At Sunday’s Kyoto Time Trials meet, 1500 m and 5000 m highschool report holder Keita Sato, a 17-year-old Third-year at Rakunan H.S., added the 3000 m highschool report to his resume with a principally solo 7:50.81. In good fall circumstances Sato frontran your entire approach, tailed via a 2:34 first 1000 m by Kogakkan College‘s Shoya Suzuki however all on his personal the remainder of the way in which. From 1000 to 2000 m he break up 2:38, kind of holding that tempo the remainder of the way in which with a 61-second last lap to separate 2:38 once more for the ultimate 1000 m.
By way of World Athletics scoring tables, Sato’s three information break down like this:
1500 m: 3:37.18 – 1145 factors
3000 m: 7:50.81 – 1110 factors
5000 m: 13:31.19 – 1098 factors
Sato’s rankings on the all-time Japanese lists mirror this, his 1500 m placing him at all-time #3 together with #1 on the U20 and U18 lists, his new 3000 m time at #10 on the all-time listing, #2 on the U20 and #1 on the U18 lists, and his 5000 m nowhere close to the all-time prime 10 however good for #4 on the U20 and #1 on the U18 lists. On the world degree, on this 12 months’s U18 lists he now stands at #3 for 1500 m and #1 for each 3000 and 5000 m. On the U20 lists he is #7 for 1500 m, #6 for 3000 m, and #16 for 5000 m.
Subsequent up Sato is scheduled to run the Dec. 26 Nationwide Excessive Faculty Ekiden, the place particular person levels vary from 3.0 to 10.0 km for boys. Though he is at present performing higher at shorter distances, it is all however a provided that he’ll find yourself on the ten.0 km opening leg, The 27:48 course report from 1995 by then-future Olympian Julius Gitahi might be out of attain, however on the very least Sato ought to have the ability to give the report for the quickest time by a Japanese runner, 28:48 two years in the past by Issei Sato, a stable shot.