And has 3 more sub 29 on the roster (and two more at 29:00 and 29:02).
The 11 sub 29:00s-
Tadashi Isshiki (3rd yr.) - 28:23.40
Kazuma Kubota (4th yr.) - 28:24.50
Yusuke Ogura (4th yr.) - 28:27.73
Yuta Shimoda (2nd yr.) - 28:33.77
Yuki Nakamura (2nd yr.,) - 28:34.66
Toshinori Watanabe (4th yr.) - 28:35.05
Kokoro Watanabe (4th yr.) - 28:37.38
Daichi Kamino (4th yr.) - 28:41.48
Kazuki Tamura (2nd yr.) - 28:46.81
Kinari Ikeda (3rd yr.) - 28:51.31
Yuhi Akiyama (3rd yr.) - 28:58.93
The Japanese do love to time trial, but I have to think these guys would've won NCAAs and could put 2 teams in the top 5-10 if they split their squad.
From Brett Larner's always fascinating Japan Running News-