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Yamamoto's Pole Vault Meet Record Tops Final Day of National Corporate Track and Field Championships

by Brett Larner
click here for Day One results and report 
click here for Day Two results and report

Seito Yamamoto (Team Toyota) broke one of the oldest standing meet records at the National Corporate Track and Field Championships on this year's final day of competition, clearing 5.70 m to break the 5.62 record set back in 1999 by Fumiaki Kobayashi (Miki House).  Kobayashi passed all the way to 5.30 m, clearing it and 5.50 m on his first try to seal the win.  Going straight to 5.70 m, it took him three attempts to clear it but the record was his.  The women's 4x400 m almost saw another meet record as the Junanaju Ginko team was just 0.03 off the 3:47.38 record it set in 2010 with a lineup including current third runner Mai Yamada.

In distance action, Hiram Ngatia (Team Toyota) ran the fastest time in the three evenly-stacked men's 5000 m, 13:23.65, for the Heat Three and overall win.  1500 m champ Ronald Kwemoi (Team Komori Corp.) had the slowest winning time, 13:38.75 in Heat One, with 1500 m runner-up David Njuguna (Team Yakult) getting payback with a 13:38.51 win in Heat Two.  Former Komazawa University star Shogo Nakamura (Team Fujitsu) was the fastest Japanese man of the day at 13:45.58 in Heat Two.  Rosemary Monica Wanjiru (Team Starts) outran 2014 World Half Marathon Championships bronze medalist Sally Chepyego (Team Kyudenko) for the win in the women's 5000 m A-heat 15:15.42 to 15:21.14, with Riko Matsuzaki (Team Sekisui Kagaku) rounding out the podium in 15:33.89.

63rd National Corporate Track and Field Championships Day Three
Nagaragawa Field, Gifu, 9/27/15
click here for complete results

Men's 100 m Final +0.5 m/s
1. Seiya Kusano (Liniart) - 10.43
2. Sota Kawatsura (Mizuno) - 10.49
3. Yuichi Kobayashi (NTN) - 10.50

Women's 100 m Final +0.4 m/s
1. Nodoka Seko (Joba Club Crane) - 11.60
2. Saori Kitakaze (Hokkaido HiTec AC) - 11.75
3. Megumi Shimizu (Niigata Albirex RC) - 11.77

Men's 400 m Final
1. Tomoya Tamura (Sumitomo Denko) - 46.65
2. Hideyuki Hirose (Fujitsu) - 46.80
3. Kazushi Kimura (Shidenko) - 47.23

Women's 400 m Final
1. Asami Chiba (Toho Ginko) - 54.00
2. Sayaka Aoki (Toho Ginko) - 54.08
3. Manami Kira (At Home) - 54.47

Men's 800 m Final
1. Masato Yokote (Fujitsu) - 1:49.55
2. Yasuhiro Nakamura (Evolu) - 1:50.03
3. Wataru Okamoto (Hoki Board of Education) - 1:50.41

Women's 800 m Final
1. Fumika Omori (Lotte) - 2:08.53
2. Mariko Okita (Niigata Albirex RC) - 2:08.86
3. Aki Tasaka (Yogashi Georges) - 2:09.65

Men's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Ronald Kwemoi (Komori Corp.) - 13:38.75
2. Daniel Kepkemoi (Toyota Boshoku) - 13:42.85
3. Macharia Ndirangu (Aichi Seiko) - 13:44.67
4. Keijiro Mogi (Asahi Kasei) - 13:45.79
5. Akihiko Tsumurai (Mazda) - 13:47.23

Men's 5000 m Heat 2
1. David Njuguna (Yakult) - 13:38.51
2. Shogo Nakamura (Fujitsu) - 13:45.58
3. Yuta Takahashi (DeNA) - 13:47.81
4. Yuta Shitara (Honda) - 13:50.90
5. Kazuma Ito (Sumitomo Denko) - 13:58.70

