Ritchie, Ashe, Lead B.A.A. Men to Silver at 2012 USATF 5k Championship

17 SEP 2012
Ritchie, Ashe, Lead B.A.A. Men to Silver at 2012 USATF 5k Championship
Tim Ritchie and Eric Ashe both recorded top 20 finishes and led the men’s team to a runner-up finish at the 2012 CVS Caremark Downtown 5k on Sunday, September 16, 2012 in Providence, RI. The race again played host to the USATF National 5k Championships, attracting top road racing talent from around the country. Also posting strong results and contributing to the team effort were Samuel Alexander in 26th place, Peter Gilmore in 29th place and Chris Magill in 51st place.

The B.A.A. was also ably represented in the age group competition with Bill Riley (21:03) and Harry Carter (23:22) taking second and third in the 70+ competition.

Male USATF Team Results
1. NYAC = 1:14:02
2. BAA = 1:14:51
Timothy Ritchie 14:35, Eric Ashe 14:43, Samuel Alexander 14:54, Peter Gilmore 15:00, Chris Magill 15:39;
3. Syracuse Chargers = 1:17:45

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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).