Pacific high school track and field ratings, DODEA spring break edition
Published: April 12, 2010
Gonna try something new here. Since track and field has become a Far East tournament sport, gonna go out on a limb and rate the best teams out there, based on regular-season performances thus far and the Mike Petty Memorial Meet last weekend:
1, American School In Japan. Led by sprinter Ryan Christianson and distance men Soren Rasmussen and Sam Krauth, this is the team to beat. Guess Kanto Invitational will be the Mustangs' Far East.
2, Kadena, Okinawa. Once more showed great strength on the boys side, but the girls, particularly the relays, are coming on.
3, Nile C. Kinnick, Japan. Far better than what they showed at Petty; just wait until the Red Devils get their throwing and sprint components back. Then, we'll see something.
4, Kubasaki, Okinawa. Long known for its strong girls contingents, the boys feature some sprint power in A.J. Watson and distance in Jordon Roberts and Cristian Rodriguez; Jessica Powell and Abigail Wall head up the girls distance corps.
5, Seoul American. The Falcons could challenge to be at the top of this list if they had a track and equipment at Yongsan Garrison.
6, Christian Academy Japan. Jumper Shorai Ashida and thrower Miles Peterson and Anika Taylor are this team's signature athletes.
7, Morrison Christian Academy, Taiwan. Joel McKinlay. Grant Robinson. Megan and Olivia Dwight. Talented lot.
8, Faith Academy, Philippines. The name Hagberg stands out with this crew.
9, Zion Christian Academy, Okinawa. Jumper Arriana Guerra, runners Sarah Wilson and Teauna Baker and thrower Craig Hollins make this group competitive.
10 (entry), St. Mary's International/Seisen International/International School of the Sacred Heart, Japan. Combine their forces, particularly the multitalented Izzy Ballet of ISSH, and this unit could do special things.
Am I spot on? Way off base? Somewhere inbetween? Shout it out! Be true to your school, and remember, you've entered "THE" No-Hate Zone. :)