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Kanto Duals #1

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Official Sat, Sep 8, 2018 Sep 8, 2018Tama Hills


Hot from the start

Returning high school athletes starting the year with blazing PRs: (in order of finish) Girls - Jainey Alfini (improvement 1:46.3 Kinnick), Madison Derber (1:05.3 Yokota), Ariana Cobler  (0:37.5 Kinnick), Moera Hirose (0:28.7 ISSH). Boys - Carlos Mobely (improvement 1:14.6 Kinnick),  Go Hino (0:43 CAJ), Sam Squires (0:31 Edgren), Bryant Woodbury (1:29 Edgren),  Haruhito Suzuki (1:28 St. Maur) .
Colin Sadler (Yokota) and Kaarina Sirrka (Seisen)  picked up where they left off last season.

Most teams posted slower top 5 total times, compared to last year's opening meet, with Edgren boys and Zama girls the shining exceptions.

Notable new faces

Highest placing new juniors and seniors (in top 30): Boys - Jason Giles (20 Zama), Kai Sullivan (26 Kinnick); Girls - Annabel Stafford (1 Kinnick), Jainey Alfini (12 Kinnick), Elizabeth Davidson (20 Kinnick), Kayesha McNeil (30 Zama).

Outstanding new 9th and 10th grade runners (in top 30): Boys - AJ Merrill (8 Kinnick), Kai Sakata (27 Zama),  Jonah Kim (28 Edgren); Girls - Aubrey Giles (3 Zama), Ellie Fuller (5 Kinnick), Jesse Stovall, (7 Kinnick), Isabell Pomill (15 Edgren), Ester Labuda (18 ISSH).

Team Comments - Kinnick boys and girls, Zama boys and girls and Yokota girls feature many new runners in their top 7. On the other hand, mostly veteran teams include CAJ and Yokota boys and the girls of Seisen and ISSH. 

Edgren’s 2018 team is larger, and has 6 returning boys but only returning 2 girls. These veterans from last year are leading both teams.
Last year BOYS top five were 1:36:45 ; this year 1:33:53 (1:52 faster). GIRLS last year 1:15:33  this year 1:16:18 (:45 slower)

Kinnick fielded a much smaller boys team, but featured three experienced seniors out front. Two freshmen and two new juniors are following the new senior on the girls team.  Last year BOYS top five were 1:25:23 ; this year 1:26:00 (0:37 slower).. GIRLS last year 1:15:33  this year 1:16:18 (0:45 slower)

Zama team size is down from last year. Five of the 6 girls are new, 3 of the first 7 boys are new.  There is only 1 senior boy and 1 senior girl on the team.
Last year BOYS top five were 1:36:17 ; this year 1:36:37 (0:20 sec slower). GIRLS last year 1:27:47  this year 1:27:39 (0:00.08 faster)

Yokota ran fewer boys on Saturday than last year, but they were mostly returning veterans; more than half of the girls team are new, but of them, the 3 ninth graders moving up from middle school replaced the three lost to graduation and are now are leading the high school. Last year BOYS top five were 1:26:45  This year 1:28:28 (1:53 slower) ; GIRLS last year 1:15:32  this year 1:18:32 (3:00 slower)

Seisen has drawn in two freshmen to replace one graduated senior. No seniors in the front 8. GIRLS last year 1:15:33  this year 1:16:18 (0:45 slower)

CAJ has only a fraction of the numbers of last year’s roster. No juniors. Last year BOYS top five were 1:20:56; this year 1:30:14 (a whopping 10:00 slower) . GIRLS last year 1:28.57  this year 1:31.36 (2:39 slower)

ISSH has no seniors in the top 9.

YIS has a large team but only 1 senior.

St. Maur also has a large but mostly new team, but has several seniors.

Observation

This first meet hints at a reversal of fortunes, with the international schools in decline and the DODDs schools in ascendancy. It remains to be seen how many athletes are added to rosters in the following weeks. From being a Far East powerhouse, St. Maur seems to have regressed almost as much as CAJ.

<<compiled by Bruce Carrick.  "Not available in any other news media"®>> updated Thursday Sept 13, 2018.

