Brett Ely Takes Second at the USTAF New England 5k Championship

05 JUN 2011
Brett Ely Takes Second at the USTAF New England 5k Championship
Members of the B.A.A. Running Club were in Lincoln, RI on Sunday, June 5, 2011 to compete in the USATF New England 5k Championships, hosted by the Rhody 5k. Brett Ely was the top performer, taking runner-up honors in the women’s race. Her time of 17:23 was particularly notable as Ely is in the final weeks of training for Grandma’s Marathon. Also having a solid race was Carly Shea, who broke into the top ten with her 6th place finish.

The men’s open team had a competitive race on their hands with a mere 11 seconds separating first from third. Led by Matt Ely in 6th place, the team took home the bronze. Harry Carter added another New England Age Group title to his resume, winning the 70+ division.

The next USATF New England Grand Prix race is the Stowe 8 Mile in Stowe, VT on Sunday, July 17, 2011.


2. Brett Ely 17:23
8. Carly Shea 18:10
20. Lisa Kaplan 19:23

6. Matthew Ely 15:04
16. Will Dobbie 15:34
21. Patrick Moulton 15:42
22. Ben Schmeckpeper 15:44
29. Chris Magill 15:51
30, Hari Iyer 15:52
40. Wayne Levy 16:07
87. Andy MacDonald 17:31
111. David Consigli 18:36
152. John Stuart 20:29
226. Harry Carter 23:49

1. CMS= 1:17:44
2. Team RUN = 1:17:50
3. Boston Athletic Association = 1:17:55
Matthew Ely 15:04, Will Dobbie 15:34, Patrick Moulton 15:42, Ben Schmeckpeper 15:44, Chris Magill 15:51, (Hari Iyer 15:52), (Wayne Levy 16:07)

Click here for the Rhody 5k results.

Click here for USATF New England Grand Prix Results and Standings.

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.