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Yamagata Oh So Close Again - National Corporate Track and Field Championships Day Three Highlights



Agonizingly short of joining the sub-10 club last year when he ran a 10.00 (+0.2 m/s) PB and meet record to win the National Corporate Track and Field Championships men's 100 m, Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) returned to Osaka's Nagai Stadium Sunday to do it again. Facing national record holder and relay teammate Yoshihide Kiryu (Asics) at the National Corporate meet for the first time Yamagata came up just short again, winning in 10.01 (+0.0 m/s). Kiryu, off his best form this season, was 2nd in 10.22. After running 10.00 (+0.8 m/s) at last month's Jakarta Asian Games Yamagata had been dead set on joining Kiryu sub-10 at this meet. Seeming to be stable at the level he's now at, one of these times it's going to come together.

In distance action, Rosemary Wanjiru (Starts) took the women's 5000 m title in 15:15.03 by a second over teammate Grace Kimanzi. Tomoka Kimura (Universal Entertainment) was the top Japanese woman with her fastest time of the year, 15:33.65 for 5th.  Jonathan Ndiku (Hitachi Butsuryu) ran the fastest time in the three men's heats, 13:20.70, to add the 5000 m title to the 3000 m steeplechase title he earned yesterday. Shogo Hata (Otsuka Seiyaku) delivered the fastest Japanese men's time, 13:47.89, to take 4th in the C-heat.

86th National Corporate Track and Field Championships

Day Three Highlights
Nagai Stadium, Osaka, 9/23/18
complete results

Women
Women's 5000 m Final A-Heat
1. Rosemary Monica Wanjiru (Starts) - 15:15.03
2. Grace Kimanzi (Starts) - 15:16.03
3. Helen Ekarare (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 15:28.74
4. Mariam Waithera (Kyudenko) - 15:29.00
5. Tomoka Kimura (Univ. Ent.) - 15:33.65
6. Minami Yamanouchi (Kyocera) - 15:36.30
7. Misaki Kato (Kyudenko) - 15:38.29
8. Kaori Morita (Panasonic) - 15:41.39
9. Mary Shipuko (Hitachi) - 15:44.58
10. Mao Ichiyama (Wacoal) - 15:50.62

Women's 5000 m Final B-Heat
1. Yuika Takaki (Kagoshima Ginko) - 16:04.24
2. Yumi Yoshikawa (Shiseido) - 16:04.52
3. Misaki Eguchi (Edion) - 16:08.10
4. Ayari Harada (Daiichi Seimei) - 16:10.31
5. Madoka Nonaka (Noritz) - 16:10.66

Women's 400 m Final
1. Konomi Takeishi (Toho Ginko) - 54.24
2. Sayaka Aoki (Toho Ginko) - 55.06
3. Asami Shintaku (At Home) - 55.15

Women's 100 m Final -0.1 m/s
1. Nodoka Seko (Crane) - 11.66
2. Kana Ichikawa (Mizuno) - 11.72
3. Naoka MIyake (Sumitomo Denko) - 11.80

Women's 100 m Hurdles Final -0.2 m/s
1. Masumi Aoki (Nanajunana Ginko) - 13.31
2. Mako Fukube (Nihon Kensetsu Kogyo) - 13.43
3. Chisato Kiyoyama (Ichigo) - 13.73

Mixed 4x400 m Relay Final
1. Chubu Region - 3:31.96
2. Higashi Nihon Region - 3:34.55
3. Toyota - 3:45.26

Women's Pole Vault Final
1. Ayako Aoshima (Niigata Albirex RC) - 4.00 m
2. Rina Mamiya (Actos) - 3.90 m
3. Natsuki Inaguchi (Yamashita Taiiku) - 3.70 m

Women's Triple Jump Final
1. Kaede Miyasaka (Nippatsu) - 13.09 m -0.2 m/s
2. Mariko Morimoto (Uchida Kensetsu) - 13.07 m +0.5 m/s
3. Eri Sakamoto (Nihon Shitsunai) - 12.86 m +0.0 m/s

Women's Discus Throw Final
1. Natsumi Fujimori (Fukui Pref. Sports Assoc.) - 48.85 m
2. Saki Terai (Suwa J.H.S. Staff) - 46.79 m
3. Nozomi Kusaka (Omitama SC) - 46.18 m

Women's Hammer Throw Final
1. Hitomi Katsuyama (Orico) - 64.63 m
2. Tamami Saeki (Champion) - 62.45 m
3. Akane Watanabe (Maruwa Unyukikan) - 61.59 m

Men
Men's 5000 m Final A-Heat
1. Jonathan Ndiku (Hitachi Butsuryu) - 13:20.70
2. Abiyot Abinet (Yachiyo Kogyo) - 13:36.37
3. Evans Keitany (Toyota Boshoku) - 13:40.40
4. Yuma Higashi (Kyudenko) - 13:54.12
5. Masao Kizu (DeNA) - 14:01.52

Men's 5000 m Final B-Heat
1. Wesley Ledama (Subaru) - 13:26.35
2. Evans Yego (Sunbelx) - 13:38.31
3. Biyazen Yeneblo (Yachiyo Kogyo) - 13:48.67
4. Toshiki Sadakata (MHPS) - 14:01.69
5. Yuki Suzuki (Kanebo) - 14:02.87

Men's 5000 m Final C-Heat
1. Richard Kimunyan (Hitachi Butsuryu) - 13:24.71
2. Rodgers Chumo Kemoi (Aisan Kogyo) - 13:32.42
3. Bekele Shiferaw (Mazda) - 13:47.57
4. Shogo Hata (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 13:47.89
5. Ryota Matono (MHPS) - 13:49.11

Men's 400 m Final A-Heat
1. Kohei Itahana (Accel) - 46.24
2. Kazushi Kimura (Shidenko) - 46.43
3. Kaiki Azuma (NTN) - 46.83

Men's 100 m Final A-Heat +0.0 m/s
1. Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 10.01
2. Yoshihide Kiryu (Asics) - 10.22
3. Takuya Kawakami (Osaka Gas) - 10.33

Men's 110 m Hurdles Final -0.7 m/s
1. Shunya Takayama (Zenrin) - 13.59
2. Genta Masuno (Yamada Denki) - 13.79
3. Akihiro Ogata (Gold's Gym) - 13.81

Men's 4x400 m Relay Final
1. Sumitomo Denko - 3:08.79
2. Mizuno - 3:10.96
3. Shinko Sports - 3:11.61

Men's Pole Vault Final
1. Seito Yamamoto (Toyota) - 5.65 m
2. Daichi Sawano (Fujitsu) - 5.45 m
3. Shunta Henmi (Kinki Prep H.S. Staff) - 5.35 m

Men's Triple Jump Final
1. Ryoma Yamamoto (JAL) - 16.59 m +0.7 m/s
2. Yuki Yamashita (Ibaraki Sports Assoc. Staff) - 16.02 m +0.4 m/s
3. Ryosei Kakino (Gold's Gym) - 15.94 m +0.1 m/s

Men's Shot Put Final
1. Masahira Sato (Ochiai J.H.S. Staff) - 17.70 m
2. Satoshi Hatase (Alsok) - 17.53 m
3. Hayato Yamamoto (Fukube Giken) - 17.20 m

Men's Javelin Throw Final
1. Takuto Kominami (Tsukuba Ginko) - 80.18 m
2. Roderick Genki Dean (Mizuno) - 76.33 m
3. Kenji Ogura (Nittai Shisetsu) - 76.20 m

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