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Fukuda Leads Mt. SAC Women's 5000 m

by Brett Larner

2017 national corporate road 10 km champion Yui Fukuda (Team Toyota Jidoshokki) dominated the women's 5000 m A-heat at Friday's Mt. SAC Relays, winning by 16 seconds in a PB of 15:23.48.  Her first time going under 15:30, Fukuda's time was a big step forward in quality but came up painfully short of the 15:22.00 standard for August's London World Championships.

Running for Boise State University, the U.S.-based Yusuke Uchikoshi also ran Mt. SAC, turning up in the collegiate 3000 m steeplechase.  Part of a three-way sprint finish, Uchikoshi came up 0.56 seconds short of the win as Emmanuel Rotich (Tulane Univ.) took the top spot in 8:48.32.  Uchikoshi was next in 8:48.88, just holding off Clayson Shumway (BYU) who was 3rd in 8:48.95.

Mt. SAC Relays
El Camino College, U.S.A., 4/13~15/17
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Women's 5000 m INV Elite
1. Yui Fukuda (Toyota Jidoshokki) - 15:23.48 - PB
2. Jessica Tonn (Brooks Beasts) - 15:39.46
3. Sasha Gollish (Univ. of Toronto) - 15:39.16
4. Marie Lawrence (Oiselle) - 15:40.26
5. Brenda Flores (Mexico) - 15:41.28
6. Muriel Coneo Paredes (Equipo Porvenir) - 15:41.55
7. Anne-Marie Blaney (UCF) - 15:43.61
8. Rachel Cliff (Canada) - 15:46.25
9. Kristen Findley (Big Bear TC) - 15:53.02
10. Tatiane Roberta Da Carva (Posso Sports) - 15:53.72

Men's 3000 mSC Open
1. Emmanuel Rotich (Tulane) - 8:48.32
2. Yusuke Uchikoshi (Boise State) - 8:48.88
3. Clayson Shumway (BYU) - 8:48.95
4. Craig Buff (San Jose St.) - 8:53.03
5. Gareth Hadfield (unattached) - 8:54.91

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