Ritchie & Ely Finish Strong at the B.A.A. 10k

24 JUN 2012
Ritchie & Ely Finish Strong at the B.A.A. 10k
For the second consecutive year, Timothy Ritchie was the top finisher for the B.A.A. in the second annual B.A.A. 10k. Ritchie, who finished 10th in 2011 with a time of 30:25, bettered his time by 26 seconds to finish just under the thirty-minute mark at 29:59. In a testament to the depth of the men's field, Ritchie's time earned him 12th place overall. Still recovering from placing 5th at the USATF Half Marathon Championships last week in Duluth, MN, Ritchie was able to break away from a pack of some of the top regional athletes and finish as the first New England runner. Following Ritchie in the top twenty were Eric Ashe in 18th place, Justin Lutz in 19th place and Colman Hatton taking 20th place. In the women's race, Brett Ely was the top B.A.A. finisher. Ely, who captured the USATF New England Championship in the 10k distance two weeks ago, ran 36:01 for 15th place.

Several B.A.A. athletes were competitive in their age divisions: Christopher Lawrence and Mimi Fallonboth took top honors in the 45-49 age division. Pat Stumbras also brought home the winner's trophy in the 55-59 age division. Chris Magill, who will enter the Master's division this winter, was third in the 35-39 age group category in 33:16. Paul Davies also took third in his division (45-49) in 38:11.

The B.A.A. 10k is the second race in the B.A.A. Distance Medley, following the 5k in April and preceding the B.A.A. Half Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

RESULTS:

12 . Timothy Ritchie 29:59
18 . Eric Ashe 30:55
19 . Justin Lutz 31:02
20 . Colman Hatton 31:16
32 . Chris Magill 33:16
48 . Christopher Lawrence 35:22
52 . Steve Masterson 35:46
55 . Brett Ely 36:01
59 . Anthony Crudale 36:19
72 . Caroline Bjune 37:04
75 . Lindsay Willard 37:16
79 . Hilary Dionne 37:25
85 . Michael McGrane 37:41
92 . Patrick Stumbras 37:57
98 . Paul Davies 38:11
107 . Mimi Fallon 38:33
109 . Alexander Kolb 38:37
119 . John Barrett 38:54
128 . Benjamin Krass 39:08
166 . David Consigli 40:08
182 . Kristin Murphy 40:33
217 . Alicia Follmar 41:25
277 . James Ellis 42:26
326 . John Podobinski 42:58
4103 . Mark Monti 1:10:31
4532 . Anthony Cellucci 1:29:58

Click here for results from the B.A.A. 10k.

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.