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

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

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.