S. graduate Rosemary Wanjiru (Team Starts) lead last year’s Japanese top four, Misaki Onishi (Team Sekisui Kagaku), Riko Matsuzaki (Team Sekisui Kagaku), Shiho Takechi (Team Yamada Denki) and Ayuko Suzuki (Team JP Post). Joining Takechi from the Yamada Denki team are the year’s third and fourth-fastest Japanese women over 5000 m, Yuika Mori and, doubling from the 10000 m, Kasumi Nishihara.

The men’s 5000 m features pacing from talented Kenyan newcomer James Mwangi (Team NTN) for a field that includes last year’s top four Sota Hoshi (Team Fujitsu), Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Team Asahi Kasei), Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA RC) and Masato Kikuchi (Team Konica Minolta) plus Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) and Kenta Murayama (Komazawa Univ.) from the 10000 m, sub-13:30 collegiate Genki Yagisawa (Meiji Univ.), Murayama’s sub-13:40 twin Kota Murayama (Josai Univ.) and many more. One notable absence both here and in the 10000 m is Komazawa grad Tsuyoshi Ugachi (Team Konica Minolta), M.I.A. since a 2:13:41 debut at the Dubai Marathon in January.

Veteran women’s 3000 mSC national record holder Minori Hayakari (Kyoto Koka AC) returns again but faces three young sub-10 runners she has little chance of beating, including Kanto Regionals record-setter Chikako Mori (Daito Bunka Univ.). National record holder Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex RC) leads the field in the women’s 400 mH and should have an easier time than Hayakari in claiming a national title. The men’s 800 m also has some unexpected excitement with Kanto Regionals champ Sho Kawamoto (Nihon Univ.) having dropped a 1:45.75 national record to win last month’s Golden Grand Prix in Tokyo meet from out of nowhere before going on to set the Kanto Regionals record. Kawamoto faces the man he displaced in the record books, Masato Yokota (Team Fujitsu), but with youth and momentum behind him he is the clear favorite over Yokota who has never broken 1:46.

The main event on the track on Sunday, though, will be the men’s 100 m. National record holder Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) leads the women’s race and would have to falter to lose to either Mayumi Watanabe (Team Toho Ginko) or high school Olympian Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.), but while they run everyone will be waiting to see what teen sprinter Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) can do in the men’s race. Kiryu became an international name with a 10.01 last year as a high schooler. He kicked off his college career at 2014 Hakone Ekiden champion Toyo University with a 10.05 meet record last month at Kanto Regionals, and coming in to Nationals he is saying that getting Japan’s first sub-10 means more to him than a national title. His only real competition is Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) with a season best 10.11, Takumi Kuki (Waseda Univ.) standing as the only other man in the field to have gone under 10.20 this season.

The highlight of the field events is bound to be the men’s javelin, where 2009 Berlin World Championships bronze medalist Yukifumi Murakami (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) takes on his rapdily-developing younger teammate Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) and the newly pro Genki Dean (Mizuno). Dean and Murakami pushed each other to new levels throughout Dean’s career at Waseda University, both short of the 87.60 m national record but Dean going as far as 84.28 m and Murakami to 85.96 m. Dean has been in a slump lately, missing the team for the Moscow World Championships and only throwing 80.15 m this season, but in his place Arai has arisen to put serious pressure on Murakami with an 85.48 m throw in April. If weather conditions are favorable and all three are in it with their best, the javelin could be another event to see a new national record set in Fukushima.

Check back throughout the weekend for more coverage of the 98th Japanese National Track and Field Championships.

98th National Track and Field Championships
Entry List Highlights
Fukushima, 6/6-8/14
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Friday, June 6

Women's Triple Jump1:00 p.m.
Fumiyo Yoshida (Koriyama Joshi Univ.) - 13.26 m / 13.50 m
Eri Sakamoto (Hosei Univ.) - 13.17 m / 13.17 m
Mei Yamane (Sonoda Gakuen Joshi Univ.) - 13.07 m / 13.07 m
Waka Maeda (Peek) - 13.02 m / 13.10 m
Kaeda Miyasaka (Yokoyama Kokuritsu Univ.) - 13.02 m / 13.02 m
Sayuri Takeda (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 12.72 m / 13.25 m

