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Kanto Regionals Day Two Highlights


Day two of the 103rd Kanto Regionals meet took place Friday at Tokyo's National Stadium and other facilities. The 1500 m was the only mid or long-distance final on the program, and in the D1 women's final 4th-yr Yuiri Ogata (Nittai Univ.) scored a dominant win with a 4:19.08 PB that put her 2 1/2 seconds up on 2nd-placer Yui Yoshii (Daito Bunka Univ.). 4th-yr Hiroto Takamura (Nittai Univ.) won the D1 men's title in 3:45.65, with 2nd-yr Ryoto Aoki (Rikkyo Univ.) taking the top spot in a strategic D2 men's final in 3:52.93.

D2 men also had a round of 5000 m qualifiers on the program. Kenyans took the top four spots in Heat 1 led by newcomer Brian Kiptoo (Reitaku Univ.) in 13:50.47, with Hakone Ekiden runner-up Komazawa University 4th-yr Kota Nakaya outrunning Hakone champ Aoyama Gakuin University 1st-yr Sota Orita for 1st in the slower Heat 2, 14:04.47 to 14:04.95. The final happens Sunday alongside the D1 men's and women's races.

In other noteworthy performances, 2nd-yr Ami Takahashi (Tsukuba Univ.) had an exceptionally good win in the women's 100 mH final, missing Hitomi Shimura's meet record from 2012 by 0.01 with a PB 13.28 (+0.5) for the win. The AGU 4x100 m relay women also had a near-miss on the meet record, missing the 2010-era MR by 0.08 with a winning time of 44.95. The one meet record that did fall was in the D3 men's 100 m, where Kosei Fujiwara (Sophia Univ. Grad School) and Shinpei Fukagawa (Daito Bunka Univ. Grad School) both went under the 10.51 MR from 2011, Fujiwara getting the win in 10.48 (-0.5) and Fukagawa 2nd in 10.49.

Kanto Regionals continue through Sunday.

103rd Kanto Region University Track and Field Championships

Day Two Highlights
National Stadium, Tokyo, 10 May 2024

D2 Men's 5000 m Top Qualifiers
Brian Kiptoo (1st yr., Reitaku Univ.) - 13:50.47 (1st, Heat 1)
Nelson Mandela (3rd yr., Obirin Univ.) - 13:51.02 (2nd, Heat 1)
Dennis Kipruto (2nd yr., Nihon Yakka Univ.) - 13:51.09 (3rd, Heat 1)
Duncan Maina (1st yr., Senshu Univ.) - 13:52.69 (4th, Heat 1)
Yudai Katakawa (4th yr., Asia Univ.) - 13:53.80 (5th, Heat 1)
Masaya Tsurukawa (4th yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 13:54.26 (6th, Heat 1)
Akimu Nomura (4th yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 13:57.21 (7th, Heat 1)
Shunsuke Kuwata (1st yr., Komazawa Univ.) - 13:57.43 (8th, Heat 1)
Kota Nakaya (4th yr., Komazawa Univ.) - 14:04.47 (1st, Heat 2)
Sota Orita (1st yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 14:04.95 (2nd, Heat 2)
Hidetoshi Hara (4th yr., Koku Gakuin Univ.) - 14:05.14 (3rd, Heat 2)
Reishi Yoshida (4th yr., Chuo Gakuin Univ.) - 14:05.23 (4th, Heat 2)
Takuma Akiyoshi (3rd yr., Tokyo Univ.) - 14:05.27 (5th, Heat 2)
Kotaro Hayashi (4th yr., Rikkyo Univ.) - 14:05.28 (6th, Heat 2)
Junna Ishimaru (3rd yr., Soka Univ.) - 14:05.51 (7th, Heat 2)

D1 Women's 100 m Final +0.5 m/s
1. Yu Ishikawa (4th yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 11.75
2. Ruho Sato (4th yr., Hosei Univ.) - 11.92
3. Aoi Sato (2nd yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.9 - 11.95

D1 Men's 100 m Final +0.2 m/s
1. Yuhi Mori (3rd yr., Daito Bunka Univ.) - 10.37
2. Naoki Inoue (3rd yr., Waseda Univ.) - 10.44
3. Yuta Sekiguchi (2nd yr., Waseda Univ.) - 10.46

