May 14, 2019 Comments Off on B.A.A. Athletes Race to Top Finishes at the B.A.A. 5K Featured, News

B.A.A. Athletes Race to Top Finishes at the B.A.A. 5K

B.A.A.’s Jacob Thomson and Elaina Tabb place high at the B.A.A. 5K.

With four B.A.A. 5k titles to his name, Ben True returned to Boston looking for number five. In a repeat performance of 2018, it was again Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia outsprinting True and USA’s Justin Night to win in 13:42, the exact finish time of 2018. True finished 2nd again just two seconds back of Gebrhiwet and two seconds ahead of Knight. In the women’s race, it was Violah Lagat of Kenya taking the win in 15:29 ahead of Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia in 15:35 with USA’s Kim Conley in third place in 15:36.

The B.A.A. High Performance athletes posted solid times with a couple top ten finishes. Jacob Thomson was 6th overall dipping under 14 minutes in 13:58. Trevor Dunbar finished in 11th overall in 14:11. On the women’s side, the B.A.A. had three in the top ten with Elaina Tabb leading the way with a 5th place finish in 15:38, Erika Kemp in 6th place in 15:45 and Dana Giordano in 9th in 16:03.

The B.A.A. Running Club had 25 athletes competing in the 5K with many hitting new personal best times and top finishes. Leading the B.A.A. Men was Alex Fitzgerald in 28th place finishing in 15:31 with Billy Looney on his heels in 31st place in a time of 15:35 and Michael Reher finishing in 15:37 in 34th place. For the B.A.A.

Racing Team women, Allie Hackett was 17th in the women’s field finish-ing with a new road PR in 16:50 followed by her sister Michaela Hackett in 19th with a time of 17:01, also a new 5k PR. There were many more strong performances by the B.A.A. athletes on a wet start to the Boston Marathon weekend of weather stories!

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