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Eight Meet Records at National University Individual Track and Field Championships

by Brett Larner
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The weekend's main domestic action came at the National University Individual Track and Field Championships, a smaller counterpart to September's National University Track and Field Championships held each year at Kanagawa's Shonan BMW Stadium.  In distance highlights, 2015 Kanto Regionals women's 10000 m runner-up Fuyuka Kimura (Daito Bunka Univ.) narrowly outkicked local rival Kotoe Chaya (Nittai Univ.) for the win in 15:56.89, Chaya just back in 15:57.01 for 2nd.  Wakana Itsuki (Fukuoka Univ.) made it a truly national race with a 15:58.30 for 3rd.  Hikaru Nakamura (Kyoto Koka Joshi Univ.) led a central/western Japan sweep of the women's 1500 m, winning in 4:26.32.  Anju Takamizawa (Matsuyama Univ.) scored a meet record 10:08.40 to win the women's 3000 mSC by a wide margin.



The men's 5000 m was almost a time trial for 2015 Hakone Ekiden champion Aoyama Gakuin University, AGU runners taking 7 of the top 10 spots led by Yuki Nakamura in 14:04.22.  Kazuki Takeshita (Toyo Univ.) and Nanami Arai (Tokai Univ.) were two of the only runners to break AGU's domination, 2nd and 3rd in 14:06.80 and 14:08.85.  Hakone MVP Daichi Kamino (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) made a return to racing for the first time in over 4 months after suffering a stress fracture in February, finishing 9th in 14:13.98.  2014 National University Track and Field Championships 1500 m 3rd-placer Lazarus Motanya (Kenya/Obirin Univ.) added a win to his growing collection with a 3:47.81 for 1st in the men's 1500 m.

Among the highlights in other events, meet records fell in five other women's events.  Masumi Aoki (Int'l Pacific Univ.) set a 13.35 +2.0 m/s MR in the women's 100 m hurdles, Natsumi Fujimori (Juntendo Univ.) following up with a 52.73 m MR in the women's discus throw, Aya Ota (Fukuoka Univ.) with a 15.41 m in the women's shot put and Sheriai Tsuda (Higashi Osaka Univ.) jumping a MR 1.81 m in the women's high jump.  Among a small contingent of Taiwanese collegiates taking part in the meet, Pei-Ning Hung (Taipei Univ. of Education) set a solid 13.13 m +1.2 m/s MR to win the women's triple jump.

Undone by a +2.5 m/s tailwind, Tenju Togawa (Gifu Keizai Univ.) missed an official MR with his 7.88 m for the win in the men's long jump, meaning only two meet records were set in the men's events.  One came in the men's 100 m, where Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) ran 10.19 +0.4 m/s, eclipsing the 10.25 record set in 2006 by future Beijing Olympics bronze medalist Naoki Tsukahara.  The other came in the high jump, where Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) and two others cleared 2.20 m.

National University Individual Track and Field Championships
Shonan BMW Stadium, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, June 12-14, 2015
click here for complete results

Men

Men's 5000 m
1. Yuki Nakamura (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:04.22
2. Kazuki Takeshita (Toyo Univ.) - 14:06.80
3. Yuhi Akiyama (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:09.54
4. Kazuki Tamura (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:10.53
5. Yuta Shimoda (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:10.81
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9. Daichi Kamino (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:13.98

Men's 1500 m
1. Lazarus Motanya (Kenya/Obirin Univ.) - 3:47.81
2. Takumi Murashima (Juntendo Univ.) - 3:48.92
3. Mitsutaka Tomita (Tokai Univ.) - 3:49.40
4. Yuji Asaishi (Komazawa Univ.) - 3:49.93
5. Yusuke Kumakura (Jobu Univ.) - 3:51.34

Men's 800 m
1. Takuya Fukunaga (Nihon Univ.) - 1:50.26
2. Naoto Arayasu (Juntendo Univ.) - 1:50.51
3. Daisuke Sakurai (Kyoto Univ.) - 1:51.09
4. Kensuke Sumi (Nihon Univ.) - 1:51.45
5. Miran Saito (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 1:51.94

