The B.A.A. Celebrates the 118th Boston Marathon with Team Victories

21 APR 2014
The B.A.A. Celebrates the 118th Boston Marathon with Team Victories
Fifty-three weeks and one extremely cold and inconveniently snowy winter later, the B.A.A. teams returned to the Boston Marathon determined to make the day eventful. And eventful it was as the men's open team returned to the top of the podium for the fourth consecutive year posting the second-fastest time in team history. The 2014 team missed the team record, set in 2011, by a mere 2 seconds. Led by Brian Harvey's 11-minute PB in only his second marathon and his first Boston, the men bettered the closest competitor by some 15 minutes. Eric Ashe and Alex Taylor contributed to the team victory with their 2:21:41 and 2:23:21 respectively.

The men's open team was joined in victory by the men's master's team who, after a runner-up finish last year, stepped back up to claim the gold. For the second time in three years, Peter Hammer finished in the runner-up position in his age category. Patrick Callahan and Wayne Levy rounded out the team which also boasted a significant margin of victory, finishing 10 minutes ahead of second-place. The trio also combined for a new master's team record, besting the 8:02:08 set in the 2013 race.

The women's open team took their place on the podium with their second-consecutive runner-up finish led by another Hilary Dionne PB. Dionne, who came into the race boasting a 2:39, dropped 4 minutes to cross the line in 2:35:08. Amanda Allen and Ravenna Neville who also recorded personal best performances, ensured that the women added to the B.A.A. trophy case. The women's master's team, comprised of Cathi Campbell, Lisa Danielson, and Cathy Lifschultz placed 20th overall.

The B.A.A. had 100 finishers with six men and four women finishing in the top 100 in their gender. In the overall field, 40% of B.A.A. runners finished in the top 5% with 2/3rds finishing in the top 10 percent.

Next up on the racing schedule is the James Joyce Ramble, this Sunday, April 27th in Dedham, MA. The race will again serve as the host of the USATF Master's 10k Championship. In June, the club will return to action in the USATF New England Grand Prix. The Ribfest 5 Mile in Manchester, NH will host the 5-mile championship on Sunday, June 15th.

2014 Boston Marathon Results:

MEN
26 . Brian C. Harvey 2:20:31
36 . Eric Ashe 2:21:41
41 . Alex J. Taylor 2:23:21
52 . Ian Nurse 2:25:37
54 . Jonathan E. Baker 2:25:42
96 . Brad Mish 2:30:04
112 . David Bedoya 2:31:19
135 . Nils Schallner 2:32:53
137 . Peter E. Hammer 2:33:02
157. Brian Hughes 2:34:11
200 . Louis Raffetto 2:35:39
213 . Roger Donaghy 2:36:17
217 . Ryan D. McCalmon 2:36:25
221 . Brendan D. Prindiville 2:36:44
234 . Sean P. Hyland 2:37:11
256 . Patrick Callahan 2:37:53
263 . Jason T. Reilly 2:38:07
278. Felix Moser 2:38:34
286 . Ben Schersten 2:38:45
307 . David Chorney 2:39:14
324 . Kenneth Wedel 2:39:37
338 . Alex Hall 2:39:54
411. Brian Benestad 2:41:45
472 . Kevin Bolger 2:43:01
517 . Wayne A. Levy 2:43:50
534 . Matthew D. Simonson 2:44:10
567 . Craig T. McMahon 2:44:39
828 . David M. Moyer 2:48:31
6076 . Cathryn Chviruk 3:18:33
876 . Paul Ryan 2:49:00
1105 . Nick Cunkelman 2:51:41
1272 . Christopher Benestad 2:53:20
1312 . Adam J. Sulkowski 2:53:37
1315 . John S. Barrett 2:53:39
1433 . Shamus Brady 2:54:34
1484 . Anthony M. Crudale 2:54:58
1535 . Aaron M. Price 2:55:19
1688 . Kevin P. Hill 2:56:30
1748 . Ryan Davenport 2:56:52
1791 . Paul D. Morrison 2:57:06
1901 . Alexander Kolb 2:57:43
2133 . Chris George 2:58:58
2230 . Mark Larosa 2:59:21
2285 . Jon S. Schoenberg 2:59:35
2287 . Stephen G. Masterson 2:59:36
2398 . David E. Consigli 3:00:11
2694 . Dave Brooks 3:02:01
10560 . Lisa L. Danielson 3:34:04
2919 . Adam Manewell 3:03:22
2928 . Ross S. Tucker 3:03:25
3298 . Lindsay Smith 3:05:28
3345 . Michael McGrane 3:05:46
3782 . Brian P. Murphy 3:08:14
4266 . Mark A. Bell 3:10:34
4580 . David J. Nerrow, Jr. 3:12:09
4727 . Andy MacDonald 3:12:41
5093 . Christopher J. Marshall 3:14:15
5858. Marnix J. Reijenga 3:17:42
6074 . James M. Wilson 3:18:33
6747 . Craig Macfarlane 3:21:13
7128 . Kyle Bowers 3:22:38
7172 . Brian J. Foley 3:22:47
7389 . Joseph A. Kaiser, Jr. 3:23:33
8451 . James Ellis 3:27:16
9354 . Gregory Lowe 3:30:02
9458 . Jason Burke 3:30:23
10085 . Jim Thompson 3:32:33
12826 . Jesus Z. Estrada 3:41:21
12898 . Daniel H. Schaffer 3:41:35
15220 . David N. Rein 3:49:45
15733 . Scott B. Nanfelt 3:51:33
19280 . Donald M. Kerivan 4:05:53
22801 . Scott Lennox 4:26:02
30875 . Mark A. Monti 5:57:50

