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Seoul American's Tyrend White, from left, Okinawa Christian International's Rahman Cairnes and Kubasaki's Jarrett Mitchell race for the tape in the boys 100-meter final during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Cairnes won the event in 11.23 seconds, followed by Mitchell (11.31) and White (11.43).
Seoul American's Tyrend White, from left, Okinawa Christian International's Rahman Cairnes and Kubasaki's Jarrett Mitchell race for the tape in the boys 100-meter final during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Cairnes won the event in 11.23 seconds, followed by Mitchell (11.31) and White (11.43). (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Seoul American's Tyrend White, from left, Okinawa Christian International's Rahman Cairnes and Kubasaki's Jarrett Mitchell race for the tape in the boys 100-meter final during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Cairnes won the event in 11.23 seconds, followed by Mitchell (11.31) and White (11.43).
Seoul American's Tyrend White, from left, Okinawa Christian International's Rahman Cairnes and Kubasaki's Jarrett Mitchell race for the tape in the boys 100-meter final during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Cairnes won the event in 11.23 seconds, followed by Mitchell (11.31) and White (11.43). (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Janika Caines and Seoul American's Kelsey Scott go neck-and-neck for the tape in the 100-meter final during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at  Camp Foster, Okinawa. Caines edged Scott by two-hundredths of a second and set the meet record with a time of 12.66 seconds, nine-hundredths better than Scott ran in qualifying on Friday.
Kadena's Janika Caines and Seoul American's Kelsey Scott go neck-and-neck for the tape in the 100-meter final during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Caines edged Scott by two-hundredths of a second and set the meet record with a time of 12.66 seconds, nine-hundredths better than Scott ran in qualifying on Friday. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Derrick Taylor negotiates the 110-meter hurdles during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Taylor won the event in 15.77 seconds.
Kadena's Derrick Taylor negotiates the 110-meter hurdles during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Taylor won the event in 15.77 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kubasaki's Danielle Balfour negotiates the 100-meter hurdles during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Balfour won the event in 17.94 seconds.
Kubasaki's Danielle Balfour negotiates the 100-meter hurdles during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Balfour won the event in 17.94 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Seoul American Falcons sprinter Kelsey Scott races for the tape in the girls 1,600-meter relay during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Scott and the Falcons were timed in 4 minutes, 22.05 seconds, breaking the eight-year-old meet mark of 4:24.4.
Seoul American Falcons sprinter Kelsey Scott races for the tape in the girls 1,600-meter relay during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Scott and the Falcons were timed in 4 minutes, 22.05 seconds, breaking the eight-year-old meet mark of 4:24.4. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Sprinters Jarrett Mitchell of Kubasaki and Rahman Cairnes of Okinawa Christian International race for the finish of the 200-meter dash during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Cairnes edged Mitchell, 22.84 seconds to 23.08.
Sprinters Jarrett Mitchell of Kubasaki and Rahman Cairnes of Okinawa Christian International race for the finish of the 200-meter dash during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Cairnes edged Mitchell, 22.84 seconds to 23.08. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Pashence Turner of Kadena negotiates the final hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Turner beat her own meet record in the event, clocking 48.43 seconds on Saturday, beating her Friday qualifying time of 49.13.
Pashence Turner of Kadena negotiates the final hurdle in the 300-meter hurdles during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Turner beat her own meet record in the event, clocking 48.43 seconds on Saturday, beating her Friday qualifying time of 49.13. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Seoul American's Tyrend White carries the baton toward the finish of the boys 400-meter relay during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. The Falcons won the event in 46.21 seconds.
Seoul American's Tyrend White carries the baton toward the finish of the boys 400-meter relay during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. The Falcons won the event in 46.21 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Erik Armes of Kubasaki heads toward the finish of the boys 1,500 during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Armes won the event in 4 minutes, 15.14 seconds.
Erik Armes of Kubasaki heads toward the finish of the boys 1,500 during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Armes won the event in 4 minutes, 15.14 seconds. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Seoul American senior Amanda Henderson heads for the finish in the 1,500 during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Henderson, a two-time Far East cross-country champion, ran the 1,500 in 5 minutes, 1.23 seconds, a northwest Pacific high school record, beating American School In Japan's Jennifer Stolle's mark of 5:02.97 set three years ago.
Seoul American senior Amanda Henderson heads for the finish in the 1,500 during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Henderson, a two-time Far East cross-country champion, ran the 1,500 in 5 minutes, 1.23 seconds, a northwest Pacific high school record, beating American School In Japan's Jennifer Stolle's mark of 5:02.97 set three years ago. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)
Kadena's Janika Caines carries the baton home in the girls 400-meter relay during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Kadena's girls set a meet record with a time of 51.54 seconds, topping the old mark of 52.38 set two years ago, also by Kadena.
Kadena's Janika Caines carries the baton home in the girls 400-meter relay during Saturday's running finals in the 9th Alva W. "Mike" Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet at Camp Foster, Okinawa. Kadena's girls set a meet record with a time of 51.54 seconds, topping the old mark of 52.38 set two years ago, also by Kadena. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Call Saturday Amanda Henderson’s redemption day.

