Tokai (Mie, Aichi, Shizuoka) National Remote HS Championships
|Click here for Combined Results for All Japan High School Special Remote Championships for 2020|
|Below are links to 9 of the 10 planned uploads on athletic.net|
|Kanto Regions||Kinki Region||Kyushu Regions||Shikoku Region|
|Tohoku Region||Tokai Region||West Honshu Region||Late August Nationwide|
|Hokushinetsu Region||Gunma & Kanagawa
|Japanese website for the Remote Championships|
Japan high school track championships are being held at the state (prefecture) level and then combined (see link above). To calculate the championships, a special point system factors in wind effect in sprints and field events. Considering local health regulations and other factors, these championships are being spread over the months of July and August. This page's posting are current only through early August. A separate meet posting will combine the few late August meets nationwide.
Typically, only a handful of schools in each prefecture produce a majority of athletes. And some schools are known for a particular sport. It is the schools known for running, especially distance running (ie. ekiden), that are represented on athletic.net. Hundreds of other high schools with a few outstanding athletes are grouped anonymously here (eg Nagano Various, Niigata Various, Ishikawa Various, etc.). As a result, the outstanding marks of their athletes are NOT represented in the lists of top marks automatically generated by athletic.net. Furthermore, results posted on athletic.net represent those that are in the top 100 or so nationwide in each event (as of early August), not the thousands of athletes who participated in the various meets. Why? Translating names into English is very time-consumming and accuracy is often in doubt (family names are the easiest, given names the hardest).
The Tokai region is comprised of four prefectures: Mie, Aichi, Shizuoka and Gifu. Results for Gifu were reported with the Shokoku region. Japan's 128 million people are divided into 47 prefectures, which are grouped into 10 regions for high school sports competition, especially for qualifying for nationals. Normally championships for over 30 sports are contested during the summer break.
If you are not familiar with Japanese high school track, the HS boys run the higher 42" hurdles in the 110mH, throw heavier implements in the shot out, discus, hammer and javelin and run 5000m instead of 3000m (a 3000m race might be held for less experienced athletes). This year, the relays and octathlon/heptathlon are not being universally contested.