Track and Field: There's plenty of Joy for Kubasaki at Petty meet

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Kubasaki's Juan Guerrero clears the last hurdle en route to winning the 300 hurdles in 40.99 seconds during Friday's Mike Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Kubasaki's Juan Guerrero clears the last hurdle en route to winning the 300 hurdles in 40.99 seconds during Friday's Mike Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Track and Field: There's plenty of Joy for Kubasaki at Petty meet

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: April 03, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa -- Call it Triple Crown Friday for Kubasaki’s Elizabeth Joy.

The sophomore distance specialist and reigning Okinawa cross country champion outran two other district champions, swept the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 and led the Dragons to the team title in the 14th Alva W. “Mike” Petty Memorial Track and Field Meet on Friday.

“I couldn’t have done it without the other athletes pushing me beyond what I was capable of,” Joy said. She ran personal bests of 5 minutes, 36.94 seconds in the 1,600 and 12:24.62 in the 3,200 and just missed a PR in the 800, running 2:30.24.

Joy credited Guam High senior and reigning island track and cross country champion, Emma Sheedy and Nile C. Kinnick’s Erin Stonebarger, Rissa Eilmes and reigning Japan and Far East cross country champion Taryn Cates-Beier for giving Joy the competition she had hoped for.

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