Luke Voth instantly recognized the young man darting out of the woods, the shock of dark hair and the tell-tale stride he said he remembered seeing four years earlier on Kanto Plain cross country courses.
“I said to myself, ‘Oh, no, I know who this is,’” said Voth, Nile C. Kinnick’s coach, about seeing Seoul American senior Tucker Chase, leading the way toward the finish line of the Far East cross country meet last week at Misawa Air Base.
Chase came across the line first in 16 minutes, 52 seconds. Not his personal best – that was 16:26 during a meet at his home course on Sept. 23. But he ran a good 13 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor, Leonardo A’DeLima of St. Mary’s and 15.4 ahead of Kinnick’s Akimanzi Siibo.
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