Tim Ritchie, B.A.A. Men Crowned New England 5-Mile Champions
With three finishers in the top ten and some strong front running by Tim Ritchie
, the B.A.A. Men's Open Team defended their USATF New England Grand Prix 5-Mile Championship, hosted by the Carver Cranberry 5 Mile in Carver, MA on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Ritchie was the individual champion, using his sub-4 minute mile speed to gap the runner-up in the final stretch. Carver is Ritchie's second USATF New England Grand Prix title in 2013. He also took home top honors at the 5k championship last month at the Hollis 5k, and led the men's team to the top of the podium.
In between New England road championships, Ritchie highlighted his successful road racing season by running 1:02:29 and placing fourth at the USA Half Marathon Championship, hosted by Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, MN on Saturday, June 22nd. At that race, Ritchie tested his mettle against Olympians, finishing just seven seconds behind Meb Keflezighi and some 20 seconds ahead of Abdi Abdirahman.
For the second consecutive year at Carver, Colman Hatton
was the second runner across the line for the B.A.A., placing 6th overall. Jared Markowitz
was the third B.A.A. runner to finish in the top ten, placing 10th in 25:18. Rounding out the scoring for the club were Brad Mish
and David Bedoya
who placed 16th and 23rd respectively.
In the women's race, Carly Shea
ran a personal best of 28:43 to claim the runner-up spot. Also racing well was 2012 USATF Grand Prix Champion (M45-49), Wayne Levy
who was fifth overall in his division.
Carver was the fourth race in the 2013 seven-race series. The next championship will be contested at the Lone Gull 10k in Gloucester, MA on September 15th. The final two races are the Nahant 30k in Nahant, MA on September 30th and the Manchester City Marathon in Manchester, NH on November 3rd.
1. Timothy Ritchie 23:59
6. Colman Hatton 24:37
10. Jared Markowitz 25:18
16. Brad Mish 25:36
23. David Bedoya 26:07
30. Ian Nurse 26:41
35. Peter Najem 26:52
47. Dave Brooks 27:15
48. Wayne Levy 27:16
63. Jason Reilly 27:46
73. Matthew Herman 28:01
76. Chris Magill 28:07
79. Christopher Lawrence 28:09
89. Carly Shea 28:43
90. Brian Murphy 28:43
107. Anthony Crudale 29:26
112. Bastien Martini 29:34
116. Kevin Hill 29:40
118. Paul Davies 29:54
142. Laura Brustolon 30:55
149. Kevin Grant 31:17
155. Amanda Allen 31:32
221. Christopher Ashe 34:27
291. John Stuart 37:47
359. Dennis Herman 41:54
1. Boston Athletic Association 2:05:37
Timothy Ritchie 23:59; Colman Hatton 24:37, Jared Markowitz 25:18; Brad Mish 25:36; David Bedoya 26:07; (Ian Nurse 26:41; Peter Najem 26:52)
2. Team Run 2:07:36
3. Whirlaway 2:08:34
For Carver Cranberry 5-Mile results, click here.
Go to the USATFNE Grand Prix
page to see the current standings.