D2 Men's 100 m Final -1.6 m/s
1. Riku Akiyama (3rd yr., Tokyo Keizai Univ.) - 10.62
2. Yusuke Asakura (5th yr, Tokyo Univ.) - 10.76
3. Yusuke Kawata (4th yr., Rikkyo Univ.) - 10.76

D3 Men's 100 m Final -0.5 m/s
1. Kosei Fujiwara (1st yr., Sophia Univ. Grad School) - 10.48 - MR
2. Shinpei Fukagawa (1st yr., Daito Bunka Univ. Grad School) - 10.49 (MR)
3. Kosei Muramatsu (1st yr., Daito Bunka Univ. Grad School) - 10.62

D1 Women's 400 m Final
1. Arie Flores (2nd yr., Nittai Univ.) - 54.07 - PB
2. Keiko Iida (4th yr., Chuo Univ.) - 54.95
3. Nanako Shimizu (3rd yr., Waseda Univ.) - 55.60

D1 Men's 400 m Final
1. Ken Toyoda (4th yr., Keio Univ.) - 45.82
2. Yuichi Kinoshita (4th yr., Hosei Univ.) - 46.46
3. Shinya Hayashi (2nd yr., Tsukuba Univ.) - 46.79

D2 Men's 400 m Final
1. Nagito Sakurai (2nd yr., Ikuei Univ.) - 47.63 - PB
2. Soma Sakakibara (2nd yr., Rikkyo Univ.) - 47.75 - PB
3. Tori Abe (4th yr., Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 47.79 - PB

D3 Men's 400 m Final
1. Ryota Fukunaga (1st yr., Nittai Univ. Grad School) - 47.89
2. Koki Takeo (1st yr., Tsukuba Univ. Grad School) - 47.93
3. Shunsuke Sato (2nd yr., Yokohama Kokusai Univ. Grad School) - 48.05 - PB

D1 Women's 1500 m Final
1. Yuiri Ogata (4th yr., Nittai Univ.) - 4:19.08 - PB
2. Yui Yoshii (2nd yr., Daito Bunka Univ.) - 4:21.57
3. Mao Kogure (4th yr., Juntendo Univ.) - 4:22.06

D1 Men's 1500 m Final
1. Hiroto Takamura (4th yr., Nittai Univ.) - 3:45.65
2. Tomoki Nakano (4th yr., Chuo Univ.) - 3:46.30
3. Takumi Shiobara (3rd yr., Juntendo Univ.) - 3:46.49

D2 Men's 1500 m Final
1. Ryoto Aoki (2nd yr., Rikkyo Univ.) - 3:52.93
2. Shunya Udagawa (3rd yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 3:53.41
3. Naoto Hamaguchi (4th yr., Soka Univ.) - 3:54.04

D1 Women's 100 mH Final +0.5 m/s
1. Ami Takahashi (2nd yr., Tsukuba Univ.) - 13.28 - PB
2. Miki Hayashi (1st yr., Waseda Univ.) - 13.40 - PB
3. Marika Yasui (3rd yr., Aoyama Gakuin Univ.) - 13.43 - PB

D1 Men's 110 mH Final -0.9 m/s
1. Tatsuki Abe (3rd yr., Juntendo Univ.) - 13.62 - PB
2. Ryo Koike (3rd yr., Hosei Univ.) - 13.71
3. Mizuki Kondo (4th yr., Tokai Univ.) - 14.00

D2 Men's 110 mH Final +0.3 m/s
1. Kazuki Yamada (4th yr., Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 14.02
2. Ato Hirotomi (2nd yr., Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 14.07
3. Hayato Kamide (3rd yr., Kokusai Budo Univ.) - 14.31

D3 Men's 110 mH Final +0.0 m/s
1. Hayato Shinkai (1st yr., Tsukuba Univ. Grad School) - 14.50
2. Ryo Umagami (1st yr., Tokyo Univ. Doctoral Program) - 14.78
3. Jinpei Hasegawa (2nd yr., Chiba Univ. Grad School) - 14.95

D1/D2 Women's 10000 m RW Final
1. Miyu Naito (4th yr., Kanagawa Univ.) - 47:07.17
2. Yukiko Umeno (4th yr., Juntendo Univ.) - 47:28.03
3. Kayane Saito (3rd yr., Juntendo Univ.) - 48:05.74

