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Hirosawa Breaks 400 m Region Record - Kanto Regionals Day Two Highlights

Despite windy conditions that put legal marks out of reach in most events, day 2 of the Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships saw one notable new record. In the D1 women's 400 m Mae Hirosawa (Nittai Univ.) ran 53.45 to break the meet record by 0.30 and the Kanto Region record by 0.11. Both of the previous records were set by Kazue Kakinuma (Chuo Univ.) back in 1995 before Hirosawa was born. Hirosawa now stands at all-time #6 among Japanese collegiate women.

In its first season without now-graduated national record holder Yoshihide Kiryu, Toyo University showed continued growth in its sprinting. First-year Daisuke Miyamoto (Toyo Univ.) won the D1 men's title in 10.11 (+3.2 m/s), then boosted the Toyo men's 4x100 m team to a 39.03 school record for the win. Toyo's investment in first-rate facilities for Kiryu looks like it will continue to pay dividends in the years to come.

Times were slow across the 1500 m, with indoor mile national record holder Ryoji Tatezawa (Tokai Univ.) taking the D1 men's title in 3:51.30 and Wakana Kabasawa (Keio Univ.) the D1 women's title in 4:32.95. D2 men's winner Atsuya Ubukata (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) was actually faster than Tatezawa, running 3:50.76.

97th Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships 

Day Two Highights
Sagamihara Gion Stadium, Kanagawa, 5/25/18
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D1 Women's 100 m Final +2.4 m/s
1.Sayaka Adachi (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 11.66
2. Kanako Yuasa (Nittai Univ.) - 11.68
3. Rina Saito (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 11.70

D1 Women's 400 m Final
1. Mae Hirosawa (Nittai Univ.) - 53.45 - MR, PB
2. Yuna Iwata (Chuo Univ.) - 53.95
3. Mayu Kobayashi (Nittai Univ.) - 54.18 - PB

D1 Women's 1500 m Final
1. Wakana Kabasawa (Keio Univ.) - 4:32.95
2. Nokoka Hosaka (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 4:32.99
3. Kana Tsuchida (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 4:33.07

D1 Women's 100 m Hurdles Final +4.8 m/s
1. Hikari Tanaka (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 13.17
2. Yuri Okubo (Chuo Univ.) - 13.20
3. Marumi Nakai (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 13.41

D1 Women's 10000 m Racewalk Final
1. Nami Kumagai (Kokushikan Univ.) - 47:38.57
2. Yukiho Mizoguchi (Waseda Univ.) - 49:36.26
3. Sayori Matsumoto (Juntendo Univ.) - 49:40.26

D1 Women's High Jump Final
1. Haruka Nakano (Waseda Univ.) - 1.82 m
2. Yuzuki Ishioka (Nihon Joshi Taiiku Univ.) - 1.79 m
3. Nagisa Takahashi (Nihon Univ.) - 1.73 m

D1 Women's Hammer Throw Final
1. Kiyono Sekiguchi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 58.25 m
2. Miharu Kodate (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 55.94 m
3. Kosumo Ehara (Tsukuba Univ.) - 55.60 m

D1 Women's Javelin Throw Final
1. Tomoka Kuwazoe (Tsukuba Univ.) - 52.91 m
2. Mahiro Osa (Kokushikan Univ.) - 52.91 m
3. Asuka Goto (Tsukuba Univ.) - 51.78 m

D1 Women's 4x100 m Final
1. Nittai Univ. - 44.98
2. Aoyama Gakuin Univ. - 45.42
3. Sugadai Univ. - 45.53

D2 Women's High Jump Final
1. Airi Tsubuki (Tokyo Gakugei Grad School) - 1.60 m


D1 Men's 100 m Final +3.2 m/s
1. Daisuke Miyamoto (Toyo Univ.) - 10.11
2. Kotaro Iwasaki (Tokai Univ.) - 10.16
3. Ippei Takeda (Chuo Univ.) - 10.17

D1 Men's 400 m Final
1. Julian Walsh (Toyo Univ.) - 46.39
2. Daichi Suzuki (Nihon Univ.) - 46.64
3. Rikuya Ito (Waseda Univ.) - 46.84

D1 Men's 1500 m Final
1. Ryoji Tatezawa (Tokai Univ.) - 3:51.30
2. Shohei Shimizu (Yamahashi Gakuin Univ.) - 3:51.69
3. Ko Kobayashi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 3:51.85
4. Kazuyoshi Tamogami (Chuo Univ.) - 3:52.30
5. Rkuto Iijima (Waseda Univ.) - 3:52.52

D1 Men's 110 m Hurdles Final +3.5 m/s
1. Takumu Furuya (Waseda Univ.) - 13.45
2. Yusuke Takahashi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 13.97
3. Papudenba Hiramatsu (Nihon Univ.) - 14.01

D1 Men's Long Jump Final
1. Yugo Sakai (Keio Univ.) - 8.31 m +4.7 m/s
2. Yuki Hashioka (Nihon Univ.) - 8.30 m +3.4 m/s
3. Tazuma Kawashima (Juntendo Univ.) - 8.04 m +4.7 m/s

D1 Men's Decathlon Final
1. Keisuke Okuda (Tokai Univ.) - 7415 - PB
2. Suguru Shiozaki (Nihon Univ.) - 7356
3. Shun Taue (Juntendo  Univ.) - 7249

D1 Men's 4x100 m Final
1. Toyo Univ. - 39.03
2. Tsukuba Univ. - 39.28
3. Tokai Univ. - 39.29

D2 Men's 100 m Final +4.4 m/s
1. Tenju Togawa (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 10.42
2. Asuka Aoyagi (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 10.43
3. Yoshinori Nakano (Yokohama Kokusai Univ.) - 10.44

D2 Men's 400 m Final
1. Kota Wakabayashi (Sugadai Univ.) - 46.70
2. Taisei Kudo (Sugadai Univ.) - 47.20
3. Fuga Sato (Sakushin Gakuin Univ.) - 47.23

D2 Men's 1500 m Final
1. Atsuya Ubukata (Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 3:50.76
2. Kentaro Miyahira (Nihon Yakka Univ.) - 3:51.02
3. Yuzuki Maekawa (Tokyo Kokusai Univ.) - 3:51.47

D2 Men's 110 m Hurdles Final +3.4 m/s
1. Anthony Kurio (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 13.57
2. Takafumi Iguchi (Rikkyo Univ.) - 13.82
3. Thomas Ishida (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 13.91

D2 Men's Triple Jump Final
1. Yuta Saito (Sakushin Gakuin Univ.) - 16.08 m +1.3 m/s - PB
2. Takuro Banta (Seigakuin Univ) - 15.59 m +2.2 m/s
3. Tomoro Yokomori (Yamanashi Gakuin Univ.) - 15.54 m +2.5 m/s

D2 Men's Decathlon Final
1. Takahide Nakatomi (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 6703
2. Kai Kawahata (Chiba Shoka Univ.) - 64.54
3. Masato Kotsubo (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 64.54 m

D2 Men's 4x100 m Final
1. Sugadai Univ. - 40.17
2. Kokusai Budo Univ. - 40.25
3. Sakushin Gakuin Univ.) - 40.31

D3 Men's Decathlon Final
1. Nobuhiko Aratani (Tokyo Gakugei Grad School) - 7116 - PB
2. HIroyoshi Ushiro (Kokushikan Grad School) - 6882
3. Koki Nagai (Juntendo Grad School) - 6772

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