BAA Running Club Men Takes USATF Masters Team Championship

28 APR 2014
BAA Running Club Men Takes USATF Masters Team Championship

Members of the Boston Athletic Association's Running Club took top honors at the James Joyce Ramble & USATF Masters Championships this past weekend in Dedham, MA. Led by Peter Hammer (32:41), they finished 2nd, 5th, and 20th overall in the masters race to capture the team title with an average finishing time of 33:46 (Top three scoring). Other members of the team were Christopher Magill (32:58) and Wayne Levy, of the B.A.A. Board of Governors (35:39). Also on the team was Phil Ryan (1:07:10). Hammer and Levy came into the race fresh off the heels of their masters team title at the 2014 Boston Marathon, where they finished in 2:33:02 (137th overall) and 2:43:50 (517th overall) respectively. To see the team results from the James Joyce Ramble & USATF Masters Championships, click here.

The B.A.A. Running Club women placed second in the Master's Team Championship, with Diana Bowser (37:59, 2nd masters female, and 41st overall), Caroline Bjune (38:22, 4th masters female, and 45th overall), Mimi Fallon (40:25, 12th masters female, and 62nd overall), and Lisa Kaplan (41:18, 15th masters female, and 67th overall). Their average 10K time came to 38:56.

B.A.A. Moment 6

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.