B.A.A. Men's Open Team Wins USATF New England 5k Championship

13 JUN 2013
B.A.A. Men's Open Team Wins USATF New England 5k Championship
The Boston Athletic Association Men's Open Team took home the team title in the Hollis Fast 5k on Thursday, June 13th in Hollis, NH. In a race that lived up to its billing, the leaders took off at a blistering pace, passing the mile in 4:28. Leading the pack was Tim Ritchie, who was also the first across the line. Ritchie was one of only two competitors who broke the 14 minute mark, running 13:48, a six second victory. Crossing the line in second for the B.A.A. was Eric Ashe in 14:06, followed by Brian Harvey in 14:10; the pair were fifth and sixth respectively. They combined with Chris Magill and Sean Hyland for a two minute win over the second-place team. Magill and Mimi Fallon both took home age-group titles with Magill taking first in the 40-44 age group and Fallon claiming top honors in the 45-49 age group.Harry Carter ran an impressive 22:26 to win the rather broad 75-99 age group title.

The Hollis Fast 5k is the third race in the 2013 USATF New England Grand Prix Series, following the Amherst 10 Mile in February and the New Bedford Half Marathon in March. The next race is the Carver Cranberry 5 Mile in Carver, MA on Saturday, July 27th.

Hollis Fast 5k Results:
1. Timothy Ritchie 13:48
5. Eric Ashe 14:06
6. Brian Harvey 14:10
21. Chris Magill 14:59
24. Sean Hyland 15:01
48. Wayne Levy 15:35
65. Dave Brooks 15:48
137. Michael McGrane 17:03
158. Mimi Fallon 17:21
205. Kirstin Rudd 18:08
214. Laura Brustolon 18:13
232. Stefani Penn 18:30
241. Amanda Watters 18:40
408. John Stuart 20:53
531. Harry Carter 22:30

Men's Open Team:
1. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION = 1:12:04
Timothy Ritchie 13:48, Eric Ashe 14:06, Brian Harvey 14:10, Chris Magill 14:59, Sean Hyland 15:01, (Wayne Levy 15:35), (DAVE BROOKS 15:48)
2. Western Mass. Distance Project = 1:14:02
3. Central Mass Striders = 1:14:37

For Hollis Fast 5k results, click here..

B.A.A. Moment 1

1994 - Uta Pippig

Uta Pippig of Germany won the first of her three consecutive victories in 1994, winning in course record time.