A few new faces, but contenders remain strong

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Kadena senior Wren Renquist is a returning Okinawa island champion and second in last year's Far East Division I race. Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes
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Kadena senior Wren Renquist is a returning Okinawa island champion and second in last year's Far East Division I race. Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes

A few new faces, but contenders remain strong

by: Dave Ornauer | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 12, 2016

TOKYO – The Kadena cross country team’s goals haven’t changed just because there’s a new coaching staff for the first time in 13 years.

Maureen Taylor takes over as head coach, assisted by Ben Switzer, with longtime mentor Tom McKinney having ascended to the post of DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator.

Many faces responsible for the Panthers’ Far East Division I runners-up finish remain the same.

District champion and D-I girls runner-up Wren Renquist returns as senior team captain.

She’s joined by the entire Panthers girls unit that ran at Far East. Renquist and fellow senior Sierra Fitzgerald finished in the top 10.

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