 

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Mens Races Women

Traditional One Lap 3305m
3,305 Meters Middle School
Traditional 4417m course
4,417 Meters Junior Varsity
4,417 Meters Varsity

Womens Races

Traditional One Lap 3305m
3,305 Meters Junior Varsity
3,305 Meters Middle School
3,305 Meters Varsity

a glance at USA high school cross country participation
2017 XC is the 6th most popular boys (270,095) and girls (223,518)
2007-2017 - XC is up 94,000 [+23.5%]; football is down 71,400 [-6.5%] since peak in 2009
source https://www.nfhs.org/ParticipationStatistics/ParticipationStatistics/

Participating Kanto Athletes, 2007-2018
(includes Perry, King, Edgren, JFK)
Year HS Boys HS Girls MS Boys MS Girls Total
2007-2017 4417m 3305m 3305m 3305m  
% change 2007-2017  +57% +43% +44% +26% +38%
2018 ? ? ? ?
Final Count 2017 200 142 179  134  655
2016 180 150 167 144 641
2015 179 159 156 135 629
2014 181 138 115 136 570
2013 172 140 110 145 568
2012 182 133 129 117 561
2011 176 131 147 121 575
2010 169 127 142 114 554
2009 171 112 129 129 541
2008 158 130 123 132 543
2007 127 111 123 114 475

Counts each athlete who ran the Tama course distance at least once during the season. Does not account for athletes who only ran the 5000m course.

Fab Fours & Fives - indicators of the depth of competition

Ranking the Fastest Kanto-Course Teams
Since 1984

Total Elapsed time of the top 5

Based on each season's compiled result, not a specific race; (by Bruce Carrick; Nov. 30 2017)

4417 meters
ASIJ     1:16:18.4  2014 FE Champs
CAJ      1:17:06.9  2017  not compete FE
benchmark 1:17:30.0  = Ave 15:30
StMarys  1:17:51.6  2016 FE Champs
ASIJ     1:18:09.0  2016
ASIJ     1:18:33.5  2017
StMarys  1:18:59.9  2017
ASIJ     1:19:04.4  2015 
FE Champs
ASIJ     1:19:20.0  2009
StMarys  1:19:24.3  2010

CAJ      1:19:57.1  2016
CAJ      1:19:57.4  2010 FE Champs
CAJ      1:19:58.0  2009
ASIJ     1:19:58.8  2008

benchmark 1:20:00.0  = Ave 16:00
CAJ      1:20:01.0  1992 FE Champs
ASIJ     1:20:02.9  2011
ASIJ     1:20:03.0  1986
CAJ      1:20:07.0  1996 FE Champs
Kinnick  1:20:09.3  2016
CAJ      1:20:20.0  1998 
FE Champs
StMarys  1:20:25.9  2012
ASIJ     1:20:20.7  2013
ASIJ     1:20:28.7  2010
Yokota   1:20:42.3  2017
StMarys  1:20:50.6  2007
StMarys  1:20:55.8  2015
ASIJ     1:21:31.0  1988
Zama     1:21:56.0  1988

3305 meters
ASIJ      1:06:37.7  2017 not compete FE
ASIJ      1:07:08.6  2015 FE Champs
benchmark 1:07:30.0  = Ave 13:30
ASIJ      1:08:29.9  2014
CAJ       1:08:32.0  1996 FE Champs

Seisen    1:08:49.5  2014 FE Champs
ASIJ      1:08:59.9  2016
ASIJ      1:09:12.1  2008
ASIJ      1:09:17.4  2007

benchmark 1:10:00.0  = Ave 14:00
Kinnick   1:10:06.6  2012 FE Champs
Seisen    1:10:08.1  2013
ISSH      1:10:17.5  2013
ISSH      1:10:18.0  2016
ASIJ      1:10:24.5  2009
Seisen    1:10:24.6  2011
Seisen    1:10:30.7  2012
ASIJ      1:10:31.0  2003
Seisen    1:10:40.6  2015
Seisen    1:10:43.3  2016
Kinnick   1:10:47.1  2016
Kinnick   1:10:49.6  2015
ASIJ      1:10:56.8  2012
Kinnick   1:11:00.0  2017 
FE Champs
ASIJ      1:11.15.0  2006
CAJ       1:11:15.5  2008

 

 

Based on each season's compiled result, not a specific race; (by Bruce Carrick; Nov. 30 2017)

