Early Victories at the 2011 Old Fashioned 10 Miler Bode Well For Boston

20 FEB 2011
Early Victories at the 2011 Old Fashioned 10 Miler Bode Well For Boston
After a 2-year hiatus, the B.A.A. returned to the Old Fashioned 10-Miler in Foxboro, MA on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in winning fashion. Over the past decade, B.A.A. Running Club members have taken advantage of the Old Fashioned 10 Miler, which falls eight weeks before the Boston Marathon, to test their fitness and break up the monotony of winter marathon training. In 2009 and 2010, a conflict with the USATF New England Grand Prix racing schedule prevented the teams from competing in Foxboro. This year, both the men’s and women’s teams made their presence known, boasting both the male and female champions as well as the men’s and women’s Masters winners.

Ruben Sanca led the race from start to finish, posting an 89-second victory over teammate Justin Fyffe. Sanca’s time of 50:23 was just 44 seconds off of the course record set by Olympian Mark Coogan in 2002. Six other B.A.A. men followed with Dan Smith, Jared Markowitz, Colman Hatton , Nate Krah, Andreas Heilmann, and Josh Ferenc, placing third through eighth respectively.

Diana Bowser won her second Old Fashioned 10-Miler - eight years after her first victory in 2003. This time, she added a course record to her list of accolades, running 57:11 to better the previous course record by 8 seconds and her personal best time by over a minute and a half. She was one of six B.A.A. women to place in the top ten with Kasie Enman, Emily Kroshus, Lindsay Willard, and Lisa Kaplan, placing second through fifth and Jacqui Cilley finishing tenth.

With their victories, Sanca and Bowser added their names to the list of previous B.A.A. winners. Four B.A.A. men have won before Sanca. Patrick Moulton was the 2009 winner and Terry Shea ran to victory here in 2008. Chris Magill won here in 2006 and Keven O'Neil was the 2003 champion. Bowser is one of eight B.A.A. women have won at the Old Fashioned and the only one to have won it twice (2011 and 2003). The list includes former course record-holder Beth Whitney ('01) whose 58:42 stood as the record until 2008. Other B.A.A. champions have included Michelle Sarney ('10), Kasie Enman ('07), Carrie Zografos ('06) , Brett (Romano) Ely ('05), Cathi Campbell ('04).

In the master’s competition, Wayne Levy and Lisa Kaplan both took home the titles. Levy cracked the top 20 with his 18th place finish and Kaplan was fifth overall. Harry Carter ran an impressive 1:18:50 to win the 70+ division handily.

Next on the racing schedule in the New Bedford Half Marathon in New Bedford, MA on Sunday, March 20th. From there it is on to the 115th running of the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18th.

RESULTS

1. Ruben Sanca 50:23
2. Justin Fyffe 51:52
3. Dan Smith 52:43
4. Jared Markowitz 53:30
5. Colman Hatton 53:34
6. Nathan Krah 54:24
7. Andreas Heilmann 54:47
8. Josh Ferenc 54:54
10. Jonathan Baker 55:42
11. Kyle Ormsby 56:12
13. Antony Keller 56:30
16. Diana Bowser 57:11 1st Female
18. Wayne Levy 57:31 1st Master
23. Christopher Benestad 58:09
25. Kevin Gallagher 58:43
28. Kasie Enman 58:58 2nd Female
29. Emily Kroshus 59:10 3rd Female
37. Miles Billings 1:00:50
38. Matthew Herman 1:01:12
48. Bernie O'Reilly 1:03:31
49. David Consigli 1:04:08
50. Lindsay Willard 1:04:13 4th Female
52. Lisa Kaplan 1:04:17 5th Female, 1st Master
55. Brian Foley 1:04:40
56. John Barrett 1:04:59
57. Alexander Kolb 1:05:03
58. Craig Macfarlane 1:05:06
59. George Sondecker 1:06:03
61. Kyle Bowers 1:06:08
72. Jacquelyn Cilley 1:07:28 10th Female
75. Jesse Bump 1:07:41
77. Donald M. Kerivan 1:07:54
78. Joe Kaiser 1:07:56
88. Jesus Zeus Estrada 1:09:26
90. Greg Lowe 1:09:45
107. Sean Biggs 1:12:27
137. Richard Cleary 1:16:01
177. Harry Carter 1:18:50 (1st, 70+ age division)
199. Karen Ringheiser 1:20:12
Anthony Crudale


For additional results, visit the Event Website.


B.A.A. Moment 8

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.