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Division ISouth KoreaSeoul American Falcons2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, fourth; boys, eighth; girls, secondCoach — David Abbott, third seasonKey performers — Amanda Henderson, Sr., distance; Pam Henderson, So., distance; Kelsey Scott, Sr., sprints; Mecca Perkins, Jr., throws; Ty White, Sr., sprints; Sidney Mala’ulu, So., throws; Ronald Dugan, Fr., sprints; Darien Briggs, So., sprints; D.J. Phelps, Sr., sprints; Fred Styles, So., sprints, relays; Lyanna Williams, Jr., sprintsOutlook — Reloading-contending. Despite perennial problem of a lack of practice facilities, Abbott feels the boys are much stronger this year than last, and could match or even surpass the deep, veteran girls team

OkinawaKadena Panthers2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, first; boys, first; girls, firstCoach — Kevin Taylor, first seasonKey performers — Keith Smith, Sr., sprints, relay; Derrick Taylor, Jr., sprints; Gabe Ahner, Sr., throws; Brad Davies, Sr., distance; Chinyere Turner, Sr., sprints; Janika Caines, So., sprints; Taylor Phetkhamyath, Fr., distanceOutlook — Reloading. Tough to replace the diverse Far East champion group of last year and longtime coach Sergio Mendoza, but Taylor, Mendoza’s longtime assistant, has 120 athletes out if you include junior varsity and middle school; Smith could outshine them all.

Kubasaki Dragons2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, second; boys, second; girls, thirdCoach — Jon Fick, first seasonKey performers — Columbus Wilson, Sr., middle-distance, jumps; Micaela Sherman, sprints, hurdles, jumps, relay; Danielle Balfour, Jr., sprints, middle-distance, hurdles; Jarrett Mitchell, So., sprints, relay; Erik Armes, Fr., distance; Allie Reicheberg, So., distance; Keila Welky, Fr., middle-distanceOutlook — Reloading. Like Kadena, must replace wealth of departed athleties and longtime coach Charles Burns, but Fick has 98 athletes in his track program, out of which new champions, particularly Armes, may flourish.

JapanYokota Panthers2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, third; boys, third; girls, sixthCoach — David Popielski, second seasonKey performers — Preston Brooks, Jr., sprints, relay; Jesse Hogan, Jr., throws; Fred Gustafsson, hurdles; Abigail Wall, Jr., distance; Tyler Parson, So., distanceOutlook — Boys contending, girls rebuilding. Panthers get a boost from new volunteer assistant Maggie Chan-Roper, former All-American at Brigham Young and Hong Kong representative at 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games; she’ll coach middle and distance runners

Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, eighth; boys, fourth; girls, eighthCoach — Al Garrido, sixth seasonKey performers — Justin Smith, Sr., jumps, middle-distance; Val James, Jr., sprints, middle-distance; Robert Beard, Sr., distance; Stephen Magnusson, Sr., distance; Dustin Kimbrell, Sr., hurdles; Carydaliz Fontanez, So., distance; Sinclair Horton, Sr., throws; Akisch Davis, Jr., sprinterOutlook — Rebuilding. Good mix of veterans, some of whom missed all of last season, along with a core of newcomers with plenty of potential

Division IIJapanRobert D. Edgren Eagles2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, tied for 11th; boys, tied for 11th; girls, tied for 11thCoach — Chris Waite, third seasonKey performers — Xala Sledge, Sr., sprints; Katherine Ardon, Sr., sprints, hurdles; Wesley Belleman, Jr., distanceOutlook — Perpetually rebuilding, particularly when the team can’t run nor practice field events outdoors until the snow melts; only an indoor facility on Misawa Air Base serves as their practice facility for the first six weeks of the season

Zama American Trojans2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, ninth; boys, ninth; girls, ninthCoach — Carman Wilson, first seasonKey performers — Roland Cote, Sr., throws; Gabe Malate, Sr., throws; Ian Pope, Jr., throws, jumps; Niyah Lewis, So., throws; Maria Toro, Sr., throws; Arissa Hill, Jr., sprints; Mitchell Harrison, Jr., hurdles, relay; Hiro Beale, So., distance; Brandon Tolbert, Jr., sprints; Hiroshi Yo, Sr., sprints; Tyren Ward, Fr., sprintsOutlook — Rebuilding. Throwing core loaded with experience; sprint crew young, but promising

South KoreaDaegu Warriors2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, tied for 11th; boys, tied for 11th; girls, tied for 11thCoach — Amber Boldenow, second seasonKey performers — Joshua Page, Jr., sprints, relay, jumps; Ariana Gordon, So., sprints, relay, hurdles, jumps; Diane Grunwald, So., relay, sprints, jumps. Leanne Quizon, Sr., relay, sprints, jumps, hurdles; Codi Garza, Jr., hurdles, relays, sprints; Valdrias Fluellen, Jr., relays, sprints; Jake Flores, Fr., distance, hurdlesOutlook — “Building the foundation for a great track program that will only grow in the coming years,” Boldenow said

Osan American Cougars2011 Far East meet finish — Combined, 10th; boys, 10th; girls, 10thCoach — Faye Hobson, first seasonKey performers — Amonda Lawhorn, Jr., throws, sprints, jumps; Timothy Ampa, Jr., sprints, hurdles, relays; Jeffery Grayson-Johnson, Fr., sprints, relays; Trellini Lunsford, Jr., throws, sprints, relays; Davette Campbell, So., sprints, relays; Shamika Burrage, So., sprints, relays, jumps; Alexus McFarlane, So., jumps, relays, middle distance, hurdlesOutlook — Rebuilding. Toughest task for Hobson, who ran track in high school in Monroe, La., will be recruiting boys runners; several were lost to transfers after last season, along with last year’s head coach

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