Men's 5000 m Heat 3
1. Hiram Ngatia (Toyota) - 13:23.65
2. Patick Muwaka (Aisan Kogyo) - 13:48.44
3. Yasunori Murakami (Fujitsu) - 13:49.73
4. Yuki Takamiya (Yakult) - 13:51.33
5. Keita Baba (Honda) - 13:52.46

Junior Men's 5000 m
1. Taishi Sakamoto (Toyota Kyushu) - 14:23.59
2. Takaya Arake (Asahi Kasei) - 14:24.60
3. Satoshi Kondo (Toyota) - 14:28.24

Women's 5000 m Heat 1
1. Sumina Kuroda (Toto) - 15:54.81
2. Nami Hashimoto (Denso) - 15:58.18
3. Mao Kuroda (Wacoal) - 15:59.20
4. Asahi Takeuchi (Uniqlo) - 16:00.65
5. Naoka Akutsu (Mitsui Sumitomo Kaijo) - 16:01.33

Women's 5000 m Heat 2
1. Rosemary Monica Wanjiru (Starts) - 15:15.42
2. Sally Chepyego (Kyudenko) - 15:21.14
3. Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) - 15:33.89
4. Risa Kikuchi (Hitachi) - 15:37.68
5. Grace Kimanzi (Starts) - 15:40.82

Men's 110 mH Final -0.7 m/s
1. Yuta Notoya (New Mode) - 13.80
2. Hideki Omuro (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 13.83
3. Hiroyuki Sato (Hitachi Kasei) - 13.85

Women's 100 mH Final +1.7 m/s
1. Hitomi Shimura (Toho Ginko) - 13.40
2. Airi Ito (Sumitomo Denko) - 13.41
3. Sayaka Kishi (Car Paint Kishi) - 13.50

Men's 4x400 m Relay Final
1. Mizuno - 3:07.36
2. Sumitomo Denko - 3:07.64
3. Arrows Japan - 3:10.21

Women's 4x400 m Relay Final
1. Nanjunana Ginko - 3:47.41
2. Toyota - 4:14.09

Women's High Jump
1. Miyuki Fukumoto (Konan Univ. Staff) - 1.81 m
2. Yuki Watanabe (Milite Techno) - 1.78 m
3. Moeko Kyoya (Shiriuchi H.S. Staff) - 1.78 m

Men's Pole Vault
1. Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.70 m - MR
2. Naoya Kawaguchi (Iwase H.S. Staff) - 5.30 m
3. Ryo Tanaka (Wakayama Prefecture Board of Education) - 5.30 m

Men's Triple Jump
1. Daigo Hasegawa (Hitachi ICT) - 16.49 m -0.5 m/s
2. Kazuyoshi Ishikawa (Nagano Yoshida H.S. Staff) - 16.35 m +0.6 m/s
3. Nobuaki Fujibayashi (Ritsumeikan Univ. Staff) - 15.93 m +0.7 m/s

Women's Triple Jump
1. Kaede Miyasaka (Maki Sports) - 13.06 +0.8 m/s
2. Mayu Yoshida (Gifu H.S. Staff) - 13.03 m +1.5 m/s
3. Arisa Nakao (Yuwakai) - 12.89 m +1.1 m/s

Men's Shot Put
1. Satoshi Hatase (Alsok) - 17.44 m
2. Daichi Nakamura (Ochiai J.H.S. Staff) - 17.29 m
3. Takanao Suzuki (Okuwa) - 17.22 m

Women's Discus Throw
1. Ayumi Sakaguchi (S.T.T.) - 52.33 m
2. Ai Shikimoto (Niigata Albirex RC) - 50.68 m
3. Nozomi Kusaka (Omitama SC) - 48.63 m

Women's Hammer Throw
1. Akane Watanabe (Maruwa) - 64.92 m
2. Masumi Aya (Maruzen Kogyo) - 64.86 m
3. Wakana Sato (Toho Ginko) - 57.37 m

Men's Javelin Throw
1. Genki Dean (Mizuno) - 77.13 m
2. Yuya Koriki (Tottori Pref. Gov't) - 75.11 m
3. Fumitaka Saito (Gero Special Needs H.S. Staff) - 74.55 m


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