Kanto Duals #4 & Invitational
Today's PR overview
Boys - Number of PRs in top 7 on each team: KIST 7, YIS 6, ASIJ 5, Zama 5, Kinnick 4, CAJ 4, St. Maur 4, St. Marys 2
Girls - 31 out of top 40 PR'd. In the top 40, how many did not PR (9 total)- St. Maur 1, ISSH 1, Kinnick 1, Seisen 3, ASIJ 3.
Best PRs today (by at least 20 seconds)
Among 3rd position finishers - In order of finish - Girls- Asako Ishibashi ASIJ 9th, by 24.2 seconds; Jainey Alfini Kinnick 11th by 58.8; Aibigail Logan Zama 31st 51.6; Sayo Ogoshi YIS 33rd 21.1; Moe Onishi St. Maur 40th 44.2. - Boys- Shintaro Okubo ASIJ 6th 22.8; Theophile Masurel YIS 23rd 38.6; Sidaarth Kumarevel KIST 43.3.
Among 4th position finishers- In order of finish - Girls- Ellie Fuller Kinnick 15th by 20.2 seconds; Nicole King ISSH 27th 32.5; Dana Navarro Zama 32nd 1:48.1; Clarys Bizel St. Maur 47th 93.6; Riko Seki St. Maur 52nd 48.7. - Boys- Grady Shupe ASIJ 8th 34.7; Koh-William Fleming CAJ 20.1; Kai Sakata Zama 38th 24.6; Daigo Mimura KIST 47th 36.9.
Among 5th position finishers- In order of finish - Girls- Elizabeth Davidson Kinnick 16th by 45.0; Stephanie Kagawa Seisen 26th 58.6; Chihiro Huang ISSH 29th 31.2; Destiny Bushnell Zama 43rd 48.0. - Boys- Yash Verma KIST 53rd 87.9. Running 5th was really tough today for the boys.
Improvement in Team Time - 3rd+4th+5th Positions - from last week
Boys 3rd+4th+5th Positions - YIS 6:00, KIST 5:40, St. Mary's 41 seconds, CAJ 39 seconds, St. Maur 37 seconds, Zama 15 seconds, ASIJ 7 seconds.
Girls 3rd+4th+5th Positions - Zama 3:28, St. Maur 2:02, Kinnick 89 seconds, Seisen 74 seconds, ASIJ 52 seconds, ISSH 16 seconds,
Far East Qualifying -
5000m, individuals: Boys - 18:30 Girls - 22:15; TEAM Boys - 20:30; Girls - 24:00 (counting 4 runners)
At Misawa-Edgren today - Both Edgren and Yokota girls teams qualified. Edgren and Yokota boys both "First 4" and "Second 4" squads qualified.
Yokota boys are now the number two ranked team in the Pacific behind Singapore American at 5000 meters!!! Just ahead of Kadena.If you take out Singapore American, Owen Young Perry, Jun Royster Edgren, Kaiden Meyer Yokota,and Mickey Galvin Yokota are in the top 6 of the Pacific.
Yokota girls did well, but Perry girls did "weller", opening up their lead on everyone except Singapore American. Still, the Panther girls moved farther ahead of Edgren, Kadena and Zama. If you take out the 6 Singapore American girls in the top 10, Angelique Armijo MC Perry, Elizabeth Mitchell MC Perry, Aubrey Giles Zama, Isabelle Pummill Edgren, Aiko Galvin Yokota, and Addie Roth MC Perry are in the top 8.
4417m, individuals: Boys - 16:30 Girls - 20:00. TEAM Boys - 18:30; Girls - 22:00 (counting 4 runners).
Boys - Qualified today: ASIJ, St. Mary's, Kinnick, & CAJ both "First 4" and "Second 4" runners; St. Maur, YIS, & Zama only "First 4" runners. K-International only needs to bring everyone down 4 seconds.
Girls - Qualified today: ASIJ both "First 4" & "Second 4" runners (even without 3 of top 5 contributing today). Kinnick, Seisen, ISSH, Zama only "First 4". Did not make it: CAJ, YIS, St. Maur.
Do you think Kadena and Kanto schools will be allowed to send two teams of 4 runners per school per gender to Far East?
Considering season bests (4.4k), ASIJ boys could field 4 teams of 4 runners meeting the criteria; Kinnick 2 teams; St. Mary's 2 teams; CAJ 2 teams; Yokota 2 teams, St. Maur 1 team; YIS 1 team; Zama 1 team; [using 5k times] Kadena 2 teams; Edgren 2 teams; Kubasaki 1 team; OCSI 1 team; Edgren 1 team; EJKing 1 team; Perry 3 teams; Zion 0 teams; Guam 2 teams; JFK 2 teams; St. Pauls 2 teams; St. Johns 1 team; George Washington 1 team; Humphreys 1 team; but rest of KAIAC 0 teams. Singapore American 3 teams.
Considering season bests (4.4k), ASIJ girls could field 3 teams of 4 runners meeting the criteria; Kinnick 2 teams; Seisen 2 teams; ISSH 2 teams; Yokota 1 team; YIS 1 team; Zama 1 team; [using 5k times] Kadena 1 team; Perry 1 team; JFK 1 team; St. Johns 1 team; but St. Paul, George Washington, OCSI, Zion, Kubasaki, EJKing, Guam, Humphreys and all of KAIAC 0 teams. Singapore American 2 teams.
MC Perry has 13 boys who have clocked a time faster than the mandated team average mark for 5000 meters; Yokota only has 9. ASIJ has 17 boys ahead of the team average requirement for 4417 meters. On the girls side, looking at 5k times, it would take the combined Zama+Yokota+Edgren+Kadena to outscore MC Perry in a standard "run 7 score 5" meet, despite the small size of the Perry squad. The Samarai have scheduled an Oct. 20 date to visit Kanto, so less than 3 weeks to an epic show-down, minus the international schools, who will be at Asia Pacific Invitational in Guam.
Although Yokota boys are the best of the Pacific at 5000m among schools not named Singapore American, ASIJ has 6 boys ahead of Yokota's 2nd at 4.4k. Yokota girls are third in the Pacific at 5000m, but ASIJ has 10 girls ahead of Yokota number 1 at 4.4k.
If anyone knows if Korean schools are running this season, tell them to post their results so we all can see.
<<compiled by Bruce Carrick. "Not available in any other news media"®>> Saturday Sept 29, 2018.
|Participating Kanto Athletes, 2007-2018
(includes Perry, King, Edgren, JFK)
|Year||HS Boys||HS Girls||MS Boys||MS Girls||Total|
|% change 2007-2017||+57%||+43%||+44%||+26%||+38%|
|Final Count 2017||200||142||179||134||655|
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
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
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
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
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