Dan Hocking and Brielle Chabot Win USATF New England 5k Road Titles

01 OCT 2012
Dan Hocking and Brielle Chabot Win USATF New England 5k Road Titles
The B.A.A. men's open team won the penultimate race of the 2012 USATF New England Grand Prix Series at the Jack Kerouac 5k in Lowell, MA on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Led by Daniel Hocking and Eric Ashe, the team outpaced the runner-up by almost a minute and a half. The duo took the top two spots and put the team on solid footing. Ryan McCalmon was the third B.A.A. runner in seventh place overall. Chris Magill and Dave Brown rounded out the scoring and secured the win.

Brielle Chabot, who has been focusing her racing on some of the longer distances recently, dropped down to the 5k distance and easily outpaced the rest of the women's field to claim her first USATF New England road title. Chabot who raced at the U.S. 20k Championships last month, is preparing for the Tufts 10k next week and the Cape Cod Half Marathon at the end of the October.

The Men's Master's Team also had a strong showing, taking fourth place. Wayne Levy who was leading the 45-49 age division of the 2012 USATF New England Grand Prix, ran 16:30, just ahead of Chris Lawrence who came across in 16:31. Bill Riley and Harry Carter went 1-2 in the 70+ division.

The final race of the 2012 series is the Cape Cod Marathon on Sunday, October 28, 2012.

RESULTS
1. Daniel Hocking 14:46
2. Eric Ashe 14:47
7. Ryan McCalmon 15:22
16. Chris Magill 15:41
33. Dave Brown 16:01
54. Wayne Levy 16:30
55. Christopher Lawrence 16:31
85. Brielle Chabot 17:10 Women's Champion
106. Michael McGrane 17:47
116. Lindsay Willard 17:57
121. Kristin Murphy 18:08
135. Andrew Gordon 18:25
156. Kyle Bowers 18:58
160. Ginger Reiner 19:09
161. James Wilson 19:05
254. William Riley 20:58
350. Harry Carter 23:07

Team Results:
Men's Open
1. Boston Athletic Association = 1:16:37
DANIEL HOCKING 14:46, ERIC ASHE 14:47, RYAN MCCALMON 15:22, CHRIS MAGILL 15:41, DAVE BROWN 16:01, (WAYNE LEVY 16:30, CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE 16:31
2. Central Mass Striders = 1:18:03
3. Whirlaway Racing Team = 1:18:14

Men's Masters
1. Whirlaway Racing Team = 1:21:32
2. Central Mass Striders = 1:23:14
3. Somerville Road Runners = 1:26:36
4. Boston Athletic Association = 1:28:23
WAYNE LEVY 16:30, CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE 16:31, MICHAEL MCGRANE 17:49, ANDREW GORDON 18:30, KYLE BOWERS 19:03, (JAMES WILSON 19:11, HARRY CARTER 23:13)

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Click here for USATF New England Grand Prix Standings.


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.