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World Junior Championships Day One - Japanese Results

by Brett Larner

The men's 10000 m rounded out the day as the only final on the first day of competition at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, U.S.A.  After a slow first lap Keisuke Nakatani of 2013 National University Ekiden champion Komazawa University went to the front to get the race moving, tailed only by 2014 Hakone Ekiden winner Toyo University's Hazuma Hattori.  Ranked 6th and 7th in the field by PB, the two Japanese athletes, both stage winners at January's Hakone Ekiden, were initially ignored by the faster Africans, allowing them to open a lead that at one point maxed at around 100 m.  Despite the gap, the pair's pace was never unrealistic as Nakatani held close to 29:10 pace, roughly 20 second slower than his best.  His projected finishing time based on his splits through 6000 m show how steadily he ran:

1000 m: 29:18.70
2000 m: 29:15.55
3000 m: 29:13.57
4000 m: 29:09.53
5000 m: 29:10.54
6000 m: 29:11.73

The slight surge between 3 and 4000 m severed the connection between the two as Hattori began to drop back, and at roughly the same time a group of the top Africans detached from the relatively placid chase pack and set off in pursuit.  By 7000 m eventual winner Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (Uganda), the only sub-28 athlete in the field, had run both down and taken the lead.  In a battle over the last kilometer Cheptegei dropped Kenyans Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi and Nicholas Mboroto Kosimbei for the win in 28:32.86, both Cheboi and Kosimbei clearing 28:40.  Nakatani crossed the line in 7th in 29:11.40, less than a second off his pace at halfway, with Hattori running a slight negative split for 8th in 29:12.74.  With only one runner seeded lower than them, Eritrean Afewerki Berhane who took 4th in a >1 minute PB of 28:45.83, finishing ahead of them it was a decent showing by both Japanese collegiates.

In heats and qualifying action:
  • Both Nobuya Kato and Kaisei Yui won their heats in the men's 400 m to advance to the semi-final, Kato recording the fastest time of the day in 46.23.
  • Yoshihide Kiryu, a teammate of Hattori's at Toyo University, won his 100 m heat in 10.40 (-0.5), with Takuya Kawakami also advancing in 10.46 (+1.4). 
  • An Olympian in high school, Anna Doi was the only Japanese woman to advance in the 100 m as she finished 2nd in her heat in 11.65 (+1.4).
  • Both Masahiro Kagimoto and Taio Kanai advanced in the men's 110 mH, each finishing 3rd in his heat.
  • Shiori Toma squeaked into the women's javelin final, finishing 12th among 12 qualifiers with a throw of 51.64 m.

The World Junior Championships continue tomorrow.

IAAF World Junior Championships Day One
Eugene, U.S.A., 7/22/14
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Men's 10000 m
1. Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (Uganda) - 28:32.86
2. Elvis Kipchoge Cheboi (Kenya) - 28:35.20
3. Nicholas Mboroto Kosimbei (Kenya) - 28:38.68
4. Afewerki Berhane (Eritrea) - 28:45.83 - PB
5. Abdallah Kibet Mande (Uganda) - 28:53.77
6. Yihunilign Adane (Ethiopia) - 28:54.84
7. Keisuke Nakatani (Japan) - 29:11.40
8. Hazuma Hattori (Japan) - 29:12.74
9. Robleh Djama Aden (Djibouti) - 29:43.49 - NJR
10. Carlos Mayo (Spain) - 29:52.31 - PB

Women's 800 m Heat 2
1. Georgia Wassall (Australia) - 2:05.69 - Q
2. Dureti Edao (Ethiopia) - 2:06.15 - Q
3. Alina Ammann (Germany) - 2:06.91 - Q
4. Asli Arik (Turkey) - 2:07.26
5. Charlotte Mouchet (France) - 2:07.38
6. Maria Pia Fernandez (Uruguay) - 2:10.97
7. Ryoko Hirano (Japan) - 2:11.99

Men's 400 m Heat 2
1. Kaisei Yui (Japan) - 47.06 - Q
2. Karabo Sibanda (Botswana) - 47.96 - Q
3. Nathon Allen (Jamaica) - 48.06 - Q
4. Sonwabiso Skhosana (South Africa) - 48.16
5. Wei-Hsu Wang (Taiwan) - 48.61
6. Graeme Thompson (Canada) - 49.01
7. Hussain Riza (Moldova) - 52.42

Men's 400 m Heat 3
1. Nobuya Kato (Japan) - 46.23 - Q
2. Lamar Bruton-Grinnage (U.S.A.) - 46.74 - Q
3. Oleksiy Pozdnyakov (Ukraine) - 47.18 - Q
4. Joshua Cunningham (Canada) - 47.40 - q
5. Leungo Scotch (Botswana) - 47.81
6. Brandon Valentine-Parris (Saint Vincent & Grenadines) - 48.36 - NJR
7. Luatimu Samau (Samoa) - 56.71

