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APU Women's Athletic Team Consecutive Win Secures Spot in All Japan Women's Ekiden Championship.

Sep 23, 2004

On September 23, thirteen members of the APU Women's Athletic Team ran in the 12th Road Race for Kyushu Universities. The five kilometer race was held at Umi-no-Nakamichi Seaside Park in Fukuoka City. WANGUI Pauline (APS 1) took first place in 16 minutes 32 seconds, and KEBASO Sarah (APS 1) came in second place.
This race doubles as the Kyushu preliminaries for the 35th Intercollegiate Women's Ekiden (Road Relay) Championships. The top six finishing times of each University are used to determine ranking. First and second place Universities qualify for the Ekiden Championships.
APU managed to grab this top prize for the second year, with finishing times totaling 1 hour 24 minutes 04 seconds, making this the fourth consecutive year that APU has qualified for the Ekiden Championships.

The All Japan Intercollegiate Women's Ekiden Championship will be held this year on Sunday, November 28. The race will start and finish at Osaka Nagai Stadium.



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