Women's Discus Throw1:00 p.m.
Ayumi Takahashi (S.T.T.) - 54.17 m / 54.22 m
Ai Shikimoto (Kokushikan Univ.) - 53.48 m / 53.48 m
Eriko Nakata (Chukyo Univ.) - 51.31 m / 51.32 m
Marika Tokai (I Most) - 50.28 m / 50.28 m
Yukiko Ono (Kokushikan Univ.) - 49.55 m / 50.45 m
Nozomi Kusaka (Ibaraki Meiyu Club) - 48.57 m / 51.49 m

Women's Pole Vault2:30 p.m.
Tomomi Abiko (Shiga Lake Stars) - 4.33 m / 4.40 m - NR
Miho Imano (Toelle) - 4.15 m / 4.15 m
Megumi Nakada (Ibaraki Meiyu Club) - 4.10 m / 4.23 m
Kanae Tatsuta (Mukogawa Joshi Univ.) - 4.10 m / 4.10 m
Tomoko Sumiishi (NSSMC) - 4.01 m / 4.10 m

Women's High Jump3:00 p.m.
Miyuki Fukumoto (Konan Gakuen H.S.) - 1.92 m / 1.92 m
Marina Munekane (Chukyo Univ.) - 1.82 m / 1.82 m
Yuki Watanabe (Mirai to Techno) - 1.80 m / 1.80 m
Azumi Maeda (Kobe Kotairen) - 1.78 m / 1.80 m
Moeko Kyoya (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 1.76 m / 1.76 m

Women's Javelin Throw3:00 p.m.
Yuki Ebihara (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 62.83 m / 62.83 m – NR
Kiho Kuze (Tsukuba Univ.) - 58.98 m / 58.98 m
Risa Miyashita (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 58.32 m / 60.08 m
Marina Saito (Kokushikan Univ.) - 56.76 m / 56.76 m
Minami Kajihara (Kunei Joshi Gakuin H.S.) - 56.01 m / 56.01 m
Yuka Sato (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - 54.68 m / 59.22 m
Haruka Matoba (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 53.56 m / 58.93 m

Men's 3000 mSC3:30 p.m.
Jun Shinoto (Team Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 8:32.89 / 8:32.89
Tsuyoshi Takeda (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 8:33.48 / 8:33.48
Minato Yamashita (Team NTN) - 8:33.57 / 8:33.57
Aoi Matsumoto (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 8:33.82 / 8:30.49
Masatoshi Kikuchi (Team Fujitsu) - 8:40.18 / 8:37.71
Hiroyoshi Umegae (Team NTN) - 8:42.99 / 8:34.96

Women's 10000 m5:00 p.m.
Ayumi Hagiwara (Team Uniqlo) - 31:45.29 / 31:45.29
Kasumi Nishihara (Team Yamada Denki) - 31:53.69 / 31:53.69
Eri Makikawa (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 32:00.25 / 32:00.25
Yuka Takashima (Team Denso) - 32:06.70 / 32:06.70
Sayuri Oka (Team Daihatsu) - 32:06.79 / 32:06.79
Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Kagaku) - 32:07.70 / 31:43.25
Yuko Mizuguchi (Team Denso) - 32:10.15 / 32:10.15
Risa Takenaka (Team Shiseido) - 32:10.66 / 32:10.66
Chieko Kido (Canon AC Kyushu) - 32:11.21 / 32:11.21
Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 32:12.27 / 32:12.27
Kotomi Takayama (Team Sysmex) - 32:15.20 / 32:15.20
Miho Ihara (Team Sekisui Kagaku) - 32:15.42 / 32:15.42
Yurie Doi (Team Starts) - 32:16.05 / 32:16.05
Kaoru Nagao (Team Univ. Ent.) - 32:22.06 / 32:10.46

Saturday, June 7

Men's Discus Throw12:00 p.m.
Yuji Tsutsumi (Alsok) - 59.21 m / 59.21 m
Shigeo Yatakeyama (Zeirin) - 56.90 m / 60.10 m
Kengo Anbo (Tokai Univ.) - 55.79 m / 55.79 m
Shigeyuki Maisawa (Tokai Univ.) - 55.18 m / 55.18 m
Shiro Kobayashi (Niigata Albirex RC) - 55.11 m / 57.18 m
Kazumasa Yomogida (Kokushikan Univ.) - 52.35 m / 56.83 m

