Updates on the Oval: Ritchie, Markowitz Notch Wins at Twilight Meet

23 MAY 2012
Updates on the Oval: Ritchie, Markowitz Notch Wins at Twilight Meet
For the second consecutive week, the B.A.A. had a strong showing at the NBB Twilight Series. Running Saturday. May 19th, Tim Ritchie won the 1500m in 3:47:21. David Chorney placed 5th in the same race with his 3:51.31.

In the men's 10k, Jared Markowitz picked-up another win for the B.A.A., posting a 41 second victory to finish in 30:47.21. In the 3,000m steeple, Eric Ashe took the runner-up spot in 8:52.77 - just .04 seconds behind the winner.

The next Twilight Meet will be held at Bentley University on Saturday, June 2nd.

Visit the Event Website for results and race information.

And congratulations to Hilary Dionne who was selected as the New England Runner Athlete of the Month for her recent performances in the New Bedford Half Marathon and the 116th Boston Marathon. Hilary's profile is in the May/June edition of New England Runner.
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.