Enman to Lead US Mountain Running Team at 2011 World Championships

26 JUN 2011
Enman to Lead US Mountain Running Team at 2011 World Championships
Kasie Enman has been selected to represent the United States at the World Mountain Running Championship by virtue of her win at the U.S. Mountain Running Championships at the Cranmore Hill Climb in North Conway, NH on Sunday, June 26, 2011. She is one of only four women named to the team. An accomplished mountain runner, Enman was the top U.S. women’s finisher at the NACAC Mountain Championships in 2008 and won individual and team gold at that event in 2009. This will be her first time competing in the World Mountain Running Championship, which will be held in Tirana, Albania on September 11, 2011.

Enman's U.S. Mountain Running title came just two weeks after placing third at the 2011 Mt. Washington Road Race. She was one of several B.A.A. Running Club members who made the 7.6 mile climb up the Mount Washington Auto Road on Saturday, June 18th. Jennifer Campbell, who combined with Enman and Elle Pishny to take the 2011 Boston Marathon Women's team title, placed 11th. In the men's race, former two-time Mt. Washington Champion Eric Blake finished 9th overall. Bill Riley took top honors in the 70+ division.

Mount Washington Road Race Results:

3. Kasie Enman 1:15:19
11. Jennifer Campbell 1:23:05

9. Eric Blake 1:06:53
45. Andy MacDonald 1:17:20
68. Kevin Hill 1:22:48
86. Mike Dowling 1:26:32
88. Michael Vitelli 1:26:53
99. Bernie O'Reilly 1:27:56
122. Brian Foley 1:30:49
127. Bill Knott 1:31:23
187. Alexander Kolb 1:37:16
277. James Thompson 1:44:38
335. William Riley 1:47:39
508. Richard Schilder 2:03:29

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.