Photo: B.A.A./Kevin Morris
Trevor Dunbar earns his second B.A.A. Mayor’s Cup Cross Country title.
The B.A.A. Men’s Cross Country teams looked sharp on their home course at Franklin Park in Boston for the 28th running of the Mayor’s Cup Cross Country Championships with B.A.A.’s Trevor Dunbar (pictured) winning the Open 8K race for the second time. First as a Nike athlete, Dunbar won the 2015 race in 23:17. Now competing for the B.A.A. as a new addition to the High Performance team coached by Ricardo Santos, Dunbar returned to the familiar course to earn his second Mayor’s Cup title finishing first in 23:53. It was the second B.A.A. athlete to win the Mayor’s Cup Men’s championship race in the 28 year history of the event with the previous B.A.A. athlete Jarrod Shoemaker winning in 2005. Dunbar stayed in the lead pack through much of the race until the final climb over Bear Cage hill with a half mile to go where he made a move to separate from the pack. With one more push in the final 200m, Dunbar was clear of the competition and on his way to his second title. The B.A.A. Men’s Open team placed second overall in a battle with the Tracksmith Hare AC led by 4th place finisher Louis Serafini. Alex Fitzgerald finished next for the B.A.A. in 20th place in 25:35 with Connor Reck third for the B.A.A. team finishing in 25:42 in 24th place. Brad Mish finished in 27th in 25:46 with new B.A.A. athlete Phil Royer as the 5th scorer for the team in 26:10 good for 36th place. B.A.A.’s Matt Carter was the top finisher for the Masters Men finishing 60th in 27:00 and Peter Hammer was the first 50+ finisher placing 66th in 27:07.
In the Franklin Park 5k, B.A.A.’s John Murray took the early lead and never relented winning outright in 15:38 and leading the B.A.A. to repeat as team champions. With three to score, the B.A.A. hit a perfect score of 6 points with Aaron Price finishing 3rd overall in 16:38 and Mike Galoob placing 4th overall in 16:44. Seventeen year old Reilly Johnston running attached was second overall in 16:26. Andy Gardiner was the top 50+ finisher placing 6th overall in 17:10.
In the Women’s Open 5k race, new B.A.A. athlete Hannah Rowe was the solo finisher for the B.A.A. placing 24th overall in 18:34.
Next up for B.A.A. cross country runners is the USATF New England X-C Championships at Franklin Park on Sunday, November 4th.
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