Ritchie and Cappello Are Among Top Americans at the Inaugural B.A.A. 10k

27 JUN 2011
Ritchie and Cappello Are Among Top Americans at the Inaugural B.A.A. 10k
She was the first American at the first B.A.A. 10k: Heather Cappello placed fourth overall and both she and Tim Ritchie broke into the top ten of a strong international field in the inaugural B.A.A. 10k on Sunday, June 26, 2011. Ritchie, who ran 28:37 on the track this spring, ran 30:26 to take 10th place overall and was second American. In the women’s race, Cappello ran even splits en route to a 33:31. The race featured the top finishers at the 115th Boston Marathon and a fast course. When the results were posted Geoffrey Mutai's 27:19 was the fastest 10k ever run in Massachusetts.

Some 40 members of the B.A.A. Running Club donned the yellow singlet and took to the roads on a cool, but humid day to be part of the inaugural event. Of these, 27 placed in the top 100 in a race that featured over 3,000 finishers.

Faber Places 22nd at USA Outdoor Track & Field Championship

On Thursday, June 23rd, Jeannette Faber represented the B.A.A. in the 10k at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, OR. Faber, who qualified at the Payton Jordan Invitational with a 33:22, ran 33:52 to take 22nd in a deep field. Olympic Bronze Medalist Shalane Flanagan won the event in 30:59:97.

B.A.A. 10k RESULTS:
10 . Timothy Ritchie 30:25
13 . Brian Harvey 31:05
14 . Alex Taylor 31:18
15 . Mike Fisher 31:37
17 . Colman Hatton 31:54
20 . Dan Smith 32:03
23 . Brendan Prindiville 32:12
27 . Hari Iyer 32:35
29 . Corey Fehnel 32:58
31 . Roger Donaghy 32:59
33 . Matt Carter 33:21
34 . Ben Schmeckpeper 33:28
35 . Heather Cappello 33:31
40 . Antony Keller 34:22
45 . Jennifer Campbell 35:41
53 . Ben Schersten 36:27
56 . Elle Pishny 36:37
58 . Melissa Nash 36:40
60 . Kevin Hill 36:47
71 . Michael McGrane 37:40
74 . John Barrett 37:53
83 . Lindsay Willard 38:19
88 . Michael McKechnie 38:28
90 . Pamela Manley 38:38
93 . Craig Macfarlane 38:47
96 . Brian Foley 38:59
99 . Mimi Fallon 39:04
114 . Amanda Walsh 39:33
115 . Gregory Czuczman 39:34
121 . Michael Correia 39:42
122 . James Wilson 39:43
143 . Cat Lariviere 40:09
149 . Beth Coughlin 40:21
165 . Paul Morrison 40:45
166 . Lauren Kruck 40:45
186 . Jacquelyn Cilley 41:27
212 . Wayne Chan 41:53
288 . Michelle Lauterback 43:26
605 . Harry Carter 47:28
618 . Karen Ringheiser 47:33
3032 . Anthony Cellucci 1:24:52

Click here for results from the B.A.A. 10k.

Click here for the 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Results.
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.