Men's 400 m
1. Kaiki Azuma (Gifu Keizai Univ.) - 47.10
2. Kosuke Horii (Josai Univ.) - 47.28
3. Mikio Kawase (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 47.43
4. Kaisei Yui (Juntendo Univ.) - 47.44
5. Keita Suzuki (Surugadai Univ.) - 47.77

Men's 200 m +0.6 m/s
1. Masafumi Naoki (Chuo Univ.) - 20.95
2. Yusuke Uozato (Tsukuba Univ.) - 20.99
3. Yuta Inouchi (Hosei Univ.) - 21.03
4. Takuto Yano (Hosei Univ.) - 21.25
5. Yuya Kurabe (Niigata Univ. of Health and Welfare) - 21.27

Men's 100 m +0.4 m/s
1. Takuya Nagata (Hosei Univ.) - 10.19 - MR
2. Takumi Masuda (Tokai Univ.) - 10.40
3. Soshi Watanabe (Tokai Univ.) - 10.42
4. Yuji Yamamoto (Nittai Univ.) - 10.45
5. Masaki Nashimoto (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10.45

Men's 3000 mSC
1. Issei Miyagi (Tokai Univ.) - 9:05.67
2. Takumi Murashima (Juntendo Univ.) - 9:06.40
3. Masaki Akima (Teikyo Univ.) - 9:06.53
4. Shingo Fujisaki (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 9:06.61
5. Seiya Omori (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 9:12.55

Men's 400 mH
1. Shotaro Tanabe (Chuo Univ.) - 51.31
2. Haruki Maeyama (Keio Univ.) - 51.37
3. Ryo Kajiki (Josai Univ.) - 51.45
4. Naoya Nakano (Waseda Univ.) - 51.49
5. Masayuki Obayashi (Kinki Univ.) - 51.84

Men's 110 mH +1.4 m/s
1. Masahiro Kagimoto (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 13.94
2. Taio Kanai (Hosei Univ.) - 13.98
3. Hiroki Fudaba (Kokusai Budo Univ.)- 13.98
4. Yushi Hatanaka (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 14.09
5. Yohei Shimizu (Chukyo Univ.) - 14.12

Men's 10000 m RW
1. Toshikazu Yamanishi (Kyoto Univ.) - 41:27.35
2. Yuta Fukushima (Nihon Univ.) - 41:48.12
3. Yuzuru Nakao (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 41:53.31
4. Hironari Tomatsu (Aichi Univ. of Education) - 41:54.91
5. Katsuya Endo (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 41:56.84

Men's High Jump
1. Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2.20 m - MR
2. Ken Ishibashi (Okayama Shoka Univ.) - 2.20 m
3. Shuichi Matsumoto (Fukuoka Univ.) - 2.20 m
4. Kazuhiro Ota (Kanazawa Seiryo Univ.) - 2.17 m
5. Ryoichi Akamatsu (Gifu Univ.) - 2.14 m

Men's Pole Vault
1. Tomoki Yamamoto (Nittai Univ.) - 5.30 m
2. Ryoya Funamoto (Nittai Univ.) - 5.20 m
3. Shunta Henmi (Chukyo Univ.) - 5.20 m
4. Shota Enoki (Chukyo Univ.) - 5.20 m
5. Hiroaki Sonehara (Tsukuba Univ.) - 5.10 m

Men's Long Jump
1. Tenju Togawa (Gifu Keizai Univ.) - 7.88 m +2.5 m/s
2. Shunsuke Narisada (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.) - 7.75 m +1.6 m/s
3. Kirii Matsuzoe (Hosei Univ.) - 7.74 m +2.6 m/s
4. Kento Morita (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 7.69 m +3.8 m/s
5. Satoshi Ninomiya (Tsuru Univ.) - 7.53 m +2.9 m/s

Men's Triple Jump
1. Akihisa Abiru (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15.97 m +2.2 m/s
2. Masaaki Kusumoto (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15.95 m +2.0 m/s
3. Kohei Nakayama (Chukyo Univ.) - 15.92 m +1.8 m/s
4. Sho Sawaki (Aichi Univ. of Education) - 15.84 m +1.5 m/s
5. Noboru Watanabe (Gifu Keizai Univ.) - 15.58 m +1.8 m/s

