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National Track and Field Championships - Distance Event Entry List Highlights

by Brett Larner

Entry lists are out for the 99th Japanese National Track and Field Championships, June 26-28 in Niigata, doubling this year as the main selection event for the Japanese team for the 2015 Beijing World Championships.  Highlights of distance event entries are below.  Both the men's and women's 10000 m look set to be exceptionally good races.  Look for a detailed preview and explanation of the Worlds team selection criteria next week.

99th National Track and Field Championships
Niigata, June 26-28, 2015
click here for complete entry lists

Men's 10000 m
William Malel (Kenya/Honda) - 27:25.56
Yuki Sato (Nissin Shokuhin) - 27:38.25
Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) - 27:38.31
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Asahi Kasei) - 27:38.99
Kenta Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 27:39.95
Chihiro Miyawaki (Toyota) - 27:41.57
Yuta Shitara (Honda) - 27:42.71
Akinobu Murasawa (Nissin Shokuhin) - 27:50.59
Keita Shitara (Konica Minolta) - 27:51.54
Yuki Matsuoka (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 27:59.78
Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA) - 28:01.71
Kenta Murozuka (DeNA) - 28:04.40
Takuya Ishikawa (Chugoku Denyoku) - 28:09.49
Hiroto Inoue (Mitsubishi Hitachi PS Nagasaki) - 28:12.96
Shuho Dairokuno (Asahi Kasei) - 28:13.17

Men's 5000 m
Yuki Sato (Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:13.60
Kensuke Takezawa (Sumitomo Denko) - 13:19.00
Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 13:19.62
Suguru Osako (Nike Oregon Project) - 13:20.80
Yuichiro Ueno (DeNA) - 13:21.49
Genki Yagisawa (Yakult) - 13:28.79
Tetsuya Yoroizaka (Asahi Kasei) - 13:29.03
Yuta Takahashi (DeNA) - 13:31.37
Naohiro Domoto (JR Higashi Nihon) - 13:32.72
Shuho Dairokuno (Asahi Kasei) - 13:34.37
Kenta Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 13:34.53
Yuta Shitara (Honda) - 13:34.68
Masato Kikuchi (Konica Minolta) - 13:35.18
Takashi Ichida (Asahi Kasei) - 13:36.09
Minato Oishi (Toyota) - 13:36.40

Men's 3000 mSC
Aoi Matsumoto (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 8:30.49
Jun Shinoto (Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 8:32.89
Tsuyoshi Takeda (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 8:33.48
Minato Yamashita (NTN) - 8:33.57
Hironori Tsuetaki (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 8:39.54

Men's 1500 m
Daiki Hirose (Osaka Gas) - 3:42.15
Birhanu Abiyot Abinet (Ethiopia/Yachiyo Kogyo) - 3:42.33
Ikuto Yufu (Fujitsu) - 3:42.37
Tatsuro Okazaki (Osaka Gas) - 3:42.58
Masahiro Takaya (JR Higashi Nihon) - 3:42.71
Yasunari Kusu (Komori Corp.) - 3:42.75
Yuki Akimoto (Sanyo Tokushu Seikyo) - 3:42.79
Toshihiro Kenmotsu (NTT Nishi Nihon) - 3:43.23
Yuta Matsuda (SGH Group) - 3:43.42
Takahiko Onishi (Kyoto T&F Assoc.) - 3:43.67
Toshiki Imazaki (Osaka Gas) - 3:43.89

Women's 10000 m
Yuka Takashima (Denso) - 31:37.32
Ayumi Hagiwara (Uniqlo) - 31:41.80
Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 31:44.79
Eri Makikawa (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 31:48.22
Kasumi Nishihara (Yamada Denki) - 31:53.69
Rina Yamazaki (Panasonic) - 31:56.11
Hanae Tanaka (Daiichi Seimei) - 32:00.15
Misaki Kato (Kyudenko) - 32:05.87
Yuka Ando (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 32:07.37
Rei Ohara (Tenmaya) - 32:08.73
Kaoru Nagao (Univ. Ent.) - 32:10.46
Chieko Kido (Canon AC Kyushu) - 32:11.21
Sayaka Kuwahara (Sekisui Kagaku) - 32:14.43
Keiko Nogami (Juhachi Ginko) - 32:14.58
Kotomi Takayama (Sysmex) - 32:15.20

Women's 5000 m
Ann Karindi (Kenya/Toyota Jidoshokki) - 15:05.34
Ayuko Suzuki (JP Post) - 15:14.96
Misaki Onishi (Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:16.82
Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku)- 15:18.95
Yuika Mori (Yamada Denki) - 15:20.21
Felista Wanjugu (Kenya/Univ. Ent.) - 15:21.57
Kasumi Nishihara (Yamada Denki) - 15:23.80
Ayumi Hagiwara (Uniqlo) - 15:24.56
Yuka Miyazaki (Kyudenko)- 15:27.49
Shiho Takechi (Yamada Denki) - 15:29.85
Azusa Sumi (Univ. Ent.) - 15:31.87
Michi Numata (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 15:32.41
Kotona Ota (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 15:33.74
Mao Kiyota (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 15:33.77
Miho Shimizu (Hokuren) - 15:34.22

Women's 3000 mSC
Minori Hayakari (Kyoto Koka AC) - 9:33.93 - NR
Misaki Sango (Suzuki Hamamatsu AC) - 9:49.85
Mayuko Nakamura (Cerespo) - 9:53.87
Chikako Mori (Sekisui Kagaku) - 9:58.98
Anju Takamizawa (Matsuyama Univ.) - 10:00.99

Women's 1500 m
Ayako Jinnouchi (Kyudenko) - 4:10.08
Chihiro Sunaga (Shiseido) - 4:14.99
Nana Kuraoka (Kagoshima Joshi H.S.) - 4:16.20
Tomoka Kimura (Univ. Ent.) - 4:16.30
Maya Iino (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 4:16.37
Yui Fukuda (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 4:17.15
Azusa Sumi (Univ. Ent.) - 4:17.49
Rina Koeda (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 4:17.54
Kaori Morita (Panasonic) - 4:17.59
Maki Izumida (Rikkyo Univ.) - 4:17.74

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