API V 2008 results
API IV 2007 results
API III 2006 results
API II 2005 results
API I 2004 results
GIRLS Madeline Strandemo (Fr, 20:39.3, Hong Kong International School) jumped to an early lead in the girls' 5000m race, but nearly missed a tight turn at 500 meters. Regaining the path as several passed her, by the one mile mark she was solidly back in the lead, which she extended steadily to win going away in 20:39.3. Behind her the race was a scramble of 10 girls for the right to be declared runner-up. This year`s race featured the most diverse top 10 ever, with 8 teams represented in the top ten. Freshman Bessie Noll (21:10.7, American School in Japan) took second. Her teammate, Emiri Dandoy (Sr, 3rd 21:18.2) and Hikari Morimoto (Sr, 5th, 21:35.1, Christian Academy in Japan) prevented a 1-2-3-4 sweep by freshmen, finishing ahead of Theresa Kern (Fr, 4th, 21:32.8, Seisen) and Isabelle Ballet (Fr, 6th, 21:45.6, International School of Sacred Heart). From Seoul in 8th place was Janelle Jorgensen (Sr, 21:52.4, Seoul Foreign). Another freshman, Naomi Blaz (10th, 21:56.3, George Washington) was also top 10. In addition to Blaz, yop-10 status Guam runners were 2 sophomores Megan Speck (7th, 21:46.6) and Alexis Bosworth (9th, 21:56.3) from the strong Guam High squad. Nine of the top 12 girls could be back next year.
The top 3 teams all came from the Tokyo Kanto league - ASIJ (31), Seisen (58), and International School of Sacred Heart (62). Guam High School (82), Seoul Foreign School (85), and Hong Kong International School (103) finished the top 6.
BOYS By the first half mile, a group of 8 boys had separated themselves from the others and stayed tightly bunched until the two mile mark. In previous years, the hill-trail often sorted out the leaders prior to the 2-mile mark, but this year only 2 runners fell off the pace. The remaining six ran heel to toe until the last 500 meters. At that point, Samuel Krauth of American School in Japan surged away, with teammate Soren Rasmussen (Sr, 2nd, 17:41.7) and defending champion Kelley Langley (Jr, 3rd, 17:43.5, St. Mary's -Tokyo) in pursuit. Krauth reclaimed his title which he lost to Kelley in 2008.
Christian Academy in Japan was the first team with 3 to finish (Seikichi Kuma, 5th, Jared Johnson, 6th, and Taro Sawada, 8th). ASIJ took the team title by placing 3 more in the top 14.
Non-Tokyo runners in the top 15 included Michael Gaitan (4th, 17:48.9, George Washington), Devries Japheth (7th, 18:00.2, International Christian School-Uijongbu, Korea), Joshua Hutchinson (9th, 18:26.0, Faith Academy, the Philippines), Gregorio Gogue (13, 18:44.6 GW) and Christian Liable (15, 18:51.4, Hong Kong International School).
ASIJ boys edged CAJ, with St. Mary's a distant third, followed by Hong Kong, Seoul Foreign and George Washington.
Saturday's Relay: There were 105 pairs of girl/boy runners. ASIJ had 4 of the first 10 to finish the 5.6 mile relay; 2 for Seoul Foreign; 1 each for CAJ, St Mary's/Seisen, George Washington and Brent. Top 6 relay teams by scoring 4 pairs: ASIJ, StMary's/Seisen, Seoul Foreign, Guam High, CAJ, George Washington.
Tournament Overall: For the second year in a row, American School in Japan had a perfect score.
ASIJ (3), StMary's/Seisen (7), Seoul Foreign (12), Christian Academy Japan (15), Guam High (16), Hong Kong International (16), George Washington (Guam) (18), Shanghai American Pud (27), Faith Academy (28), John F Kennedy (Guam) (30), Brent (30), Shanghai American Puxi (34), Korea International (39), Simon Sanchez (Guam) (40).