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Takekawa Over Ejima for Pole Vault Meet Record - Kanto Regionals Day Three Highlights

A great D1 men's pole vault brought most of the entertainment value to the thid day of the 97th Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships Saturday at Sagamihara Gion Stadium in the back corners of the Kanagawa badlands. Kosei Takekawa (Hosei Univ.) cleared 5.60 m to set a new Kanto Regionals meet record, beating Kanto Region record holder Masaki Ejima (Nihon Univ.) who could only clear 5.50 m this time out the gate.

The D1 men's 3000 mSC final was also solid, with Takekawa's teammate Ryoma Aoki (Hosei Univ.) running a PB 8:42.11 for the win over Tsubasa Komuro (Toyo Univ.), whose 8:43.62 was a school record. For comparison, at almost the same time the U.S.-based Yusuke Uchikoshi (Boise State Univ.) and Takeshi Okada (UC Berkeley) ran only 8:48.03 and 9:10.41 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round meet in Sacramento.

97th Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships 

Day Three Highights
Sagamihara Gion Stadium, Kanagawa, 5/26/18
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D1 Women's 3000 m Steeplechase Final
1. Yuki Akiyama (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10:14.26 - PB
2. Moeno Shimizu (Tokyo Nogyo Univ.) - 10:16.04
3. Yuka Matsumura (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10:39.80
4. Arisa Sakuma (Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10:48.86 - PB
5. Miki Obata (Rikkyo Univ.) - 10:49.48 - PB

D1 Women's Triple Jump Final
1. Kuria Kenmochi (Tsukuba Univ.) - 13.09 m +1.8 m/s
2. Sayaka Nakamura (Juntendo Univ.) - 12.91 m +1.9 m/s - PB
3. Moeno Saito (Nihon Joshi Taiiku Univ.) - 12.73 m +0.9 m/s - PB

D2 Women's 200 m Final +1.6 m/s
1. Misaki Kodera (Sakushin Gakuin Grad School) - 24.56


D1 Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Final
1. Ryoma Aoki (Hosei Univ.) - 8:42.11 - PB
2. Tsubasa Komuro (Toyo Univ.) - 8:43.62 - PB
3. Shuto Mikami (Tokai Univ.) - 8:47.46
4. Ryohei Sakaguchi (Tokai Univ.) - 8:51.94
5. Takumi Yoshida (Waseda Univ.) - 8:54.33

D1 Men's 10000 m Racewalk Final
1. Koki Ikeda (Toyo Univ.) - 40:16.44 - PB
2. Masatora Kawano (Toyo Univ.) - 40:24.84
3. Kazuki Takahashi (Waseda Univ.) - 40:44.98

D1 Men's High Jump Final
1. Renya Nonaka (Juntendo Univ.) - 2.13 m - PB
2. Yuji Hiramatsu (Tsukuba Univ.) - 2.10 m
3. Koki Tsunoda (Juntendo Univ.) - 2.05 m

D1 Men's Pole Vault Final
1. Kosei Takekawa (Hosei Univ.) - 5.60 m - MR, PB
2. Masaki Ejima (Nihon Univ.) - 5.50 m
3. Shingo Sawa (Nihon Univ.) - 5.30 m

D1 Men's Hammer Throw Final
1. Shoki Kojima (Nihon Univ.) - 62.79 m - PB
2. Masanari Ito (Juntendo Univ.) - 61.25 m - PB
3. Shosei Kitamata (Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 61.07 m

D2 Men's 3000 m Steeplechase Final
1. Taisei Ogino (Kanagawa Univ.) - 8:52.27
2. Kota Yoshida (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 8:55.38 - PB
3. Taiju Nishikata (Kanagawa Univ.) - 8:56.15 - PB
4. Tenta Suzuki (Tokyo Kokusai Univ.) - 8:57.20 - PB
5. Shoya Takahashi (Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 9:00.44 - PB

D2 Men's 10000 m Racewalk Final
1. Sho Sakazaki (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - 41:51.95
2. Toshiki Ueda (Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 42:49.27
3. Kosuke Inoue (Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - 42:52.34 - PB

D2 Men's Long Jump Final
1. Shoto Akiyama (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 7.56 m +1.2 m/s
2. Tenju Togawa (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 7.52 m +0.7 m/s
3. Takeru Takahashi (Tamagawa Univ.) - 7.39 m +0.9 m/s

D2 Men's Discus Throw Final
1. Ryosuke Shiohata (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 43.65 m
2. Taisei Karakawa (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 43.35 m
3. Shoya Yamamoto (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 40.91 m

D2 Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Ryoma Nakaura (Ibaraki Univ.) - 67.38 m
2. Yuki Sato (Tokyo Keizai Univ.) - 62.98 m
3. Katsuki Wakisaka (Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 62.19 m

D3 Men's 200 m Final -1.6 m/s
1. Sho Kitagawa (Juntendo Grad School) - 21.02 - MR
2. Yuta Wada (Keio Grad School) - 21.47
3. Taito Tsumaki (Tokyo Kogyo Grad School) - 21.68 - PB

D3 Men's 800 m Final
1. Takeyuki Tosaka (Tsukuba Grad School) - 1:49.74 - MR, PB
2. Miran Saito (Aoyama Gakuin Grad School) - 1:50.11 (MR)
3. Takaya Mitsuka (Tsukuba Grad School) - 1:51.78 - PB

D3 Men's 400 m Hurdles Final
1. Takafumi Takeda (Shuto Grad School) - 53.33

D3 Men's 10000 m Racewalk Final
1. Yuya Suganami (Juntendo Grad School) - 43:06.51
2. Takane Sato (Tsukuba Grad School) - 45:39.84
3. Naoki Takahashi (Tokyo Gakugei Grad School) - 45:49.31

D3 Men's Long Jump Final
1. Ryosuke Murata (Tokai Grad School) - 7.15 m +1.1 m/s
2. Taku Asari (Chiba Grad School) - 7.15 m +1.0 m/s
3. Yasuhiro Tonoike (Shuto Grad School) - 7.06 m +1.4 m/s

D3 Men's Discus Throw Final
1. Kohei Yaguchi (Saitama Grad School) - 40.81 m
2. Yoshimasa Uzawa (Yokohama Kokusai Grad School) - 35.73 m
3. Keito Kaneko (Tsukuba Grad School) - 32.80 m

D3 Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Mutsuki Nakayama (Chuo Grad School) - 59.03 m

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