B.A.A. Racing Team

B.A.A. Racing Team

 

ABOUT THE RACING TEAM

The B.A.A. Racing Team represents top regional runners and U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers who seek to achieve success while balancing work, graduate studies and/or family life. The Racing Team often competes at national and regional club championships.

QUALIFYING STANDARDS

The B.A.A. Racing Team program has the following performance qualifying standards to be considered for the team and the benefits program. The athlete performances are reviewed annually. Recent performances are part of the consideration for the Racing Team athlete benefit offering.  

TRACK MEN WOMEN
800m 1:50.50 2:08.50
1,500m 3:53 4:28
Mile 4:08 4:43
3,000m 8:15 9:30
5,000m 14:20 16:30
10,000m 29:30 34:00

 

ROAD MEN WOMEN
5K 14:35 16:40
10K 30:15 34:30
Half Marathon 1:07:00 1:16:30
Marathon 2:19:00 2:43:00
Learn about the Racing Team members

 

Christopher Allen 

College: Harvard University 
Hometown: Norfolk, MA 
Residence: Norfolk, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor Mile: 4:14 | 5000m: 14:26 | 10K: 29:54 | Half Marathon: 1:06:37 | Marathon: 2:23:48 
Favorite place to run around New England: Trails in Lincoln and Concord 
Favorite Race Distance: Half Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2016 

Lauren Ames 

College: St. Lawrence University
Hometown: Rodman, MA 
Residence: Southborough, MA
Personal Bests: 
Marathon: 2:43:48 | Half Marathon: 1:18:30 | 10K: 36:30 | 5K: 17:21
Favorite place to run around New England: Boston Marathon Course!
Favorite Race Distance: Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2021

Nicole Borofski 

College: Stonehill College 
Hometown: Plymouth, MA 
Residence: Revere, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor Mile: 4:47 | Indoor 3000m: 9:41 | 800m: 2:13 | 1500m: 4:26 | 3000m Steeplechase: 10:09 | 5000m: 16:55 | 10K: 38:22 
Favorite place to run around New England: Charles River or the Comm Ave stretch of the Boston Marathon 
Favorite race distance: 3000m Steeplechase 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2018 

Karolyn Bowley

College: Rhode Island College (Bachelors and Masters)
Hometown: Newport, Rhode Island
Residence: Middletown, Rhode Island
Personal Bests: 
Marathon: 2:50:41 (2019) | Half Marathon: 1:18:36 (2022) | 10K: 36:44 (2019) | W50-54 American Track Records: 1500m Outdoor 4:47:71 | 3000m Indoor: 10:11:03 | Mile Indoor: 5:08:51 | 1500 Indoor 4:49:38
Favorite place to run around New England: The Ocean Drive Newport, Rhode Island
Favorite race distance: Half Marathon
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2017

Ashley Busa

College: University of New Hampshire
Hometown: Concord, MA
Residence: Portsmouth, NH
Personal Bests: 
Marathon: 2:47:11 | 5K: 17:51 | 10K: 37:17 | 10M: 1:00:45
Favorite place to run around New England: Battle Road Trail or Rockingham Rail Trail (Southern, NH)
Favorite race distance: Marathon
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2018

Heather Cappello 

College: Providence College 
Hometown: Pendleton, NY 
Residence: Arlington, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor Mile: 4:46 | Indoor 3000m: 9:22 | Indoor 5000m: 16:34 | 10K: 33:32 | 15K: 50:55 | 10 Miles: 54:40 | 20K: 1:10:19 | 25K: 1:28:07 | Half Marathon: 1:13:07 | Marathon: 2:40:58 
Favorite place to run around New England: Minuteman Bike Trail 
Favorite Race Distance: Half Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2003 

Rachel Coogan 

College: Wellesley College 
Hometown: Somerset, MA 
Residence: Providence, RI 
Personal Bests: 
5K: 17:12 | 5M: 28:32 | 10M: 59:54 | 10K: 38:23 | 15K: 55:08 | Half Marathon: 1:17:39 | Marathon: 2:37:36
Favorite place to run around New England: The Charles River & East Bay Bike Path
Favorite race distance: Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2015 

George Degen

College: Carnegie Mellon University
Hometown: Madison, WI
Residence: Cambridge, MA
Personal Bests: 
3K (Indoor): 8:22 | 5K: 14:45 | 10K: 30:13 | Half Marathon: 1:09 | Marathon: 2:27
Favorite place to run around New England: Somerville Greenway to Fresh Pond
Favorite race distance: Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2021

Alex Fitzgerald 

College: Lehigh University 
Hometown: East Setauket, NY 
Residence: Cambridge, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor Mile: 4:16 | Indoor 3000m: 8:28 | 5000m: 14:29 | 10,000m: 30:17 
Favorite place to run around New England: Middlesex Fells Reservation and the Mystic Lakes 
Favorite race distance: 10,000m 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2018 

Evan Gates 

College: Carnegie Mellon University 
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Residence: Cambridge, MA 
Personal Bests: 
8k: 24:56 | 10k: 31:22 | 10 Mile: 51:30 | Half Marathon: 66:12 | Marathon: 2:39:17
Favorite place to run around New England: The Charles River
Favorite race distance: Half Marathon
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2020 

Jacqueline Gaughan

College: University of Notre Dame
Hometown: Exeter, NH
Residence: Boston, MA 
Personal Bests: 
5K: 15:52 | 10K: 33:09
Favorite place to run around New England: Castle Island
Favorite race distance: 10K but the longer the better!
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2022