Men's Shot Put
1. Hikaru Murakami (Kokushikan Univ.) - 16.35 m
2. Yutaro Suda (Kokushikan Univ.) - 15.66 m
3. Tomoyasu Kitao (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15.63 m
4. Shinya Saruta (Tokai Univ.) - 15.48 m
5. Masashi Yamada (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 15.47 m

Men's Discus Throw
1. Shigeyuki Maisawa (Tokai Univ.) - 53.25 m
2. Shota Horie (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 50.70 m
3. Jun Yoshida (Tokai Univ.) - 49.85 m
4. Hiroya Kobayashi (Juntendo Univ.) - 49.69 m
5. Yuto Watanabe (Juntendo Univ.) - 49.65 m

Men's Hammer Throw
1. Yuta Kanehara (Kyoto Sangyo Univ.) - 64.76 m
2. Taiki Nemoto (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 63.84 m
3. Hao-Chan Tseng (Univ. of Taipei) - 63.32 m
4. Daiki Mori (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 61.60 m
5. Naoki Uematsu (Chukyo Univ.) - 61.39 m

Men's Javelin Throw
1. Takuma Nakanishi (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 73.48 m
2. Homaru Mori (Chuo Univ.) - 72.06 m
3. Masaaki Michiue (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 70.03 m
4. Kosei Matsutani (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 70.03 m
5. Kenji Maritani (Tsukuba Univ.) - 69.68 m

Women

Women's 5000 m
1. Fuyuka Kimura (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 15:56.89
2. Kotoe Chaya (Nittai Univ.) - 15:57.01
3. Wakana Itsuki (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15:58.30
4. Saki Fukui (Josai Univ.) - 16:08.02
5. Yomogi Akasaka (Meijo Univ.) - 16:09.91

Women's 1500 m
1. Hikaru Nakamura (Kyoto Koka Joshi Univ.) - 4:26.32
2. Yurina Yokoyama (Meijo Univ.) - 4:27.14
3. Ami Hirose (Kansai Univ.) - 4:28.37
4. Kyoko Koyama (Juntendo Univ.) - 4:28.90
5. Hinano Yamada (Toyo Univ.) - 4:30.21

Women's 800 m
1. Ran Urabe (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 2:08.99
2. Mina Ueda (Josai Univ.) - 2:10.46
3. Ayane Kumagai (Nittai Univ.) - 2:10.75
4. Chiaki Kamiura (Tsuru Univ.) - 2:11.26
5. Rina Ono (Fukushima Univ.) - 2:12.12

Women's 400 m
1. Asami Shintaku (Chuo Univ.) - 54.75
2. Ayaka Nishida (Kobe Univ.) - 55.16
3. Nanako Matsumoto (Tsukuba Univ.) - 55.39
4. Misaki Yoshimi (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 55.40
5. Kaede Kashiyama (Shigakkan Univ.) - 55.95

Women's 200 m +1.5 m/s
1. Mizuki Nakamura (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 23.99
2. Yong-Jie Syu (Taipei Univ. of Education) - 24.10
3. Mariko Nagano (Konan Univ.) - 24.35
4. Hiromi Shioya (Surugadai Univ.) - 24.35
5. Mei Yamamoto (Sakushin Gakuin Univ.) - 24.41

Women's 100 m +2.1 m/s
1. Yuki Miyazawa (Matsuyama Univ.) - 11.60
2. Mizuki Nakamura (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 11.70
3. Noriko Shigenaga (Fukuoka Univ.) - 11.78
4. Mariko Nagano (Konan Univ.) - 11.88
5. Haruka Abe (Fukushima Univ.) - 11.91

Women's 3000 mSC
1. Anju Takamizawa (Matsuyama Univ.) - 10:08.40 - MR
2. Moeno Shimizu (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 10:15.49
3. Chisato Sekine (Chuo Univ.) - 10:19.78
4. Soyoka Segawa (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10:31.43
5. Ayaka Koike (Tohoku Fukushi Univ.) - 10:32.14

Women's 400 mH
1. Ayaka Nishida (Kobe Univ.) - 58.37
2. Moe Oshiden (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 58.93
3. Satsuki Uemhara (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 59.20
4. Kazu Ota (Gifu Univ.) - 1:00.63
5. Aimi Sumina (Rikkyo Univ.) - 1:00.80

