Ritchie Notches Another Top Ten Finish at New Haven

03 SEP 2013
Ritchie Notches Another Top Ten Finish at New Haven
The fall racing season officially kicked-off with the New Haven 20k in New Haven, CT on Monday, September 2nd and Tim Ritchie notched another top ten finish at a USATF National Road Championship. Moving up six places from his 2012 race, Ritchie finished 8th overall posting a 1:02:04 on a warm, humid day. In June, Ritchie took 4th in the U.S. Half Marathon Championship.

Colman Hatton also raced well in less than ideal conditions, placing 21st overall in the USATF National 20k Road Championship. His strong performance comes on the heels of his 11th-place finish at the Beach to Beacon 10k in his hometown of Cape Elizabeth, ME last month. In the women's race, Sarah Bard and Laura Brustolon both had solid performances, placing 26th and 27th respectively.

RESULTS:
8. Timothy Ritchie 1:02:04
21. Colman Hatton 1:05:09
27. Brad Mish 1:08:26
31. Jonathan Baker 1:09:40
96. Sarah Bard 1:20:25
101. Laura Brustolon 1:20:57

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B.A.A. Moment 4

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.