Men's Triple Jump12:30 p.m.
Takayuki Tsunoyama (Monteroza) - 16.40 m / 16.40 m
Yohei Kajikawa (Hanshin Shuhan Group) - 16.36 m / 16.45 m
Daigo Hasegawa (Hitachi ICT) - 16.36 m / 16.36 m
Yuma Okabe (Team Kyudenko) - 16.30 m / 16.54 m
Shoichi Matsushita (Tsukuba Univ.) - 16.19 m / 16.25 m
Kazuyoshi Ishikawa (Life Message) - 16.01 m / 16.98 m

Women's Shot Put1:00 p.m.
Yukiko Shirai (Shiga T&F Assoc.) - 15.65 m / 16.00 m
Chiaki Yokomizo (Saitama T&F Assoc.) - 15.51 m / 15.51 m
Chihiro Shigeyama (Kokushikan Univ.) - 15.29 m / 15.29 m
Eriko Nakata (Chukyo Univ.) - 15.24 m / 15.24 m
Erina Fukutomi (Sonoda Gakuen Joshi Univ.) - 15.23 m / 15.23 m

Women's 1500 m3:10 p.m.
Ayako Jinnouchi (Team Kyudenko) - 4:10.08 / 4:10.08
Saki Yoshimizu (Team Univ. Ent.) - 4:16.38 / 4:15.98
Misaki Tanabe (Team Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 4:16.70 / 4:16.70
Azusa Sumi (Toyokawa H.S.) - 4:17.49 / 4:17.49
Chikako Mori (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 4:17.76 / 4:17.76

Men's 1500 m3:25 p.m.
Keisuke Tanaka (Team Fujitsu) - 3:43.14 / 3:43.14
Toshihiro Kenmotsu (Team NTT Nishi Nihon) - 3:43.62 / 3:43.62
Daiki Hirose (Team Osaka Gas) - 3:44.67 / 3:44.67
Tsukasa Anzai (Juntendo Univ.) - 3:44.98 / 3:44.98
Yasunori Kusu (Team Komori Corp.) - 3:45.16 / 3:45.16
Ikuto Yufu (Team Fujitsu) - 3:46.29 / 3:42.37
Tatsuro Okazaki (Team Osaka Gas) - 3:46.72 / 3:42.58
Takahiko Onishi (Kyoto T&F Assoc.) - 3:49.45 / 3:43.67

Men's Pole Vault3:30 p.m.
Seito Yamamoto (Team Toyota) - 5.75 m / 5.75 m
Daichi Sawano (Team Fujitsu) - 5.70 m / 5.83 m - NR
Hiroki Ogita (Mizuno) - 5.70 m / 5.70 m
Shota Doi (Mitoyo T&F Assoc.) - 5.41 m / 5.41 m
Tomoki Yamamoto (Nittai Univ.) - 5.40 m / 5.40 m
Hiroki Sasase (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 5.40 m / 5.50 m

Men's Hammer Throw3:30 p.m.
Koji Murofushi (Mizuno) - 78.03 m / 84.86 m - NR
Hiroshi Noguchi (Alsok) - 72.43 m / 72.43 m
Hiroki Ako (Tottori T&F Assoc.) - 68.96 m / 68.96 m
Toru Tanaka (Mizuno) - 68.59 m / 68.59 m
Hiroaki Doi (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 68.21 m / 74.08 m

Women's Long Jump4:00 p.m.
Yurina Hiraka (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 6.45 m / 6.45 m
Hitomi Nakano (Tsukuba Univ.) - 6.39 m / 6.44 m
Mao Igarashi (Fukushima Univ.) - 6.32 m / 6.32 m
Kaede Miyasaka (Yokohama Kokuritsu Univ.) - 6.22 m / 6.22 m
Misa Tanaka (Chukyo Univ.) - 6.20 m / 6.20 m

