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Far East Cross Country Meet

Monday and Tuesday at Misawa Air Base, Japan

Participating schools — Division I: Guam High Panthers, John F. Kennedy Islanders, Kadena Panthers, Kubasaki Dragons, Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils, Humphreys Blackhawks, American School In Japan Mustangs, St. Mary’s Titans, Seisen Phoenix. Division II: Yokota Panthers, E.J. King Cobras (boys only), Matthew C. Perry Samurai, Robert D. Edgren Eagles.

Format — 3.12-mile individual race on Monday. Team relay on Tuesday. Teams run in pairs, with one boy and one girl running two 2.5-kilometer legs each.

Defending team champions from 2022 virtual Far East meet — Division I: Kinnick overall and girls team champion, Kadena boys team champion. Division II: Matthew C. Perry overall and girls team champion, Yokota boys team champion.

Fastest times in the Pacific this season


1, William Beardsley, St. Mary’s, 15 minutes, 24 seconds; 2, Tyler Gaines, Perry, 15:56.8; 3, Kai Liljequist, ASIJ, 16:39.4; 4, Sebastian Praske, Kadena, 16:56.7; 5, Hugh Kent, JFK, 16:24.0; 6, Nathaniel Carlson, Guam High, 17:09.0; 7, Terrence Burnell, Humphreys, 17:20.0; 8, Soul Vessels, Kinnick, 17:23.2; 9, Sam Barbir, ASIJ, 17:24.4; 10, Kieran Quigley, Humphreys, 17:24.5.


1, Jane Williams, Perry, 18 minutes, 12.4 seconds (defending D-II virtual champion); 2, Reagan McGuire, Humphreys, 19:24.4; 3, Bree Withers, Kinnick, 19:48.2; 4, Sofia Sato, Sacred Heart, 19:56.1; 5, Cassandra Jarzabek, Humphreys,, 20:09.0; 6, Mia Bartram, Kinnick, 20:28.2 (defending D-I virtual champion); 7, Ellen Ka, Seisen, 200:49.1; 8, Tina Martin, Kinnick, 21:04.0; 9, Victoria Justice, Kinnick, 21:04.3; 10, Chloe McCormick, ASIJ, 21:14.1.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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