Women's 100 mH +2.0 m/s
1. Masumi Aoki (Int'l Pacific Univ.) - 13.35 - MR
2. Anri Tanaka (Konan Univ.) - 13.43
3. Haruka Abe (Fukushima Univ.) - 13.43
4. Chisato Kiyoyama (Tsukuba Univ.) - 13.54
5. Meg Hemphill (Chuo Univ.) - 13.58

Women's 10000 m RW
1. Rena Goto (Chubu Gakuin Univ.) - 47:15.25
2. Fumiko Okabe (Saitama Medical Univ.) - 48:26.07
3. Sayori Matsumoto (Juntendo Univ.) - 48:31.24
4. Nami Kumagai (Kokushikan Univ.) - 48:49.99
5. Risako Maruyama (Chukyo Univ.) - 49:17.54

Women's High Jump
1. Sheriai Tsuda (Higashi Osaka Univ.) - 1.81 m - MR
2. Yuka Soma (Aichi Kyoiku Univ.) - 1.78 m
3. Ai Tsuji (Konan Univ.) - 1.75 m
4. Saki Matsui (Tsukuba Univ.) - 1.70 m
5. Satomi Teratani (Tsukuba Univ.) - 1.70 m

Women's Pole Vault
1. Remi Odajima (Seiwa Univ.) - 3.90 m
2. Rina Suzuki (Nittai Univ.) - 3.80 m
3. Rinsa Mamiya (Chukyo Univ.) - 3.70 m
4. Yui Aoyagi (Kanoya Taiiku Univ.) - 3.70 m
5. Yuko Enomoto (Tsukuba Univ.) - 3.70 m

Women's Long Jump
1. Erika Tsujimoto (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 6.17 m +3.2 m/s
2. Nonoka Rito (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 6.00 m +1.5 m/s
3. Narumi Suenaga (Osaka Seikei Univ.) - 5.96 m +2.3 m/s
4. Akina Nakagawa (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 5.91 m +2.0 m/s
5. Maiko Uegaki (Mukogawa Joshi Univ.) - 5.90 m +1.1 m/s

Women's Triple Jump
1. Pei-Ning Hung (Taipei Univ. of Education) - 13.13 m +1.2 m/s - MR
2. Risa Ichimura (Denki Tsushin Univ.) - 12.78 m +1.3 m/s
3. Chika Uchiumi (Tokai Univ.) - 12.74 m +0.8 m/s
4. Yumi Suzuki (Shigakkan Univ.) - 12.55 m +2.0 m/s
5. Saki Kenmochi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 12.54 m +2.1 m/s

Women's Shot Put
1. Aya Ota (Fukuoka Univ.) - 15.41 m - MR
2. Li-Chun Lai (Taiwan National Sports Univ.) - 14.81 m
3. Mai Yamamoto (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 14.54 m
4. Shoko Matsuda (Kokushikan Univ.) - 14.08 m
5. Haruka Yamamoto (Osaka Taiiku Univ.) - 13.81 m

Women's Discus Throw
1. Natsumi Fujimori (Juntendo Univ.) - 52.73 m - MR
2. Asuka Ishii (Tokyo Joshi Taiiku Univ.) - 46.61 m
3. Minori Tsujikawa (Tsukuba Univ.) - 46.37 m
4. Mika Yamamoto (Chukyo Univ.) - 46.10 m
5. Akari Yoshitome (Ritsumeikan Univ.) - 45.37 m

Women's Hammer Throw
1. Misaki Fukushima (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 56.35 m
2. Aimi Arimoto (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 56.23 m
3. Yuko Ohira (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 55.68 m
4. Chika Sasaki (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 55.58 m
5. Karin Moromura (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 55.22 m

Women's Javelin Throw
1. Shiori Toma (Kyushu Kyoritsu Univ.) - 54.63 m
2. Mizuki Kato (Kyoto Kyoiku Univ.) - 53.50 m
3. Marina Saito (Kokushikan Univ.) - 51.69 m
4. Anna Sakakura (Kanoya Taiiku Univ.) - 51.56 m
5. Ayano Motoki (Fukuoka Univ.) - 51.47 m

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