B.A.A.’s High Performance Team Earn Top Finishes at the Falmouth Road Race

18 AUG 2014
B.A.A.’s High Performance Team Earn Top Finishes at the Falmouth Road Race

The B.A.A.’s High Performance Team placed high at the 42nd running of the Falmouth Road Race under sunny skies and warmer than forecasted race conditions. Katie Matthews led a trio of B.A.A. women with a top ten finish placing 9th overall (4th US) in 37:51 followed by 2003 Falmouth Road Race Champion Jen Rhines in 11th overall (6th US) in 38:12. Jen is still comfortable at the top of the podium in her new uniform and age category winning the women’s Masters division easily. New teammate, Elaina Balouris in her debut race as a Unicorn, finished 13th overall (8th US) in 38:27.

Samuel Alexander was the top performer for the B.A.A. men placing 18th overall (15th US) in 35:38 and Chris Magill was 44th overall in 38:27 with a 2nd place podium finish in the men’s Masters division. On the women’s side, Hilary Dione was the top B.A.A. women’s racing team performer placing 17th overall in her first Falmouth Road Race with a time of 40:30 and Mimi Fallon was 25th overall in 44:01 also scoring a podium finish as 3rd Masters for the women.

There were many more fine individual performances from the B.A.A. Unicorns on a day that shined for everyone. The early forecast called for cooler temps with a chance of showers, but the morning sun baked many along the coastal course slowing the pace as the race progressed. Congrats to all who raced the Falmouth 7 miler this weekend and enjoy the final days of summer running!

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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.