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B.A.A. Athletes Shine on a Sunny Day at B.A.A.10K

Katie Matthews places 7th and Brad Mish finished in 13th

The seventh annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, kicked off the summer racing season in Boston with over 8,000 runners starting at Boston Common. In a repeat performance of 2016, Kenya’s Daniel Chebii took control of the race in the final kilometer to win in 27:58, ahead of former B.A.A. 10K winner Stephen Sambu and Ethiopia’s Teshome Mekonen. USA’s Dathan Ritzenhein returned to Boston for the 10K race, leading the men’s field through the half way point before dropping to place 4th again this year. A familiar race on the streets of Boston, 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi made his final racing appearance for the B.A.A. before his retirement from racing at the NYC Marathon in November. Meb placed 15th overall, winning the Masters division. In true Meb fashion, he quickly recovered from his race and stayed at the finish line to welcome in the 10K runners giving high fives to the finishers as the crossed the line.

The B.A.A. women had a great day despite the warm racing conditions with six athletes all finishing under 38 minutes. The B.A.A. women were led by Katie Matthews who notched a top ten placing by finishing in 7th overall with a time of 33:28. Next in for the B.A.A. women were training partners Margo Malone in 12th (36:08) and Katie Kellner in 13th (36:25). Also placing high for the women were Kaela O’Neil (16th/36:54), Rachel Coogan (18th/37:09) and new B.A.A. team member Lauren Philbrook (19th /37:14).

For the B.A.A. men, Brad Mish was the top performer of the day placing 13th overall in 31:20. Peter Gilmore and Bo Waggoner were the next B.A.A. men to finish in 20th and 22nd respectively in 32:09 and 33:14. Matt Herman finished runner-up in the men’s masters category with a time of 35:00. Chris Lawrence won the 50-54 age group in 36:52, while Dennis Herman won the 70-74 category finishing in 49:10. Harry Carter placed first in the 80+ age category in 53:49.

The B.A.A. 10K is the second race of the 2017 B.A.A. Distance Medley. In the age-group rankings after two events the team has several members in the top three in their respective age groups. Andy MacDonald (55-59) and Anthony Cellucci (80+) are both in first place after both races; Mae Shoemaker is currently in second place (60-64), while Katsuhiro Togami is in third place (35-39). The final event of the B.A.A. Distance Medley is the B.A.A. Half Marathon on October 8th at Franklin Park in Boston.

Congrats to all of the B.A.A. runners on their races at the 2017 B.A.A. 10K!

For complete results from the event, click below:

SEE RESULTS

B.A.A. Running Club Results:

16. Brad Mish 31:20
24. Peter Gilmore 32:09
22. Bo Waggoner 33:14
30. Katie Matthews 33:28
39. Chris Benestad 34:36 (2nd 35-39)
46. Matt Herman 35:00 (2nd 40-44)
60. Margo Malone 36:08 (3rd 20-24)
64. Katie Kellner 36:25
73. JP Gerald 36:49
74. Christopher Lawrence 36:52 (1st 50-54)
75. Kaela O’Neil 36:54 (2nd 35-39)
81. Rachel Coogan 37:09
83. Lauren Philbrook 37:19 (3rd 30-34)
97. Bastien Martini 37:45
98. Paul Davies 37:48 (2nd 50-54)
112. Katsuhiro Togami 38:04
127. Kevin Hill 38:43
146. Melissa Henry 39:08
177. Kate Roberts 39:37 (3rd 35-39)
230. Andy MacDonald 40:42
274. Benjamin Krass 41:30
362. Jamie Wilson 42:45 (3rd 60-64)
473. Thorsten Emig 44:04
693. Bernie O’Reilly 45:50
869. Steve Liakos 47:14
1240. Dennis Herman 49:10 (1st 70-74)
1846. Mae Shoemaker 52:07
2261. Harry Carter 53:49 (1st 80+)
8077. Anthony Cellucci 1:42:03 (2nd 80+)

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