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Two Meet Records and Kiryu in the 200 m - Kanto Regionals Day Three Highlights

by Brett Larner


Following up on his 100 m title and anchor run for Toyo University's 4x100 m team, Rio Olympics men's 4x100 m silver medalist Yoshihide Kiryu rolled on through day three of his final Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships, winning his 200 m heat in 20.79 +1.3 m/s. Where he easily dominated all three rounds of the 100 m, this time Kiryu had pressure. In Heat 3, second-year Jun Yamashita (Tsukuba Univ.) ran 20.71 -0.5 m/s to take the top spot heading into the semi-finals.


After a raft of meet records on the second day of Regionals, two more events saw new records on day three. In the D2 men's javelin throw, little-known Ryoma Nakaura (Ibaraki Univ.) threw a meet record 71.93 m to win by over six meters. The competition of the day came in the D1 men's pole vault, where both fourth-year Koki Kuruma (Juntendo Univ.) and first-year Masaki Ejima (Nihon Univ.) cleared the ancient 5.40 m meet record dating back to 1998. 6th in both the 2015 World Youth Championships and 2016 World U20 Championships, Ejima tied his PB of 5.50 m to take 2nd, Kuruma getting the win as he cleared his PB by 15 cm for a new meet record of 5.55 m.



In long distance action, Rio 3000 mSC Olympian and defending D1 champ Kazuya Shiojiri (Juntendo Univ.) opted to sit the steeple out in favor of more orthodox distance. In his absence, Ryoma Aoki (Hosei Univ.) took the D1 title in 8:52.77. D2 winner Taisei Ogino (Kanagawa Univ.) was faster, running six seconds better than he did last year to win for the second year in a row in 8:51.16.  Second last year, 2015 women's 3000 mSC winner Moeno Shimizu (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) returned to the top, winning by more than ten seconds in 10:19.41.

96th Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships
Day Three Highlights
Nissan Stadium, Yokohama, 5/27/17
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Men's 3000 mSC Final - Division 1
1. Ryoma Aoki (Hosei Univ.) - 8:52.77
2. Shuto Mikami (Tokai Univ.) - 8:55.58
3. Hiroshi Yanokura (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 8:58.93
4. Kazuya Yamaguchi (Nittai Univ.) - 9:02.43
5. Kiyosumi Higashijima (Meiji Univ.) - 9:03.36

Men's 3000 mSC Final - Division 2
1. Taisei Ogino (Kanagawa Univ.) - 8:51.16
2. Joya Tamura (Teikyo Univ.) - 9:02.60
3. Shoya Takahashi (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 9:02.87
4. Masahiro Kamido (Asia Univ.) - 9:05.21
5. Seiju Suzuki (Tokyo Kokusai Univ.) - 9:06.89

Women's 3000 mSC Final
1. Moeno Shimizu (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 10:19.41
2. Nanami Niwa (Chuo Univ.) - 10:29.70
3. Yui Sato (Juntendo Univ.) - 10:31.21
4. Yuka Matsumura (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10:37.57
5. Yuki Akiyama (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10:37.93

Men's 10000 m Race Walk - Division 1
1. Fumitaka Oikawa (Toyo Univ.) - 40:57.36
2. Koki Ikeda (Toyo Univ.) - 40:59.16
3. Masatora Kawano (Toyo Univ.) - 41:11.62

Men's 10000 m Race Walk - Division 2
1. Sho Sakazaki (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - 42:53.94
2. Yamato Nakajima (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - 42:59.55
3. Taiga Takizawa (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - 43:26.85

Men's High Jump Final - Division 1
1. Daisuke Nakajima (Nihon Univ.) - 2.16 m
2. Kei Higashijima (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2.13 m
3. Ryohei Kamikawa (Nihon Univ.) - 2.10 m

Men's Pole Vault - Division 1
1. Koki Kuruma (Juntendo Univ.) - 5.55 m - MR
2. Masaki Ejima (Nihon Univ.) - 5.50 m (MR)
3. Shingo Sawa (Nihon Univ.) - 5.20 m

Men's Long Jump Final - Division 2
1. Naoya Yoshizawa (Sakushin Gakuin Univ.) - 7.36 m -0.7 m/s
2. Masaki Ebinuma (Surugadai Univ.) - 7.19 m -0.7 m/s
3. Hideaki Kinoshita (Tokyo Univ.) - 7.16 m -0.3 m/s

Women's Triple Jump Final
1. Kuria Kenmochi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 12.78 m -0.5 m/s
2. Machiko Ota (Nihon Univ.) - 12.70 m +0.4 m/s
3. Moeno Saito (Nihon Joshi Taiiku Univ.) - 12.63 m +0.2 m/s

Men's Discus Throw - Division 2
1. Sayato Ueda (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 43.80 m
2. Koichi Ishii (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 43.02 m
3. Kohei Yaguchi (Saitama Univ.) - 42.76 m

Men's Hammer Throw - Division 1
1. Shinya Fujioka (Juntendo Univ.) - 60.12 m
2. Yosuke Umeyama (Juntendo Univ.) - 59.81 m
3. Shoki Kojima (Nihon Univ.) - 59.75 m

Men's Hammer Throw - Division 2
1. Shosei Kitamata (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 60.03 m
2. Takahiro Oshima (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 55.30 m
3. Shuta Yamazaki (Hakuoh Univ.) - 53.79 m

Women's Hammer Throw
1. Kiyono Sekiguchi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 59.56 m
2. Kosumo Ehara (Tsukuba Univ.) - 57.56 m
3. Mirei Kuroiwa (Tsukuba Univ.) - 55.89 m

Men's Javelin Throw - Division 2
1. Ryoma Nakaura (Ibaraki Univ.) - 71.93 m - MR
2. Takashi Yabe (Hitotsubashi Univ.) - 65.80 m
3. Yuji Nakamura (Shobi Gakuen Univ.) - 64.40 m

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