Women's 400 m4:30 p.m.
Haruka Sugiura (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 52.52 / 52.52
Seika Aoyama (Matsue Shogyo H.S.) - 53.40 / 53.40
Sayaka Aoki (Team Toho Ginko) - 53.56 / 53.40
Asami Chiba (Team Toho Ginko) - 53.76 / 51.75 - NR
Aki Odagiri (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 53.79 / 53.79
Miho Shingu (Fukushima Univ.) - 54.17 / 53.66

Women's 100 mH 4:40 p.m.
Hitomi Shimura (Saga T&F Assoc.) - 13.02 / 13.02
Ayako Kimura (Team Edion) - 13.03 / 13.03
Eriko Soma (Team Starts) - 13.22 / 13.22
Airi Ito (Team Sumitomo Denko) - 13.27 / 13.27
Masumi Aoki (Int'l Pacific Univ.) - 13.36 / 13.36
Mami Ishino (Hasegawa AC) - 13.71 / 13.08
Yuka Nomura (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 13.78 / 13.21

Men's 10000 m4:55 p.m.
Suguru Osako (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 27:38.31 / 27:38.31
Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 27:39.50 / 27:38.25
Kenta Murayama (Komazawa Univ.) - 27:49.94 / 27:49.94
Keita Shitara (Team Konica Minolta) - 27:51.54 / 27:51.54
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Team Asahi Kasei) - 27:53.34 / 27:44.30
Yuta Shitara (Team Honda) - 27:54.82 / 27:54.82
Chihiro Miyawaki (Team Toyota) - 27:57.90 / 27:41.57
Tomoya Onishi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 28:23.95 / 27:50.72
Yoshinori Oda (Team Toyota) - 28:26.04 / 27:53.55
Kensuke Takezawa (Team Sumitomo Denko) - 28:27.72 / 27:45.59
Masato Kihara (Team Kanebo) - 28:42.14 / 27:52.75
Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA) - 28:01.81 / 28:01.81
Shogo Nakamura (Komazawa Univ.) - 28:05.79 / 28:05.79
Shinobu Kubota (Team Toyota) - 28:07.54 / 28:07.01
Takuya Ishikawa (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 28:17.74 / 28:09.49
Naoki Okamoto (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 28:24.26 / 28:05.84

Women's 200 m5:40 p.m.
Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 23.25 / 22.89 - NR
Mayumi Watanabe (Team Toho Ginko) - 23.35 / 23.35
Yuki Jinbo (Tsukuba Univ.) - 23.65 / 23.65
Kana Ichikawa (Mizuno) - 23.74 / 23.51
Seika Aoyama (Matsue Shogyo H.S.) - 23.78 / 23.78

Men's 200 m5:50 p.m.
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 20.21 / 20.21
Kei Takase (Team Fujitsu) - 20.34 / 20.34
Akiyuki Hashimoto (Waseda Univ.) - 20.35 / 20.35
Shota Hara (Jobu Univ.) - 20.41 / 20.41
Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) - 20.41 / 20.41
Kenji Fujimitsu (Team Zeirin) - 20.48 / 20.38
Shinji Takahira (Team Fujitsu) - 20.50 / 20.22

Sunday, June 8

Women's Hammer Throw1:00 p.m.
Masumi Aya (Maruzen Kogyo) - 65.03 m / 67.26 m
Akane Watanabe (Momotaro) - 60.67 m / 60.67 m
Mika Takekawa (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 60.63 m / 60.63 m
Hitomi Katsuyama (Tsukuba Univ.) - 60.56 m / 60.56 m
Haruno Chinen (NTS) - 60.20 m / 60.20 m

Men's Shot Put1:30 p.m.
Satoshi Hatase (Alsok) - 18.30 m / 18.56 m
Sotaro Yamada (Nishinomiya T&F Assoc.) - 17.89 m / 18.64 m
Ikuhiro Miyauchi (Nihon Univ.) - 17.82 m / 17.82 m
Hayato Yamamoto (Chukyo Univ.) - 17.68 m / 17.88 m
Masahira Sato (Kokushikan Univ.) - 17.21 m / 17.21 m
Takanao Suzuki (Okuwa) - 17.19 m / 17.25 m
Yohei Murakawa (Osaka Meiyu Club) - 16.68 m / 18.43 m
Tadashi Ohashi (Ishin Koen AC) - 16.46 m / 17.94 m

