Women's Open, Men's Masters Teams Take Titles at USATF New England 30k Championship

29 SEP 2013
Women's Open, Men's Masters Teams Take Titles at USATF New England 30k Championship
The race started in a dense fog, but by the time it had lifted, the B.A.A. Women's Open and Men's Masters squads had emerged with two victories at the USATF New England Grand Prix Championship, hosted by the Nahant 30k in Nahant, MA on Sunday, September 29, 2013. The biggest challenge of the day proved to be travel to the coastline after a heavy fog blanketed much of Eastern Masachusetts. Once on the line, the cloud cover became an asset as much of the race was contested along a bike path winding it's way through the Nahant peninsula. The cool temperatures and lack of wind also worked to the runners' advantage.

Craig McMahon was the top B.A.A. scorer in 7th place overall. In the women's race, Kasie Enman moved up throughout the race to eventually finish in third. Enman combined with Laura Brustolon and Amanda Watters to bring home the championship trophy for the B.A.A.

The men's masters celebrated a victory of their own with Chris Magill, Chris Lawrence and Wayne Levy all contributing to the win by finishing in the top twenty-five. Magill was the second B.A.A. finisher and therefore also scored as a part of the men's open team. In the 50+ race, the trio of Pat Stumbras, Joe Kaiser and Andy MacDonald had a solid third-place showing.

The Nahant 30k was the first time since 1997 that a USATF New England Grand Prix Championship has been contested at a distance between the half-marathon and the marathon. Scoring for the event consisted of the top three finishers rather than top five. The final race in the 2013 USATF New England Series is the Manchester City Marathon in Manchester, NH on Sunday, November 3, 2013. The 2014 USATF Grand Prix Series will be put to vote in December.

RESULTS
7 . Craig McMahon 1:45:29
17 . Chris Magill 1:49:39
21 . Alex Hall 1:52:23
22 . Christopher Lawrence 1:52:26
23 . Wayne Levy 1:53:16
34 . Anthony Crudale 1:55:32
36 . Ben Schersten 1:56:54
48 . Lindsay Smith 1:58:16
65 . Matthew Simonson 2:02:56
66 . Kasie Enman 2:03:16
69 . Paul Davies 2:04:29
70 . Laura Brustolon 2:04:18
71 . Patrick Stumbras 2:04:43
72 . Michael McGrane 2:04:54
88 . Alexander Kolb 2:08:23
91 . Joe Kaiser 2:08:51
97 . Andy MacDonald 2:09:51
98 . Brian Foley 2:10:17
103 . Mark Bell 2:12:29
106 . Jacquelyn Steinhouse 2:13:16
112 . Amanda Watters 2:14:29
113 . Ann Ryan 2:14:35
114 . Pamela Manley 2:14:58
118 . Donald Kerivan 2:16:46
303 . Barbara Bell 2:59:50

WOMENS OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION = 6:21:23
Kasie Enman 2:03:23, Laura Brustolon 2:04:37, Amanda Watters 2:14:46, (Ann Ryan 2:14:48), (Pamela Manley 2:15:16)
2. SISU PROJECT = 6:27:45
3. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM = 6:34:18

MEN'S MASTERS TEAM RESULTS
1. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION = 5:35:25
Chris Magill 1:49:40, Christopher Lawrence 1:52:27 , Wayne Levy 1:53:18, (Paul Davies 2:04:33), (Patrick Stumbras 2:04:47)
2. CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS = 5:38:17
3. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM = 5:44:29

MEN'S SENIOR TEAM RESULTS
1. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM = 5:52:26
2. GREATER LOWELL ROAD RUNNERS = 6:15:32
3. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION = 6:23:42
Patrick Stumbras 2:04:47, Joe Kaiser 2:08:56, Andy MacDonald 2:09:51, (Donald Kerivan 2:17:00)

MENS OPEN TEAM RESULTS
1. CENTRAL MASS STRIDERS = 5:10:05
2. TEAM RUN= 5:17:57
3. GREATER BOSTON TRACK CLUB = 5:18:32
4. WHIRLAWAY RACING TEAM = 5:21:51
5. BOSTON ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION = 5:27:35
Craig McMahon 1:45:29, Chris Magill 1:49:40, Alex Hall 1:52:26, (Christopher Lawrence 1:52:27),(Wayne Levy 1:53:18)

For complete results of the Nahant 30k, visit the event website.

Go to the USATFNE Grand Prix page to see the current standings.

B.A.A. Moment 8

1966 - Bobbi Gibb

Although not an official entrant, Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. Joining the starting field shortly after the gun had been fired, Gibb finished the race in 3:21:40 to place 126th overall. Gibb again claimed the “unofficial” title in 1967 and 1968.