Women's 100 m Heat 3 +0.4
1. Vitoria Cristina Rosa (Brazil) - 11.60 - Q
2. Tebogo Mamathu (South Africa) - 11.75 - Q
3. Aaliyah Telesford (Trinidad and Tobago) - 11.81 - Q
4. Evelyn Rivera (Colombia) - 12.17
5. Sayaka Adachi (Japan) - 12.24
6. Alexandra Toth (Austria) - 12.26
7. Adrine Monagi (Papua New Guinea) - 12.79
DQ - Angela Tenorio (Ecuador)

Women's 100 m Heat 7 +1.4
1. Kaylin Whitney (U.S.A.) - 11.48 - Q
2. Anna Doi (Japan) - 11.65 - Q
3. Eva Berger (France) - 11.75 - Q
4. Lisa Marie Mwayie (Germany) - 11.95
5. Aila Del Ponte (Switzerland) - 11.99
6. Larissa Chambers (Australia) - 12.05
7. Quashira McIntosh (Virgin Islands) - 12.44

Men's 100 m Heat 2 +1.4
1. Jevaughn Minzie (Jamaica) - 10.32 - Q
2. Josh Clarke (Australia) - 10.36 - Q
3. Takuya Kawakami (Japan) - 10.46 - Q
4. Austin Hamilton (Sweden) - 10.56 - q
5. Amanuel Abebe (Ethiopia) - 10.99
6. Faresa Kapisi (American Samoa) - 11.66

Men's 100 m Heat 7 -0.5
1. Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan) - 10.40 - Q
2. Yaniel Carrero (Cuba) - 10.58 - Q
3. Aykut Ay (Turkey) - 10.71 - Q
4. Samuli Samuelsson (Finland) - 10.78
5. Sebastian Schurman (Germany) - 10.85
6. Quentin Leguay (Monaco) - 12.40
DNF - Cajuniba Okirua (Cook Islands)

Men's 110 mH Heat 3 -0.2
1. Nick Anderson (U.S.A.) - 13.61 - Q
2. Valdo Szucs (Hungary) - 13.66 - Q
3. Masahiro Kagimoto (Japan) - 13.68 - Q
4. Ricardo Torres (Puerto Rico) - 13.71 - q - NJR
5. Joshuan Berrios (Colombia) - 13.99
6. Arasy Akbar Witarsa (Indonesia) - 14.21
7. Yakubu Ibrahim (Ghana) - 14.61 - NJR
8. Gaston Sayago (Argentina) - 16.92

Men's 110 mH Heat 7 +0.6
1. Marvin Williams (Jamaica) - 13.71 - Q
2. Francisco Lopez (Spain) - 13.75 - Q
3. Taio Kanai (Japan) - 13.81 - Q
4. Chih-Hao Lin (Taiwan) - 14.00
5. Dawid Zebrowski (Poland) - 14.04
6. Francisco Lopez (Chile) - 14.36
7. Kin-Lok Fung (Hong Kong) - 14.43
8. Dongmin Shin (Korea) - 14.73 - NJR

Women's Long Jump Qualification Group B
1. Nadia Akpana Assa (Norway) - 6.39 m - Q - NJR
2. Akela Jones (Barbados) - 6.32 m - Q
3. Rogui Sow (France) - 6.19 m - q
4. Genesis Romero (Venezuela) - 6.17 m - q
5. Maryse Luzolo (Germany) - 6.15 m - q
6. Quanesha Burks (U.S.A.) - 6.12 m - q
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11. Yumi Uchinokura (Japan) - 5.77 m

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Group A
1. Maria Andrejczyk (Poland) - 56.23 m - Q
2. Sofi Flinck (Sweden) - 56.04 m - Q
3. Tereza Vytlacilova (Czech Republic) - 53.06 m - Q
4. Marie-Therese Obst (Norway) - 52.59 m - q
5. Kiho Kuze (Japan) - 51.55 m

Women's Javelin Throw Qualification Group B
1. Marcelina Witek (Poland) - 55.78 m - Q
2. Ekaterina Starygina (Russia) - 54.80 m - Q
3. Christine Winkler (Germany) - 53.06 m - Q
4. Simona Dobilaite (Lithuania) - 52.43 m - q
5. Sara Kolak (Croatia) - 51.88 m - q
6. Arantza Moreno (Spain) - 51.67 m - q
7. Edivania Araujo (Brazil) - 51.64 m - q
8. Shiori Toma (Japan) - 51.64 m - q

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