Harvey and Hatton Lead the Men's Team to the USATF New England 5 Mile Championship

29 JUL 2012
Harvey and Hatton Lead the Men's Team to the USATF New England 5 Mile Championship
Brian Harvey and Colman Hatton delivered a 1-2 finish that led the men's team to victory at the USATF New England 5 Mile Championship on Saturday, July 28, 2012. The race was hosted by the Carver Cranberry 5 Mile in Carver, MA for the second consecutive year. Harvey took home the individual crown, breaking away to win by four seconds. Just behind him, teammate Colman Hatton came out on top of a dual to the finish, edging the defending champion by less than a second. In a race scored by cumulative time versus place, the tough running by Harvey and Hatton helped give the B.A.A. the edge. Also placing in the top ten was Eric Ashe who took fifth place overall. Ashe gets double credit for contributing to the victory, not only for his strong performance, but also for bringing along his former Boston University teammate and new B.A.A. member Craig McMahon who placed fifth for the team, sealing the victory. Jared Markowitz was the fourth B.A.A. runner across the line and cracked the top twenty with his 18th place finish.

The top finisher for the B.A.A. women was Brielle Chabot who took fourth overall in a photo finish. Just .1 seconds separated her from the third-place finisher. Women's USATF New England Grand Prix leader, Lindsay Willard added to her lead in the series with her 7th place finish in the women's field. Willard sits atop the leaderboard with a nineteen point lead and only two races remaining in the series.

The next race in the USATF New England Grand Prix is the Jack Kerouac 5k in Lowell, MA on Sunday, September 30, 2012, followed by the Cape Cod Marathon on October 28th which will conclude the 2012 series.

RESULTS
1. Brian Harvey 24:20.6
2. Colman Hatton 24:24.9
5. Eric Ashe 24:46.6
18. Jared Markowitz 25:46.6
29. Craig McMahon 26:26.8
51. Wayne Levy 27:04.1
82. Matthew Herman 27:58.5
103. Brian Murphy 28:54.9
107. Anthony Crudale 29:04.9
113. Brielle Chabot 29:18.7
117. Lindsay Willard 29:31.9
127. Michael McGrane 30:10.3
133. David Consigli 30:36.6
180. Stefani Penn 32:21.6
182. Lisa Kaplan 32:23.4
201. Michael McKechnie 33:16.6
241. Kevin Grant 34:31.0
229. Christopher Ashe 34:06.1
272. Dennis Herman 35:49.4
368. Harry Carter 40:20.4

Click here for complete results.

Go to the USATFNE Grand Prix page to see the current standings.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1983 - Greg Meyer

in 1983 Greg Meyer won the Boston Marathon, and remains the last American to have won the men's open division. 

Photo Credit: Fay Foto