Ranking the Best 5th position member on a team 1984-2017

4417 meters
ASIJ  Britt Sease        15:48.7 2014
CAJ   Hayato Taguchi     15:49.4 2017
ASIJ  Steve Spence       16:05.0 1990
St. Mary's Neo Yoshii    16:05.2 2016
ASIJ  Emil Balian        16:08.2 2017
St. M Jino Arai          16:08.9 2017
ASIJ  Mark Nishida       16:10.8 2016
CAJ   Josiah Wallace     16:13.0 1996
ASIJ  Matt Carty         16:13.0 1986
ASIJ  James B Cannell    16:13.6 2011
ASIJ  Mark Nishida       16:17.7 2015
St. M Wilanth James      16:21.0 2005
ASIJ  Ben Smith          16:22.0 2009
ASIJ  Miles Alkire       16:24.0 2005
St. Mary's Wilanth James 16:27.1 2007

 

3305 meters
ASIJ   E. Wingfield-Hayes 13:42.9 2017
ASIJ   Hannah Mallard     13:54.4 2015
ASIJ   Runa Koizumi       14:08.1 2008
ASIJ   Eliza L'Heureux    14:13.1 2016
Seisen Megan Keohane      14:16.4 2010
Seisen Manna Oba          14:21.6 2014
ASIJ   Megan Kearneay     14:22.0 1995
Seisen Saran Mitsuhashi   14:24.5 2013
Seisen Julia Remington    14:25.5 2015
ASIJ   Arisa Ishikawa     14:27.5 2008
ASIJ   Sabine Hirano      14:27.8 2014
CAJ    Kiran Young        14:29.0 1996
ASIJ   Kana Maeji         14:32.0 2006
Seisen Siona Lee          14:33.3 2015
ASIJ Aki Bowers           14:33.5 2010
Kinnick T. Cates-Beier    14:33.8 2016

Based on each season's compiled result, not a specific race (updated Nov 30 2017)

Ranking the Best 4th position member on a team 1984-2017

4417 meters
CAJ Tristin Mori      15:40.5  2017
ASIJ Luke Rogan       15:44.9  2014
StM  Ryusei Aomi      15:51.8  2016
ASIJ Johan Karmolt    15:57    1989
ASIJ Declan Falls     15:57.4  2016
St.M Gregory Tanaka   15:59.1  2017
ASIJ Arshad Karim     16:01    1990
CAJ  Ryan Russell     16:05    1996
ASIJ Tom Odom         16:05    1986
Yokota Jeff Beard     16:05    1984
ASIJ  Kentaro Okumura 16:05.7  2017
ASIJ  Rothwell        16:10    1991
ASIJ Samuel Griffen   16:10.6  2008
ASIJ K HagiwaraLayden 16:10.8  2011

3305 meters
ASIJ  Marina Ten Have   13:32.8  2017
ASIJ  E. Wingfield-Hayes 13:33.5 2015
CAJ   Rebekkah Lidal    13:40    1996
ASIJ  Emiri Dandoy      14:02.1  2007
ASIJ  Anna Sheng        14:03.1  2014
ASIJ  Emily Stein       14:04    1995
ASIJ  E. Wingfield-Hayes 14:08.4 2016
ASIJ  Wynne Callon      14:08.9  2008
ASIJ  Maya Rodig        14:09    1992
Seisen Theresa Kern     14:10.5  2011


 

Ranking each year's Fourth Best Time in the Kanto League, 1984-2017

4417 meters
2014  Ryan Nishida   14:58.8  ASIJ
2017  Trevor McAuliffe 15:13.8 ASIJ
1992  Kin-Ei Lin     15:15    ASIJ
2016  Luke Rogan     15:19.8  ASIJ
2009  Seikichi Kuma  15:22.6  CAJ
1991  Mark Miller    15:23    Zama
2015  Thomas Richter 15:24.3  StM
2012  Koh Terai      15:31.9  StM
1989  Steve Spence   15:33    ASIJ
2010  Masanari Yoshida 15:36.7 StM
2013  Aaron Russ     15:38.4  Kinn
1987  Jimmy Hommes   15:41    CAJ

3305 meters
2014  Lisa Watanuki   13:19.8  ASIJ
2015  Lucille Nunneley13:21.9  St Maur
2017  Rissa Eilmes    13:25.0  Kinnick
2013  Joyce Skeete    13:33.1  ISSH
1996  Jenni Clark     13:33    CAJ
2006  Leana Peters   13:34 George Wash
2006  Krysta Carrick  13:34    CAJ
2007  Nako Nakatsuka  13:37.0  ISSH 
1997  Rebekka Lidal   13:40    CAJ
2008  Nadine Mulvany  13:40.0  Kinnick
2012  Elisha Dareing  13:42.7  Kinnick
2009  Theresa Kern    13:47.6  Seisen   

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