, 2022-10-13 02:33:38,
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Makayla Saeteurn has served as the leading runner for a Kubasaki cross country team that’s been island-bound since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
Now, Saeteurn, a junior who’s been unbeaten thus far in Okinawa’s season, and her teammates are set for their first off-island travel since the 2019 Far East meet at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan.
Kubasaki and two-time reigning island champion Kadena are competing against the best in DODEA-Japan in Saturday’s All-Japan meet at Tama Hills Recreation Center’s lower 5-kilometer course.
“It’s very exciting,” Saeteurn said Wednesday, two days before flying to Tokyo. “It’s the first time I’ve really traveled off-island on a plane for a race.”
Saturday’s forecast calls for sunny skies and balmy temperatures for the race, which features Yokota, Zama, Nile C. Kinnick, E.J. King, Matthew C. Perry and Robert D. Edgren.
Some non-DODEA runners from Tokyo-area international schools are also expected, but not…
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