Tokyo Tech News
The Tokyo Tech Track & Field Club put in an outstanding performance at the 33rd Track and Field Competition for National and Public Universities, held at Kumagaya Sport and Culture Park in Saitama Prefecture from September 18 to 20.
Fourth-year Chemical Engineering student Takumi Shiota demonstrated that he is currently the runner to beat, winning both the men's 5,000m and 10,000m races.
The Institute's men also finished second in the 4x100 and 4x400m relays. Both results were Tokyo Tech's best achievements to date. Taito Tsumaki, a 2nd-year master's student in Life Science and Technology, ran in both of these races. Tsumaki also finished third in the men's 200m individual sprint.
Strong results in this competition were our main goal this season. Many members were plagued with injuries, and although we did not achieve our goal of overall third place, our fifth-place finish was better than expected. Takumi Shiota, Taito Tsumaki, and other 4th-year and master's students demonstrated great leadership despite being busy with their research activities. I hope the club's younger members will dedicate themselves to another strong season next year.
Yokoyama currently studies organic materials in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He hopes to continue competing despite the increased time he has to dedicate to his research activities.
The Tokyo Tech Track & Field Club holds daily practices to train for intercollegiate competitions, Hakone Ekiden qualifiers, and simply to achieve new personal bests and perform well as a unified team. Through discussions among each other and under the guidance of coaches and trainers, the team aims to create an environment where both individual and group performances are optimized.