Allie Hackett 

College: Abilene Christian University 
Hometown: Cranston, RI 
Residence: Boston, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor Mile: 4:46.54 | Indoor 3000m: 9:33.83 | Indoor 5000m: 16:10.65 | 5,000m: 16:03.83 | 10,000m: 33:43.02 | 10 Mile: 57:56 | 6K Cross Country: 19:50.2 | Half Marathon: 1:16:03 | Marathon: 2:42:48 
Favorite place to run around New England: East Bay Bike Path in Providence, RI 
Favorite race distance: 10K 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2018 

Liam Hackett 

College: Harvard University
Hometown: Katonah, NY
Residence: Brighton, MA 
Personal Bests: 
800 (Track): 1:55.01 | 1000 (Track): 2:30.80 | 1600 (Track): 4:20.96 | 3K (Track): 8:34.58 | 8K (XC): 26:13 | Half-Marathon (Road): 1:11.25 | Marathon (Road): 2:49:46
Favorite place to run around New England: Manchester-by-the-Sea to Gloucester
Favorite race distance: Mile
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2019

Brian Harvey 

College: Carnegie Mellon University 
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD 
Residence: Belmont, MA 
Personal Bests: 
1500m: 3:45.59 | 3000m: 7:59.76 | 5000m: 14:10.67 | 5K: 14:00 | 10,000m: 29:39.78 | 10K: 29:50 | 15K: 46:16 | Half Marathon: 1:04:44 | Marathon: 2:17:05 
Favorite place to run around New England: Harvard Stadium loops
Favorite race distance: Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2009 

Courtney Hawkins

College: University of Rhode Island
Hometown: Milford, NH
Residence: Arlington, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Marathon: 2:47:00
Favorite place to run around New England: Acadia National Park
Favorite race distance: Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2021

Rachel Hyland 

College: Williams College 
Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL
Residence: Belmont, MA 
Personal Bests: 
1500m: 4:42 | Mile: 4:55 | Indoor 3000m: 9:40.56 | 3000m: 9:46.7 | Indoor 5000m: 16:33.2 | 3K: 9:40 | 5K: 16:05 | 10K: 33:49 | Half Marathon: 1:15:20 | Marathon: 2:34:40
Favorite place to run around New England: I love running on the Charles River, but my most beautiful runs have been in the mountains! Mammoth Lakes, CA or Colorado
Favorite race distance: Marathon and 10K
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2011 

Ryan Irwin

College: Mississippi State University
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Residence: Newton, MA
Personal Bests: 
800m: 1:51.01 | 1500m: 3:54 | 5K: 14:58 | 10K: 31:25 | Half Marathon: 1:08:44
Favorite place to run around New England: The Charles River
Favorite race distance: 5M
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2021 

Josh Kalapos

College: Carnegie Mellon University
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Residence: Somerille, MA
Personal Bests: 
3K: 8:29 | 5K: 14:33 | Half Marathon: 1:06:22 | Marathon: 2:27:02
Favorite place to run around New England: Charles upriver from JFK Bridge
Favorite race distance: Marathon
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2022

Zach Lefever

College: University of Pittsburgh / UMass Amherst
Hometown: Ephrata, PA
Residence: Sunderland, MA
Personal Bests: 
8K (XC): 24:05 | 5K: 14:20 | 3K Steeple: 8:49 | 3K: 8:10 | Mile: 4:08
Favorite place to run around New England: Western MA, Green River Road to be exact
Favorite race distance: 3K/5K
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2022

Erik Linden

College: Boston College
Hometown: Dover, MA
Residence: Boston, MA
Personal Bests: 
1500m: 3:37 | Mile: 4:05
Favorite place to run around New England: Copenhagen Lakes
Favorite race distance: 1500m/Mile
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2022

Tim McGowan 

College: Penn State University 
Hometown: Northport, NY 
Residence: Brighton, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Mile: 4:03 | 5000m: 13:46 | 10,000m: 28:53 | Indoor Mile: 4:04 | Indoor 3000m: 7:56 | Indoor 5000m: 13:46 
Favorite place to run around New England: Battle Road Trail 
Favorite race distance: 5000m and Mile 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2020 

Hannah Rowe 

College: Dartmouth College 
Hometown: Saint Johnsbury, VT 
Residence: Boston, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor Mile: 5:10 | Indoor 3000m: 9:53 | Indoor 5000m: 17:08 | 1500m: 4:38 | 3000m: 10:02 | 5000m: 16:54 | 10,000m: 35:31 | 5K: 17:35 | 10K: 37:06 | 10 Mile: 59:28 | Half Marathon: 1:20:21 | Marathon: 2:44:26 
Favorite place to run around New England: Harborwalk in Seaport 
Favorite race distance: 10 Mile 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2018 

Philip Royer 

College: Dartmouth College 
Hometown: Portsmouth, RI 
Residence: Boston, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor 3000m: 8:06 | Indoor 5000m: 14:07 | 1500m: 3:52 | 3000m Steeplechase: 8:59 | 5000m: 14:10 | 10,000m: 29:59 | 10K: 31:26 | 10 Mile: 51:35 | Marathon: 2:29:32 
Favorite place to run around New England: Beaver Brook North Reservation 
Favorite race distance: 5000m 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2018 

Alex Taylor 

College: Virginia Tech 
Hometown: Woodbridge, VA 
Residence: Lincoln, MA 
Personal Bests: 
Indoor 5000m: 14:31.44 | 5 mile: 24:32 | Marathon: 2:17:08 
Favorite place to run around New England: Trails in Lincoln and Concord 
Favorite race distance: Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2011 

Thomas Toth

College: Cameron University
Hometown: Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
Residence: Plaistow, NH 
Personal Bests: 
Half Marathon: 64:07 | Marathon: 2:16:26
Favorite place to run around New England: Acton Rail Trail 
Favorite race distance: Half Marathon 
B.A.A. Team Member Since: 2020