Men's High Jump2:30 p.m.
Naoto Tobe (Chiba T&F Assoc.) - 2.31 m / 2.31 m
Takashi Eto (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2.28 m / 2.28 m
Hiromi Takahari (Hitachi ICT) - 2.25 m / 2.25 m
Taira Omata (Mizuno) - 2.22 m / 2.22 m
Ryo Sato (Tokai Univ.) - 2.21 m / 2.21 m
Hikaru Tsuchiya (Monteroza) - 2.17 m / 2.25 m

Women's 3000 mSC3:00 p.m.
Misaki Sango (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 9:50.40 / 9:50.40
Yoshika Arai (SMTC) - 9:58.22 / 9:53.87
Chikako Mori (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 9:58.98 / 9:58.98
Minori Hayakari (Kyoto Koka AC) - 10:00.75 / 9:33.93 - NR
Misato Horie (Team Noritz) - 10:04.07 / 10:02.24

Women's 800 m3:25 p.m.
Fumika Omori (Nihon Univ.) - 2:03.96 / 2:03.96
Miho Ito (Juntendo Univ.) - 2:04.27 / 2:04.27
Manami Mashita (Team Cerespo) - 2:04.61 / 2:03.52
Ruriko Kubo (Team Edion) - 2:05.32 / 2:01.90
Akari Kishikawa (Hasegawa AC) - 2:05.73 / 2:03.34

Men's 800 m3:40 p.m.
Sho Kawamoto (Nihon Univ.) - 1:45.75 / 1:45.75 - NR
Masato Yokota (Team Fujitsu) - 1:47.72 / 1:46.16
Yasuhiro Nakamura (A2H) - 1:47.83 / 1:47.83
Jun Mitake (Nihon Univ.) - 1:48.67 / 1:48.62
Ryunosuke Okada (Nihon Univ.) - 1:48.89 / 1:48.89

Women's 400 mH4:00 p.m.
Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex RC) - 56.33 / 55.34 - NR
Manami Kira (Team Art Home) - 56.63 / 56.63
Sayaka Aoki (Team Toho Ginko) - 57.28 / 55.94
Haruka Shibata (Mizuno) - 57.95 / 57.68
Manaho Sugiyama (Fukuoka Univ.) - 58.02 / 58.02
Miyabi Tado (Nishi Sports) - 58.66 / 55.99
Makiko Yoshida (Team Toho Ginko) - 59.23 / 55.89

Men's Long Jump4:00 p.m.
Yohei Sugai (Mizuno) - 7.98 m / 8.10 m
Kota Minemura (Tsukuba Univ.) - 7.93 m / 7.93 m
Rikiya Saruyama (Monteroza) - 7.87 m / 8.05 m
Yuhi Oiwa (Monteroza) - 7.86 m / 7.86 m
Shinichiro Shimono (Team Kyudenko) - 7.84 m / 8.08 m
Daisuke Arakawa (Noby) - 7.70 m / 8.09 m

Men's Javelin Throw4:00 p.m.
Yukifumi Murakami (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 85.96 m / 85.96 m
Ryohei Arai (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 85.48 m / 85.48 m
Genki Dean (Mizuno) - 80.15 m / 84.28 m
Yuya Koriki (Tottori T&F Assoc.) - 77.84 m / 77.84 m
Kohei Hasegawa (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 76.75 m / 76.75 m

Men's 400 mH4:10 p.m.
Takayuki Kishimoto (Team Fujitsu) - 49.08 / 48.41
Yasuhiro Fueki (Team Aima) - 49.31 / 49.31
Yuta Imazeki (Shibuya Makuhari H.S.) - 49.42 / 49.27
Takatoshi Abe (Descente) - 49.57 / 49.46
Yuki Matsushita (Mizuno) - 49.71 49.71

Men's 110 mH4:30 p.m.
Hideki Omuro (Tsukuba Univ.) - 13.58 / 13.54
Wataru Yazawa (Descente) - 13.59 / 13.59
Genta Masuno (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 13.61 / 13.61
Hiroyuki Sato (Team Hitachi Kasei) - 13.61 / 13.61
Yutaro Furukawa (Team Kojima Press) - 13.65 / 13.65
Yuji Ohashi (Teikyo Kokusai Univ.) - 13.90 / 13.55

