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.


RESULTS

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


MEN’S RESULTS
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


MEN’S TEAM RESULTS
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 5

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.