Faber Takes Third at U.S. 25k Championship

14 MAY 2011
Faber Takes Third at U.S. 25k Championship
Jeannette Faber added to her ever-expanding running resume with her third-place finish at the U.S. 25k Championships, hosted by the Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Faber ran 1:28:48 to claim her spot on the podium. The 25k is the second time that Faber has placed at U.S. Championship. In November, she finished 7th at the U.S. Women's Marathon Championships, hosted by the New York City Marathon. Just two weeks ago, Faber set a new personal best in the 10k, running 33:22 on the oval at the Payton Jordan Invitational. Her time has qualified her for the U.S. Track and Field Championships 10k which will be contested on Thursday, June 23rd at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR.

The outdoor track season is now in full swing and several B.A.A. Running Club members competed in the first of four New Balance Boston Twilight Meets, held at Bentley University on Saturday, May 14th. In the women's 5k, Melissa Nash ran a new personal best at her alma mater, placing third in 17:08. Carly Shea was fifth in 17:50. David Chorney had a solid 1500m/800m double, running 3:51 and 1:57. The next meet will be held this Saturday, May 21st at the UMass Lowell Track. The featured races begin at 6:15 PM.
B.A.A. Moment 3

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.