Far East high school track and field meet record endangered species list

OK, we’ve frequently gone down the list of possible Pacific high school track and field records that may be broken this season.

What about the Far East meet May 20-21 at Yokota? Let’s give it a look:


Shot put—43.011 feet, Gabriel Ahner, Kadena, 2011. Dead on arrival; Yokota’s Dylan Kessler has already thrown 44-8 this season. Possible mark: 44.10.

Discus—133.79 feet, Roland Cote, Zama American, 2012. Possible, but a long shot by Yokota’s Jesse Hogan. Possible mark: 130-6.

High jump—6 feet, 6 inches, Lotty Smith, Kadena, 2011. Possible by Yokota’s Donovan Ball, who’s posted 6-4¾ this season; it would make him the second to break the 2-meter mark in the Pacific. Possible mark: 6-5½.

Long jump—21 feet, 6 inches, Chaun Lynn, Nile C. Kinnick, 2010. Safe.

100—11.01, Andre Watson, Kubasaki, 2010. Dead on arrival, with Kubasaki’s Rahman Farnell and Jarrett Mitchell, Yokota’s Stanley Speed and Seoul American’s Ronald Dogan leading the charge. Possible time: 10.7.

110 hurdles—15.15, Fred Gustafsson, Yokota, 2012. On life support, as Kadena’s Derrick Taylor has already posted a sub-15 on Okinawa; Zama American’s Mitchell Harrison will also give chase. Possible time: 15.05.

200—22.66, Andre Watson, Kubasaki, 2010. Dead on arrival, with the aforementioned chasing. Possible time: 22.05.

300 hurdles—40.15, Fred Gustafsson, Yokota, 2012. Dead on arrival; Taylor has gone sub-40 on Okinawa this season. Possible time: 40.0.

400—51.02, Justin Smith, Kinnick, 2012. Dead on arrival; Okinawa Christian International’s Keishi Nambara posted 50.38 in the districts. Possible time: 50.20.

400 relay—44.01, Kadena, 2011. On life support; we’ve seen several sub 44.5s this season. Possible time: 43.80.

800—2:01.2, Tomas Sanchez, Kadena, 2010. Dead on arrival; Kubasaki’s Ryan Bugler has posted two sub-2:00s this season. Possible time: 1:56.5, which would also break the Pacific record (see earlier post).

1,600—Has never been run at Far East, but the foundation record will be hard to beat, thanks to Bugler and Erik Armes of Kubasaki, Kinnick’s Robert Beard, ASIJ’s Kai Layden, Yokota revelation Daniel Galvin and Kadena’s Andrew Kilkenny, Hunter Ficenec and Carlos Gutierrez. Possible time: 4:22:55, which would break Armes’ Pacific record of 4:25.88.

1,600 relay—3:30.59, Kinnick, 2012. Possible, but a long shot; OCSI ran 3:32.93 at districts. Possible time: 3:31.

3,200—Another foundation record will be set here. Possible time: 9:56.

3,200 relay—8:20.48, Zion Christian Academy, 2012. Safe.


Shot put—31.88 feet, Shannon Jackson, Kinnick, 2010. Dead on arrival; Zama’s Niyah Lewis and ASIJ’s Liz Thornton will put this out of reach. Possible mark: 32-6.

Discus—108.66 feet, Christian Garner, Zama, 2012. Safe.

High jump—5.12 feet, Arrianna Guerra, Zion, 2012. Dead on arrival; Kadena’s Jasmine Rhodes has already jumped 5-3. Possible mark: 5-4½.

Long jump—16.14 feet, Liz Thornton, ASIJ. On life support, with Thornton and Kinnick’s De’Asia Brown chasing. Possible mark: 16-3.

100—12.7, Kristy Taylor, Seoul American, 2010. Dead on arrival; Kadena’s Janika Caines, Zion’s Jade Cummings, Kinnick’s Val James and Kubasaki’s Kaelyn Francis giving chase. Possible time: 12.4.

100 hurdles—17.33, Stefani Loisel, Guam High, 2011. Dead on arrival; Kubasaki’s Danielle Balfour has already posted a 16.74. Possible time: 16.5.

200—26.07, Stefani Loisel, Guam High, 2012. Dead on arrival, Caines, Cummings, Thornton and Francis giving chase. Possible time: 25.1.

300 hurdles—46.97, Stefani Loisel, Guam High, 2012 (also the Pacific record). Safe.

400—59.17, Jenna Doyno, ASIJ, 2012. Dead on arrival; James has posted two sub-59s this season. Possible time: 57.9.

400 relay—49.17, Kadena, 2012 (also the Pacific record). Possible, but a long shot. Possible time: 50.2.

800—2:25.19, Amanda Henderson, Seoul American, 2012. Dead on arrival; Kinnick’s Cary Fontanez has run a sub-2:25 this season. Possible time: 2:23.8.

1,600—Another foundation record, with Kubasaki’s Jessica Ircink leading the charge. Possible time: 5:21.50, which would break Ircink’s Pacific record of 5:23.26.

1,600 relay—4:06.49, Kadena, 2012. On life support after Kinnick’s 4:07.37 in the Kanto Invitational. Possible time: 4:06.10.

3,200—Another foundation mark. Possible time: 11:45.60, which would break the Pacific record of 11:48.1.

3,200 relay—10:24.57, ASIJ, 2012. Dead on arrival; Kubasaki’s district finals time was nearly five seconds better. Possible time: 10:17.50.


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