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 7

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.