B.A.A. Runners Notch Weekend Wins

06 JUN 2012
B.A.A. Runners Notch Weekend Wins

With the spring/summer racing season well underway, a number of B.A.A. athletes took advantage of some local - and not so local races, with several coming away with some impressive victories.

Eric Ashe and Tim Ritchie headed down to the Music City Distance Carnival at Vanderbilt University on Saturday, June 2, 2012 to race against some top competition. Ritchie broke the meet record in the 5k, winning the event by just over a second in 13:56.51. Ashe had a terrific day in the steeple, posting an 11-second PR with his 8:40.81, placing 7th overall.

Visit the Event Website for complete results.

Locally, David Chorney (1500m), Brian Hill (800m), and Melissa Nash (3k) each won their respective events at the NBB Twilight Meet at Bentley University, while Justin Lutz took the runner-up spot in the steeplechase. Click here for results and race information.

Moving to the roads, on Sunday, June 3rd, Dan Hocking was the overall winner at the Rhody 5k in Lincoln, Rhode Island, running 15:07 to take the title. Click here for results and race information.

Next up for the B.A.A. is the Newton 10k on Sunday, June 10, 2012 in Newton, MA. Ths will be the fourth race in the 2012 USATF New England Grand Prix Series.
B.A.A. Moment 1

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race.  Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.