The two-time Far East cross-country champion set a northwest Pacific record in the 1,500-meter run and helped Seoul American break the meet 1,600 relay record as the 9th Alva W. “Mike” Petty Memorial track meet ended.

Henderson’s record efforts came a day after being disqualified for stepping off the track in the 800, wiping out what would have been a sweep of the 800, 1,500 and 3,000 races.

“I was disappointed that I wasn’t going to win all three,” Henderson said. “But it’s nice to know at least I got that one.”

Henderson clocked the 1,500 in 5 minutes, 1.23 seconds, besting the old Japan-Okinawa-Korea standard of 5:02.97 set three years ago by Jennifer Stolle of American School In Japan. Her coach, David Abbott, said Henderson ran Saturday with purpose.

“She was angry because of what happened yesterday,” Abbott said.

The overall Pacific record in the event is 4:56.27 set last year by International School Manila’s Prerna Bhargava.

An hour later, Henderson and her teammates blew away the field in the 1,600 relay, winning in 4:22.05, topping Kadena by 9.06 seconds, The old meet record of 4:24.4 was set in the 2004 meet by Kubasaki.

“It’s amazing. It’s what we expected of the best,” said Henderson’s sophomore sister Pamela.

Seoul American’s girls finished third in the team standings with 101 points behind Kadena (140) and host Kubasaki (119). In the boys standings, Kubasaki (118) took first, followed by Kadena (94) and Zion Christian Academy (67) for a 1-2-3 Okinawa finish.

Three other meet records fell Saturday, for a total of seven over the two-day event.

A day after Seoul American’s Kelsey Scott broke the 100 mark with a 12.75 timing during qualifying, Kadena’s Janika Caines outlasted Scott in a sprint to the tape and topped the record with a 12.66. Scott clocked a 12.68.

“I knew I could do it,” Caines said. “She (Scott) was really good. Something inside of me said: ‘This is your race, you need to get it down.’”

Caines and Kadena’s girls also disposed of the 400 relay record of 52.38 set two years ago by Kadena. The Panthers were timed in 51.54, but very nearly were disqualified when they almost missed the final exchange at the home stretch.

“I looked down and said, ‘Omigosh,’” Caines said of approaching the end of the exchange zone. “I just reached for it (baton), got it and jumped over it and took it to the house.”

One of the meet’s new events, the 300 hurdles, saw the standards set in qualifying on Friday shattered in Saturday’s finals.

Derrick Taylor of Kadena was timed in 41.75, beating Kubasaki’s Columbus Wilson’s qualifying mark of 43.74. On the girls side, Pashence Turner of Kadena beat her own qualifying time of 49.13 on Friday by clocking a 48.43 on Saturday.

Kubasaki sweeps St. Mary’s in baseballAt Foster Field 9, Richard Allen batted 4-for-8 with a home run, three RBIs, 6 runs and 9 stolen bases as Kubasaki completed a three-game weekend sweep of visiting St. Mary’s International School of Tokyo. Kubasaki beat St. Mary’s 11-1 in five innings and 13-12 in nine.

The series marked the resumption of Kubasaki’s Spring Fling Baseball Festival, put on hold last year after travel restrictions on DODDS teams were put in place following the March 11 Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake.

Allen got the win with three innings of relief in Saturday’s second game. Tommy Warren knocked in four runs and Jaren Blessett swiped six bases for the Dragons.

In Saturday’s opener, Angelo Bourdony pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Mark Ebarle drove in three runs. Allen also got the win in Friday’s opener as Kubasaki routed the Titans 10-2.

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