D1 Women's 4x100 m Relay Final
1. Aoyama Gakuin University - 44.95
2. Chuo University - 45.66
3. Nittai University - 45.90

D1 Men's 4x100 m Relay Final 
1. Waseda University - 39.06
2. Chuo University - 39.26
3. Daito Bunka University - 39.46

D2 Men's 4x100 m Relay Final
1. Surugadai University - 40.18
2. Tokyo Nogyo University - 40.32
3. Heisei Kokusai University - 40.34

D3 Men's 4x100 m Relay Final
1. Tokyo Gakugei University Grad School - 40.81
2. Nihon University Grad School - 41.03
3. Tokyo Kogyo University Grad School - 41.22

D1 Men's High Jump Final
1. Sota Haraguchi (2nd yr., Juntendo Univ.) - 2.19 m - PB
2. Minato Fukushi (1st yr., Tokai Univ.) - 2.13 m
3. Ren Tsuda (4th yr., Nihon Univ.) - 2.10 m

D1 Women's Long Jump Final
1. Mizuki Otsu (3rd yr., Nihon Joshi Taiiku Univ.) - 6.01 m (-0.8)
2. Rinoa Miyamoto (1st yr., Nittai Univ.) - 6.00 m (+1.0)
3. Kano Naito (2nd yr., Waseda Univ.) - 5.97 m (+1.7) - PB

D2 Men's Triple Jump Final
1. Taiga Fukuda (2nd yr., Kokusai Univ.) - 14.92 m (+1.1) - PB
2. Hiroki Ikegami (4th yr., Meikai Univ.) - 14.63 m (+0.7)
3. Atsushi Koyama (4th yr., Surugadai Univ.) - 14.40 m (-0.3)

D3 Men's Triple Jump Final
1. Hajime Araki (2nd yr., Juntendo Univ. Grad School) - 15.22 m (+0.4)
2. Haruki Todokoro (2nd yr., Juntendo Univ. Grad School) - 15.19 m (-0.1)
3. Naoyuki Tonomura (2nd yr., Tokyo Gakugei Univ. Grad School) - 15.04 m (-0.8)

D1 Men's Shot Put Final
1. Akito Yamada (2nd yr., Hosei Univ.) - 17.62 m
2. Tatsushi Jonai (4th yr., Tsukuba Univ.) - 16.27 m
3. Koki Nigo (4th yr., Kokushikan Univ.) - 15.84 m - PB

D2 Men's Discus Throw Final
1. Hiroki Koyama (3rd yr., Heisei Kokusai Univ.) - 42.96 m
2. Shota Hashimoto (2nd yr., Meikai Univ.) - 40.57 m
3. Ken Kamoi (4th yr., Jobu Univ.) - 40.47 m

D3 Men's Discus Throw Final
1. Omi Kamozawa (1st yr., Tokai Univ. Grad School) - 49.17 m
2. Kei Sato (2nd yr., Tokai Univ. Grad School) - 46.51 m
3. Daichi Shigyo (1st yr., Tsukuba Univ. Grad School) - 45.53 m - PB

D1/D2 Women's Hammer Throw Final
1. Mingamon Konpon (3rd yr., Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 60.37 m
2. Yuzuki Osawa (4th yr., Ryutsu Keizai Univ.) - 56.88 m
3. Mai Nakatsukasa (2nd yr., Tokai Univ. Grad School) - 53.97 m

D1 Men's Decathlon
1. Ryo Takahashi (1st yr., Keio Univ.) - 7235 - PB
2. Shutaro Hashimoto (4th yr., Kokushikan Univ.) - 7008
3. Taiga Oka (4th yr., Kokushikan Univ.) - 6803

D2 Men's Decathlon
1. Ryoki Hatori (2nd yr., Gunma Univ.) - 6574 - PB
2. Futa Yamazaki (2nd yr., Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 6452
3. Kenta Yamasaki (4th yr., Meikai Univ.) - 6435 - PB

D3 Men's Decathlon
1. Yasuto Hokari (2nd yr., Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 6856
2. Masaki Shimizu (1st yr., Tokyo Gakugei Univ.) - 6675
3. Koki Muramatsu (2nd yr., Kokushikan Univ.) - 6595

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