Ryan McCalmon led team to victory with a runner-up finish.
The B.A.A. Masters Men returned to the top of the podium winning the USATF Masters 10K Team Championship at the James Joyce Ramble 10K on Sunday, April 30th in Dedham, Mass. The James Joyce Ramble 10K has hosted the USATF 10K Championships since 2013 with the B.A.A. Masters winning three of the past five years with rivals Atlanta Track Club winning in 2015 and Central Mass Striders winning in 2013. Ryan McCalmon led the Masters team to victory with a late race surge to capture second place in 32:55 behind David Angell of Roanoke Valley Elite club who won the race in 32:37. Early in the race, it was a battle upfront between Angell and Derrick Jones of Henrietta, NY. McCalmon timed his move late in the race breaking from the chase pack to move into 2nd place ahead of former winner and third place finisher Kristian Blaich from Atlanta Track Club. The B.A.A. won the team competition ahead of Atlanta Track Club with three runners placing in the top ten. Chris Magill placed 9th in 33:26 with teammate Harry Stants two seconds back in 10th in 33:28. Also racing for the B.A.A. Masters 40+ team were Matt Herman (34:28/17th) and Ryan Davenport (35:14/23rd).
In the 50+ category, Mimi Fallon was the lone B.A.A. women’s competitor placing 8th in the women’s race and 3rd in the 50-54 age-group finishing in 39:07. For the B.A.A. Men’s 50+ division, Chris Lawrence led the team with a 24th overall place in 35:31. Also competing for the B.A.A. Seniors were Andy MacDonald (80th/39:42), Peter DeCambre (119th/43:22) and Kevin Grant (149th/46:18). In the 70+ category, Dennis Herman competed finishing in 49:30 and in the 80+ category Harry Carter competed finishing in 53:14, placing 2nd in that age-group. The B.A.A. 50+ Masters Men finished 6th overall in the team competition.
In the James Joyce Ramble 10K, B.A.A.’s Brian Harvey, Eric Ashe, and Peter Gilmore all placed in the top ten in the open race with all three having raced the Boston Marathon just two weeks earlier. In a repeat performance of the 2016 race, Brian Harvey won the 10K race in 30:51 ahead of teammate Eric Ashe who finished in 31:30 with Peter Gilmore in 8th overall finishing in 33:07. In the women’s open race, B.A.A.’s Margo Malone finished in the runner-up position in 35:48 behind Holly Rees of Somerville. Emma Spencer followed in third place finishing in 36:03, a personal best for the distance.
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