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Kwemoi Breaks 1500 m Meet Record on Day Two of National Corporate Track and Field Championships

by Brett Larner
click here for Day One results and report

Men's 1500 m world junior record holder Ronald Kwemoi (Team Komori Corp.) turned in the performance of the day on day two of competition at the 2015 National Corporate Track and Field Championships, running a 3:37.54 meet record to win the 1500 m over rival David Njuguna (Team Yakult) and #1-ranked Japanese man Kota Murayama (Team Asahi Kasei).  The Toho Ginko women's team came up just short of the 44.97 meet record in the women's 4x100 m relay set six years ago by Toho Ginko predecessor Natureal, winning in 45.00.  Toho Ginko's second runner Asami Chiba and anchor Mayumi Watanabe featured on both the record-setting Natureal team and today's lineup.  Another meet record near miss came in the women's javelin, where defending champion Risa Miyashita (Osaka Kunei Joshi Gakuin H.S. Staff) came up just 0.20 m short of the record she set last year, winning in 56.47 m.

Some disappointment came in the men's 200 m, where Beijing World Championships team members Kenji Fujimitsu (Team Zeirin) and Kei Takase (Team Fujitsu) did not start the final after winning their qualifying heats in 21.10 +0.8 m/s and 20.98 +1.7 m/s respectively.  In their absence Tomoya Tamura (Team Sumitomo Denko) took the win in 20.79 -0.5 m/s, with the talented Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) 2nd in 20.89 in his first major race since sustaining an injury at June's National Championships.

The National Corporate Track and Field Championships continue Sunday.

63rd National Corporate Track and Field Championships Day Two
Nagaragawa Field, Gifu, 9/26/15
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Men's 200 m Final -0.5 m/s
1. Tomoya Tamura (Sumitomo Denko) - 20.79
2. Ryota Yamagata (Seiko) - 20.89
3. Yuki Takeshita (Sumitomo Denko) - 21.43
DNS - Kei Takase (Fujitsu)
DNS - Kenji Fujimitsu (Zeirin)

Women's 200 m Final -0.2 m/s
1. Kana Ichikawa (Mizuno) - 23.86
2. Maki Wada (Mizuno) - 24.23
3. Mayumi Watanabe (Toho Ginko) - 24.39

Men's 1500 m Heat 2
1. Ronald Kwemoi (Komori Corp.) - 3:37.54 - MR
2. David Njuguna (Yakult) - 3:39.50
3. Kota Murayama (Asahi Kasei) - 3:43.08
4. Yasunari Kusu (Komori Corp.) - 3:43.43
5. Yuta Matsuda (SGH Group) - 3:44.91

Women's 1500 m Heat 2
1. Ayako Jinnouchi (Kyudenko) - 4:15.94
2. Risa Shibuya (Yamada Denki) - 4:16.72
3. Mai Nishiwaki (Tenmaya) - 4:18.45

Junior Men's 1500 m
1. Hayate Takeuchi (NTN) - 3:55.59
2. Tomoaki Wake (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 3:57.53
3. Toshiki Hatanaka (Sanyo Tokushu Seiko) - 3:58.54

Junior Women's 3000 m Heat 2
1. Mariam Waithera (Kyudenko) - 9:03.26
2. Hisami Ishii (Yamada Denki) - 9:14.20
3. Nao Yamamoto (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 9:16.68
4. Yuma Adachi (Kyocera) - 9:19.34
5. Shiori Morita (Panasonic) - 9:24.10

Junior Women's 3000 m Heat 1
1. Tomoyo Adachi (Denso) - 9:29.73
2. Yuki Kanehira (Sysmex) - 9:29.75
3. Aoi Makara (Canon AC Kyushu) - 9:34.46

Men's 400 mH Final
1. Keisuke Nozawa (Mizuno) - 49.28
2. Takayuki Kishimoto (Fujitsu) - 49.74
3. Mahau Sugimachi (Nihon Wellness) - 49.74

Women's 400 mH Final
1. Satomi Kubokura (Niigata Albirex RC) - 57.24
2. Manami Kira (At Home) - 57.27
3. Sayaka Aoki (Toho Ginko) - 58.39

Men's 3000 mSC
1. Minato Yamashita (NTN) - 8:39.82
2. Aoi Matsumoto (Otsuka Seiyaku) - 8:40.86
3. Hiroyoshi Umegae (NTN) - 8:46.06
4. Kosei Yamaguchi (Aisan Kogyo) - 8:48.46
5. Tetsuya Kimura (Sumitomo Denko) - 8:50.92

Women's 3000 mSC
1. Nana Sato (Starts) - 10:40.63
2. Aki Tasaka (Yogashi Georges) - 10:40.79
3. Haruna Kaku (Aichi Denki) - 11:00.18

Men's 10000 mRW
1. Eiki Takahashi (Fujitsu) - 39:11.95
2. Kai Kobayashi (Bic Camera) - 39:48.43
3. Takumi Saito (Aichi Seiko) - 40:08.46

Women's 10000 mRW
1. Kumiko Okada (Bic Camera) - 43:55.05
2. Rei Inoue (Tenmaya) - 45:48.98
3. Tomomi Maekawa (Mitsubishi Okazaki) - 48:36.61

Men's 4x100 m Relay Final
1. Sumitomo Denko - 39.27
2. Mizuno - 39.62
3. Arrows Japan - 40.12

Women's 4x100 m Relay Final
1. Toho Ginko - 45.00
2. Niigata Albirex RC - 46.37
3. Sumitomo Denko - 46.51

Men's High Jump
1. Hiromi Takahari (Hitachi ICT) - 2.21 m
2. Yuki Motoyoshi (New Mode) - 2.18 m
3. Takashi Ito (AGF) - 2.15 m

Women's Pole Vault
1. Tomomi Abiko (Shiga Lake Stars) - 4.20 m
2. Megumi Nakada (Mitoshin) - 4.10 m
3. Kanae Tatsuta (Monteroza) - 4.00 m

Men's Long Jump
1. Yuhi Oiwa (Monteroza) - 7.85 m -0.6 m/s
2. Kota Minemura (Monteroza) - 7.79 m +1.2 m/s
3. Shinichiro Shimono (Kyudenko) - 7.66 m -0.1 m/s

Women's Long Jump
1. Hitomi Nakano (Hyogo T&F Assoc.) - 6.16 m -0.7 m/s
2. Yurina Hiraka (Hokkaido HiTec AC) - 6.08m +0.5 m/s
3. Hitomi Kawamura (Shunan City Hall) - 5.96 m +0.7 m/s

Women's Shot Put
1. Chiaki Yokomizo (Nittai Univ. Staff) - 15.11 m
2. Chihiro Shigeyama (Ochiai J.H.S. Staff) - 14.62 m
3. Erina Fukutomi (Fukubi Kagaku) - 14.49 m

Men's Discus Throw
1. Yuji Tsusumi (Alsok) - 55.90 m
2. Go Chinen (Zeirin) - 53.36 m
3. Shigeo Hatakeyama (Zeirin) - 52.69 m

Men's Hammer Throw
1. Toru Tanaka (Gifu T&F Assoc.) - 67.11 m
2. Hiroki Ako (Tottori Pref Gov't) - 66.52 m
3. Ryota Kashimura (Monteroza) - 66.50 m

Women's Javelin Throw
1. Risa Miyashita (Osaka Kunei Joshi Gakuin H.S. Staff) - 56.47 m
2. Hitomi Sukenaga (Okuwa) - 53.77 m
3. Haruka Matoba (Osaka Gas Kinki) - 52.80 m

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