Harvey and Enman Pace the B A A to USATF New England Championship at Stowe

17 JUL 2011
Harvey and Enman Pace the B A A to USATF New England Championship at Stowe
For the second consecutive year, it was a clean sweep for the B.A.A. at the USATF New England 8 Mile Championship as the Men's and Women's Open Teams each took the team title and boasted the individual champion. The championship was hosted by the Stowe 8 Mile, on Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Stowe, VT.

Brian Harvey successfully defended his 2010 title with a 20 second margin of victory. He led a tight group of B.A.A. men, with all five scorers finishing in the top ten. Dan Smith was third, followed by Josh Ferenc, Colman Hatton and Matt Ely in sixth, ninth, and tenth respectively. The men posted an eight minute victory over their closest competition. Their victory earned them their sixth title at Stowe, having won consecutive victories between 2003 - 2006 and reclaiming the title in 2010 when the race was again designated as the USATF New England Grand Prix Championship after a three year hiatus.

The 2011 race was also a run-away for the women's team, which won a close contest here last year with a mere 43 seconds separating first from third. This year the women were five minutes ahead of the runner-up. Kasie Enman, fresh off of her U.S. Mountain running title, claimed top honors and the USATF New England Grand Prix 8 Mile Championship title. She was followed by Brett Ely in the runner-up position. Ely won the USATF New England 5k Championship just over a month ago and ran 2:39 at Grandma's Marathon in June. Rounding out the top three scorers was Mariko Holbrook in ninth place.

The women have traditionally had a strong showing at Stowe, having won the New England Grand Prix title at Stowe five times previously. Enman added herself to the ever-expanding list of B.A.A. women who have won grand prix titles at Stowe, including last years' winner, Katie Twarog, Heather Cappello (2006), Emily LeVan (2005) and Diana Bowser who was a three-time winner with victories in 2001 and 2004. Bowser also won in 2000, before the event was designated as a Grand Prix Championship.

In the Master's Competition, Lisa Kaplan placed second behind former Mexican Olympian Maria Servin. In the 70-79 group, Harry Carter, added to his lead in the grand prix standings with his victory at Stowe.

The next grand prix event will be contested at the Carver 10k in Carver, MA on Saturday, July 30th. Following the 10k Championship, only the marathon distance remains in the series. That championship will be hosted by the Cape Cod Marathon on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

RESULTS
1. Brian Harvey 41:05
3. Dan Smith 41:42
6. Josh Ferenc 42:11
9. Colman Hatton 42:25
10. Matthew Ely 42:33
29. Jared Markowitz 44:13
40. Wayne Levy 45:20
71. Kasie Enman 47:29
85. Brett Ely 48:25
89. Ben Schersten 48:34
113. Andy MacDonald 49:59
123. Mariko Holbrook 51:06
135. Lisa Kaplan 52:02
146. Mimi Fallon 52:38
213. Amanda Walsh 56:27
238. Stefani Penn 58:02
429. Harry Carter 1:06:58

MENS OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1. Boston Athletic Association = 3:30:00 Brian Harvey 41:06, Dan Smith 41:42, Josh Ferenc 42:12, Colman Hatton 42:26, Matthew Ely 42:34, (Justin Fyffe 43:13, Jared Markowitz 44:14)
2. Central Mass Striders = 3:38:08
3. Whirlaway = 3:39:15

WOMENS OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1. Boston Athletic Association = 2:27:03
Kasie Enman 47:30, Brett Ely 48:26, Mariko Holbrook 51:07, (Lisa Kaplan 52:03, Mimi Fallon 52:39)
2. GBTC = 2:32:22
3. adidas New England = 2:33:52

Visit the Event Website for complete results.

Visit the USATF New England Website for USATF New England Grand Prix Results and Standings.

B.A.A. Event History
STOWE 8 MILER
Team Performances

MEN
2010 3:29:06, 1st
Harvey 40:50, Blake 41:18, Ely 41:53, Moulton 42:27, Rountree 42:34
2006 3:28:51, 1st
Moulton 40:56, Miller 41:23, Blake 41:32, Ely 42:02, Muller 42:58
2005 3:37:58, 1st
Ponce 42:46, Shea 42:56, Fraioli 43:35, Magill 43:57, Churchill 44:24
2004 3:29:39, 1st
Miller 40:07, Perez 41:50, Coogan 41:59, Ely 42:36, Holland 43:07
2003 3:28:14, 1st
Santos 40:51, Magill 40:53, Shea 40:58, Wedlake 42:45, Churchill 42:47
2002 3:32:28, 2nd (1st Whirlaway, 3:30:11)
Magill 41:09, Ladd 41:52, Teger 42:38, Richardson 43:23, Noland 43:26
2001 3:26:43, 2nd (1st CMS, 3:24:39)
Magill 40:35, FitzPatrick 40:42, Shea 41:31, Volante 41:54, Levy 42:01

WOMEN
20102:32:37, 1st
Twarog 48:37, Johnson 51:54, Shea 52:03
2006 2:27:59, 1st
Cappello 48:57, LeVan 49:15, Proulx 49:47
2005 2:28:43, 1st
LeVan 47:58, Fallon 49:12, Zografos 51:33
2004 2:25:33, 1st
Bowser 45:58, Enman 47:21, Romano 52:14
2003 2:28:38 (1st MVS, 2:21:52, 2nd CMS, 2:25:06)
Fallon 46:47, Campbell 50:18, Wilson 51:33
2002 2:27:04, 2nd (1st MVS, 2:25:07)
Graytock 48:30, Campbell 48:57, Corcoran 49:37
2001 2:19:43, 1st
Bowser 45:21, Whitney 45:59, Poole 48:23
B.A.A. Moment 6

1983 - Greg Meyer

in 1983 Greg Meyer won the Boston Marathon, and remains the last American to have won the men's open division. 

Photo Credit: Fay Foto