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 6

1972 - Women Official Entrants in Marathon

Although Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1966, it was not until the 1972 Boston Marathon that women could become official entrants due to a change in AAU rules. Pictured (left to right) above are seven of the eight women who participanted in the first official women's field of the Boston Marathon - Nina Kusciak, Katherine Switzer, Elaine Pederson, Ginny Collins, Pat Barrett, Frances Morrison, Sara Mae Berman (not pictured - Valerie Rogosheske).