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Results & Commentary: 1995 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1995

October 22, 1995 - As part of the Reebok USA Cross Country Grand Prix and as in 1991, the Mayor’s Cup served to preview to the US National Championship later that fall. The top teams were awarded the Squires Cup, named for legendary Boston running coach William J. Squires, who conceived the idea for the Mayor’s Cup cross country races in 1990 along with Boston Parks and Recreation and USA Track & Field-New England.

In the men’s team competition, the NAIA’s Life College, of Georgia, won thus beginning a long run of annual attendance – and dominance – at the meet. The now defunct Boston Running Club was the victor among the women’s teams. In the individual race, Seamus McElligott, representing ASICS Fleet Feet, finished first, and in the process he established a new course record with a time of 23:09 (the previous record was 23:51). Brad Barquist, of Mizuno, followed three seconds later to secure second place in 23:12, while former Mayor’s Cup champion Abidi Bouazza was forced to settle for third (23:20).

Three-time world cross country champion Lynn Jennings, of Nike International, defended her title in 16:20 on a new course used for the Mayor’s Cup. Joan Nesbit took second in 16:29. Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, the 1993 champion, followed 19 seconds behind in 16:48 to finish third.

The meet was again sponsored by Reebok. There were 190 male and 96 female finishers.

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.