Men's 400 m4:40 p.m.
Yuzo Kanemaru (Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 45.46 / 45.16
Hiroyuki Nakano (Aichi T&F Assoc.) - 45.62 / 45.62
Nobuya Kato (Waseda Univ.) - 45.69 / 45.69
Kazuya Watanabe (Mizuno) - 45.71 / 45.71
Yusuke Ishitsuka (Mizuno) - 45.87 / 45.87

Women's 5000 m4:50 p.m.
Grace Kimanzi (Kenya/Team Starts) - 15:17.43 / 15:17.43
Felista Wanjugu (Kenya/Team Univ. Ent.) - 15:21.57 / 15:15.27
Rosemary Wanjiru (Team Starts) - 15:30.41 / 15:30.41
Misaki Onishi (Team Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:21.73 / 15:21.73
Riko Matsuzaki (Team Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:22.67 / 15:22.67
Kasumi Nishihara (Team Yamada Denki) - 15:26.61 / 15:23.80
Yuika Mori (Team Yamada Denki) - 15:26.80 / 15:26.80
Shiho Takechi (Team Yamada Denki) - 15:29.85 / 15:29.85
Akari Ota (Team Tenmaya) - 15:30.82 / 15:30.82
Ayuko Suzuki (Team JP Post) - 15:31.45 / 15:31.45
Yukari Abe (Team Shimamura) - 15:33.25 / 15:33.25
Natsuko Goto (Team Univ. Ent.) - 15:34.85 / 15:34.85

Men's 5000 m5:15 p.m.
James Mwangi (Kenya/Team NTN) - 13:16.06 / 13:16.06
Yuki Sato (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:13.60 / 13:13.60
Genki Yagisawa (Meiji Univ.) - 13:28.79 / 13:28.79
Hiromitsu Kakuage (Team Konica Minolta) - 13:32.22 / 13:32.22
Kenta Murayama (Komazawa Univ.) - 13:34.53 / 13:34.53
Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA RC) - 13:34.97 / 13:21.49
Masato Kikuchi (Team Konica Minolta) - 13:35.18 / 13:35.18
Aritaka Kajiwara (Team Press Kogyo) - 13:36.79 / 13:36.79
Yuki Yagi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:37.25 / 13:37.25
Keisuke Nakatani (Komazawa Univ.) - 13:38.08 / 13:38.08
Kota Murayama (Josai Univ.) - 13:38.87 / 13:38.87
Kensuke Takezawa (Team Sumitomo Denko) - 13:40.11 / 13:19.00
Takuya Fukatsu (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:42.54 / 13:33.34
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:42.99 / 13:29.11
Kazuya Deguchi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:43.07 / 13:39.40
Kazuharu Takai (Team Kyudenko) - 13:43.97 / 13:39.76
Naoki Okamoto (Team Chugoku Denryoku) - 13:44.56 / 13:37.71
Akinobu Murasawa (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:46.69 / 13:34.85
Sota Hoshi (Team Fujitsu) - 13:46.85 / 13:43.66

Women's 100 m5:40 p.m.
Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaio Hi-Tec AC) - 11.38 / 11.21 - NR
Mayumi Watanabe (Team Toho Ginko) - 11.49 / 11.44
Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 11.57 / 11.43
Nodoka Seko (Team Crane) - 11.64 / 11.64
Sayaka Adachi (Oita Oginodai H.S.) - 11.66 / 11.66
Saori Kitakaze (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC) - 11.71 / 11.42

Men's 100 m5:50 p.m.
Yoshihide Kiryu (Toyo Univ.) 10.01 / 10.01
Ryota Yamagata (Keio Univ.) - 10.11 / 10.07
Takumi Kuki (Waseda Univ.) - 10.19 / 10.19
Asuka Cambridge (Nihon Univ.) - 10.21 / 10.21
Shota Iizuka (Mizuno) - 10.22 / 10.22
Masashi Eriguchi (Team Osaka Gas) - 10.24 / 10.07
Naoki Tsukahara (Team Fujitsu) - 10.31 / 10.09

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