WOMEN:
23 . Hilary K. Dionne 2:35:08
57 . Katie Misuraca 2:51:50
80 . Amanda Allen 2:54:42
93 . Ravenna Neville 2:56:20
119 . Colleen C. Barry 2:59:08
169 . Emily A. D'Addario 3:03:04
172 . Lindsay A. Willard 3:03:08
212 . Lauren Meyer 3:04:55
232 . Laura Brustolon 3:05:30
254 . Cathi Campbell 3:06:26
264 . Ann M. Ryan 3:07:08
316 . Emma Spencer 3:08:51
345 . Amanda Walsh 3:09:36
449 . Jenny Donnelly 3:12:18
687 . Beth Coughlin 3:16:35
727 . Amanda Watters 3:17:21
1003 . Katharine P. Spencer 3:20:48
1168 . Katy Agule 3:22:35
1402 . Jacquelyn Cilley-Steinhouse 3:24:46
2188 . Carolyn Williams 3:30:36
4748 . Catherine A. Lifschultz 3:46:23
5181 . Karen Ringheiser 3:49:04
6302 . Mae Shoemaker 3:55:52
8060 . Kristin Schwarz 4:10:11
8627 . Carol Chaoui 4:15:36

TEAM RESULTS
Men’s Open Team:
1. Boston Athletic Association 7:05:33
Harvey, Brian 2:20:31; Ashe, Eric 2:21:41; Taylor, Alex J. 2:23:21;
2. Western Mass Distance Project 7:20:52
3. Wasatch Runners 7:26:40

Women's Open Team
1. New York Athletic Club (New York) 8:00:36
2. Boston Athletic Association (Massachusetts) 8:26:10
Dionne, Hilary 2:35:08; Allen, Amanda 2:54:42; Neville, Ravenna 2:56:20;
3. Greater Boston Track Club 8:41:58

Men’s Master’s Team:
1. Boston Athletic Association 7:54:45
Hammer, Peter 2:33:02 ; Callahan, Patrick 2:37:53; Levy, Wayne 2:43:50;
2. Southeast Runners Club (Ohio) 8:04:52
3. Somerville Road Runners (Massachusetts) 8:07:25

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.