Endo and Matsuzaki Break National Records in Boston
Indoor observe is just about non-existant in Japan, however in the previous few years extra Japanese athletes were heading to the States after ekiden season to offer it a pass and coming again with nationwide data. Two extra data fell at Friday’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston.
First up, in his indoor debut 20-year-old Hyuga Endo (Sumitomo Denko) ran 13:27.81 to wreck the indoor 5000 m nationwide file set 5 years in the past in New York through Suguru Osako through zero.19. Endo used to be one among Japan’s all-time best possible prime schoolers. Now in his 2d 12 months in the company leagues after opting to skip college he’s coached through Yasuyuki Watanabe, Osako’s former trainer at Waseda University. Also in the similar race, Hiroki Matsueda (Fujitsu) used to be sixth in 13:47.64.
Three hours later, Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) ran nine:00.86 in the ladies’s 3000 m, taking zero.53 off the nationwide file set long ago in 1999 through Akiko Kawashima on the Maebashi World Indoor Championships. Matsuzaki is in the midst of a residency with the Nike-sponsored Bowerman Track Club in Oregon. It seems like the exchange in scene has paid off smartly.
David Hemery Valentine Invitational
Boston University, U.S.A., 2/eight/19
Women’s 3000 m
1. Yolanda Ngarambe (Atlanta Track Club) – eight:53.97
2. Vanessa Fraser (Bowerman Track Club) – eight:54.58
three. Riko Matsuzaki (Sekisui Kagaku) – nine:00.86 – NR
four. Erika Kemp (BAA) – nine:05.83
five. Militsa Mircheva (Florida State Univ.) – nine:07.33
Men’s 5000 m
1. Sean McGorty (Bowerman Track Club) – 13:21.35
2. Mark Scott (Bowerman Track Club) – 13:21.97
three. Hyuga Endo (Sumitomo Denko) – 13:27.81 – NR
four. Ryan Hill (Bowerman Track Club) – 13:36.61
five. Matt Hughes (Bowerman Track Club) – 13:39.49
6. Hiroki Matsueda (Fujitsu) – 13:47.64
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