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National Corporate Track and Field Championships - Day Two A.M. Session

by Brett Larner

Fifteen hours after running the 10000 m, most of the men's and women's fields at the 2009 National Jitsugyodan Track and Field Championships were back for the 5000 m qualifying heats. In both the men's and women's cases, the top eight finishers in each of the three equally-balanced heats along with the next three fastest times overall would make tonight's final. 10000 m winners Gideon Ngatuny (Team Nissin Shokuhin) and Philes Ongori (Team Hokuren) loped to easy wins in their heats, with Kenyans also taking the top spots in the other two men's and two women's heats. The runners will return at 7:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. for the final, in most cases their third race in 24 hours.

2009 National Corporate Track and Field Championships - Top Results
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Men's 5000 m - Heat One
1. Gideon Ngatuny (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 13:59.14
2. Tomoya Onishi (Team Asahi Kasei) - 13:59.31
3. Jonthan Ndiku (Team Hitachi Cable) - 14:00.06
4. Jacob Wanjuki (Team Aichi Kogyo) - 14:00.27
5. Hideyuki Anzai (Team JAL Ground Service) - 14:00.51
6. Takayuki Matsumiya (Team Konica Minolta) - 14:00.72
7. Masakazu Fujiwara (Team Honda) - 14:00.78
8. Yuji Sasanuma (Team NTN) - 14:01.07
9. Yasuyuki Nakamura (Team Suzuki) - 14:04.73
10. Yuki Matsuoka (Team Team Otsuka Seiyaku) - 14:06.04

Men's 5000 m - Heat Two
1. Martin Mukule (Team Toyota) - 14:03.71
2. Martin Mathathi (Team Suzuki) - 14:04.68
3. Satoru Kitamura (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 14:06.05
4. Wataru Yamaguchi (Team Hitachi Cable) - 14:06.93
5. Hirokatsu Kurosaki (Team Konica Minolta) - 14:07.11
6. Tomoyuki Morita (Team Kanebo) - 14:08.32
7. Takuya Iwasaki (Team JAL Ground Service) - 14:08.32
8. Hidekazu Sato (Team Toyota Boshoku) - 14:10.22

Men's 5000 m - Heat Three
1. Samuel Ganga (Team Mazda) - 13:57.33
2. Josephat Ndambiri (Team Komori Corp.) - 13:57.81
3. Masayuki Obata (Team Yasukawa Denki) - 13:59.36
4. Hiroyuki Ogawa (Team JAL Ground Service) - 13:59.57
5. Makoto Fukui (Team Fujitsu) - 14:02.32
6. Noritaka Fujiyama (Team Sumco Techxiv) - 14:02.46
7. Kazuyoshi Tokumoto (Team Nissin Shokuhin) - 14:03.38
8. Kazuharu Takai (Team Kyudenko) - 14:04.23
9. Yuki Moriwaki (Team JFE Steel) - 14:06.75

Women's 5000 m - Heat One
1. Philes Ongori (Team Hokuren) - 16:04.57
2. Megumi Seike (Team Sysmex) - 16:10.36
3. Nami Tani (Team Aruze) - 16:16.07
4. Mariko Nagao (Team Shiseido) - 16:16.36
5. Yoko Miyauchi (Team Kyocera) - 16:16.48
6. Sayuri Baba (Team Sekisui Giken) - 16:16.84
7. Yukari Soh (Team Asahi Kasei) - 16:18.94
8. Shoko Mori (Team Acom) - 16:20.59

Women's 5000 m - Heat Two
1. Doricah Obare (Team Hitachi) - 15:44.75
2. Hiromi Ominami (Team Toyota Shatai) - 15:49.22
3. Yuko Shimizu (Team Sekisui Giken) - 15:50.01
4. Miho Nodagashira (Team Wacoal) - 15:50.57
5. Yukie Nagata (Team Toyota Jidoshoki) - 15:50.93
6. Yuko Mizuguchi (Team Denso) - 15:50.94
7. Misaki Katsumata (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 15:50.98
8. Ayaka Ohara (Team Daihatsu) - 15:51.35
9. Saori Nejo (Team Hokuren) - 16:03.81

Women's 5000 m - Heat Three
1. Christine Muyanga (Team Panasonic) - 15:50.50
2. Kayoko Fukushi (Team Wacoal) - 15:51.97
3. Yurika Nakamura (Team Tenmaya) - 15:52.68
4. Hiroko Shoi (Team Nihon ChemiCon) - 15:53.34
5. Yuka Kakimi (Team Daiichi Seimei) - 15:54.38
6. Asami Yamane (Team Toyota Jidoshoki) - 15:56.99
6. Hiromi Koga (Team Denso) - 15:56.99
8. Hiroko Miyauchi (Team Kyocera) - 16:00.73
9. Korei Omata (Team Acom) - 16:05.12
10. Misako Suguro (Team Shiseido) - 16:05.94

(c) 2009 Brett Larner
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