B.A.A. Running Club Men Takes USATF Masters Team Championship

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28 APR 2014
B.A.A. Women finish 2nd in the team championship.

Members of the Boston Athletic Association's Running Club took top honors at the James Joyce Ramble & USATF Masters Championships this past weekend in Dedham, MA. Led by Peter Hammer (32:41), they finished 2nd, 5th, and 20th overall in the masters race to capture the team title with an average finishing time of 33:46 (Top three scoring). Other members of the team were Christopher Magill (32:58) and Wayne Levy, of the B.A.A. Board of Governors (35:39). Also on the team was Phil Ryan (1:07:10). Hammer and Levy came into the race fresh off the heels of their masters team title at the 2014 Boston Marathon, where they finished in 2:33:02 (137th overall) and 2:43:50 (517th overall) respectively. To see the team results from the James Joyce Ramble & USATF Masters Championships, click here.

The B.A.A. Running Club women placed second in the Master's Team Championship, with Diana Bowser (37:59, 2nd masters female, and 41st overall), Caroline Bjune (38:22, 4th masters female, and 45th overall), Mimi Fallon (40:25, 12th masters female, and 62nd overall), and Lisa Kaplan (41:18, 15th masters female, and 67th overall). Their average 10K time came to 38:56.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.