B.A.A. Women Have a Solid Showing at the 2012 Tufts 10k

09 OCT 2012
B.A.A. Women Have a Solid Showing at the 2012 Tufts 10k
The B.A.A. women had a solid showing at the Tufts 10k on Monday, October 8th here in Boston. The event served as the U.S. National 10k Championship and attracted a deep and talented field. Heather Cappello was the first B.A.A. woman across the line in twentieth place overall. She was joined on the team by recent USATF New England 5k Champion, Brielle Chabot, and Carly Shea who was running in her first race since having a child this summer. The team placed fifth overall and was just one second out of fourth.

A late addition to the race, Caroline Bjune posted a solid performance, deciding to race one day after placing sixth in the B.A.A. Half Marathon. Emily Kroshus was the third B.A.A. runner to finish but was unable to score for the team as she is a Canadian citizen.

RESULTS
20. Heather Cappello 33:58
29. Brielle Chabot 35:02
43. Emily Kroshus 36:15
51. Caroline Bjune 36:58
61. Carly Shea 38:10
64. Laura Smith 38:24
73. Pamela Manley 39:30

USATF TEAM RESULTS
1. Adidas McMillan Elite = 1:41:21
2. New Balance Silicon Valley = 1:41:34
3. New Balance Boston = 1:45:57
4. Greater Boston Track Club = 1:47:09
5. Boston Athletic Association = 1:47:10
Heather Cappello 33:58, Brielle Chabot 35:02, Carly Shea 38:10, (Laura Smith 38:24)

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B.A.A. Moment 4

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.