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Division I

South KoreaSeoul American Falcons 2014 Far East meet finish — Combined, fifth; boys, third; girls, fourth.Coach — Shawen Smith and Chris Dickinson, first seasons.Key performers — David Davison, Sr., throws; Miles Haynes, Jr., sprints, relays; Shawn Horne, Sr., sprints, relays; Kahlil Hicks, Sr., 400, relays; Dale Bush, Sr., hurdles; Xavier McDaniel, Jr., throws; Aliyah Patterson, Jr., throws; Ellen Queenan, Jr., throws.Outlook — Boys contending, girls rebuilding-reloading. Very deep in veteran boys, should make strong run for D-I title; girls are thin in returnees and have much unproven talent, but could also make a run.

Okinawa

Kadena Panthers 2014 Far East meet finish — Combined, third; boys, fourth; girls, third.Coach — Delma Bernal and Mary Bunyan, first seasons.Key performers — Wren Renquist, So., distance; Javier Michael, So., distance; Hunter Ficenec, Jr., distance; Jasmine Rhodes, Sr., jumps; Michadl Clayton, Sr., throws; Siulagisipai Fuimaono, So., throws; Apryl-Len Cabase, Sr., sprints, hurdles; Brea Garrett, Sr., throws; Elva Harris, Sr., jumps, sprints; Jazmyn Sharper, Sr., throws; Monet Baker, Jr., hurdles, sprints.Outlook — Boys, contending; girls, contending. Plenty of veterans return in key spots to earn great amounts of points in regular season and Far East; only question mark may be depth among hurdlers.Kubasaki Dragons 2014 Far East meet finish — Combined, fourth; boys, first; girls, fifth.Coach — Kenneth Gipson, first season.Key performers — Samantha Fugate, Sr., distance; Winston Maxwell, Sr., sprints, relays; Jacob Green, Jr., sprints, relays; Kaelyn Francis, Jr., sprints; Zoe Jarvis, So. Distance; Erin Bugler, Sr., throws; Johnathon Johnson, Jr., distance; Johan Blake, Jr., jumps; Devin Curtis, Sr., sprints, relays; Matt Ashley, Jr., jumps; Gabrielle Provist, So., sprints; Lakeria Jackson, So., sprints; Johann Wright, Jr., sprints, relays.Outlook — Boys, re-loading-contending; girls, reloading-contending. Replacing departed sprint stars Jarrett Mitchell and Rahman “Chima” Farnell will be a chore, but enough talent remains to make another serious run at individual and team Far East titles.

JapanNile C. Kinnick Red Devils 2014 Far East meet finish — Combined, second; boys, sixth; girls, second.Coach — Luke Voth, third season; Tony San Nicolas, first seasonKey performers — Dre Paylor, Jr., sprints, jumps; Nick Galegher, Jr., hurdles; Jabari Johnson, Jr., sprints, relays; Shakita Samuels, Sr., sprints, jumps; Rhyssa Hizon, Sr., sprints, jumps; Aya Stewart, Jr., sprints; Audri Salter, Sr., throws; Cassandra Burger, Sr., distance; Connor Brown, Sr., distance; Ian Olsen, Jr., hurdles; Ryan Duncan, Fr., UT; Erin Stonebarger, Fr., distance.Outlook — Rebuilding. Many good athletes transferred and/or graduated and the team is young throughout, but enough veterans remain and if the youngsters develop, the Red Devils could contend by season’s end, Voth said.

Division II

JapanYokota Panthers 2014 Far East meet finish — Combined, sixth; boys, fifth; girls, ninth; competed at D-I last year, first season in D-II.Coach — Maggie Chan-Roper, third season.Key performers — Daniel Galvin, Jr., distance, relays; Jordan Goodman, So., sprints, throws; Jamarvin Harvey, Jr., middle distance, relays; Christian Sonnenberg, So., throws; Shota Sprunger, So., hurdles; Cheyenne Turner, Sr., middle distance, relays; Jermaine Neal, Sr., jumps; Samantha Arold, Jr., middle distance; Jadan Anderson, Sr., jumps; Jasmine Strong, Fr., throws.Outlook — Contending; amassed enough team points a year ago that would have given them the title had the Panthers been a small school. Boys need somebody to emerge in sprints. Girls numbers are thin. If Arnold can remain healthy and a sprinter arises, a D-II title is within the Panthers’ grasp.Zama Trojans 2014 Far East meet finish — Boys, defending champion; girls, defending champion.Coach — DeAngelo Galang, second season; Glenn Preston, second season.Key performers — Jaelen Baker, Jr., sprints; Ti’Ara Carroll, So., sprints; Kate Reselosa, So., distance; Carson Russell, Jr., distance; Jacob Martin, Jr., throwsOutlook — Rebuilding. Only three returners from the reigning D-II champion team, and no seniors on the roster. Seven graduated and two transferred. Much depends on how quickly the throwers develop.Robert D. Edgren Eagles Coach — Chris Waite, first season.Key performers — Charlie Mason, Sr., distance; Ewmarr Thompson, Sr., sprints; David Warren, Jr., sprints; Monique Atkinson, So., hurdles; Lauren Bledsoe, Jr., distance; Halle Gregory, Sr., sprints.Outlook — Continuing to develop after restarting the program last year after shutting down after the 2011 season. Waite returns to coaching track after a six-season hiatus.

South KoreaDaegu Warriors 2014 Far East meet finish — Boys, fifth; girls, sixth.Coach — Phillip Loyd, third season.Key performers — DeAndre Rosalie, Jr., hurdles; Jarvis Stokes, Jr., jumps; Ariyana Canty, Jr., throws; DeMarco Andrews, Jr., sprints.Outlook — Rebuilding. Always thin in numbers as one of the smallest schools in DODDS Pacific, but some good individual talent that may surprise at Far East.Osan Cougars 2014 Far East meet finish — Did not place.Coach — Celeste White, first season.Key performers — None provided.Outlook — Rebuilding. Only seven athletes out this year.Humphreys Blackhawks 2014 Far East meet finish — Boys, fourth; girls, second.Coach — Mitch Moellendick, second season.Key performers — Dai’Quan Wilson, Sr., sprints; Ra’Mecca Rasun, Sr., throws; John Burger, Sr., throws; Nicole Castro, Jr., distance; Timi Ward, Sr., hurdles; Tyreke Slaughter, Jr., jumps; Bashr Edmonds, Jr., jumps; Cooper Altemeyer, Fr., distance.Outlook — Still building, but did very well at Far East considering the Blackhawks were a startup program. Humphreys fielding a team of 23 athletes, and enough veteran blood returns that the Blackhawks could make a serious D-II title run.

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