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Three meets into the Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools track and field season, Yokota Panthers sprinter Charlotte Taylor remains unbeaten in eight individual events.

Taylor, a freshman, won the 100 and 200 for the third straight time in Saturday’s meet at Yokota. She also ran the first leg of the 400 relay and won the 400 in her first attempt at the event, but league officials said the latter two would have to be run again because the distance wasn’t properly marked.

Coach Matt Grant said he knew Taylor would do as well as she has just from watching her play basketball. “Every once in a while, you find a diamond in the rough,” he said. “Her speed on the court told me she’s a runner.”

At Camp Zama, the Misawa Flyers, a first-year high school club team affiliated with Edgren, continued to impress at a Saturday meet at Zama American High.

Distance runner Peter Kamau captured the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs, while Woody Carter won the 100 and high jump. The Flyers also won the boys 400 and 1,600 relays and the girls 400 relay.


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