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B.A.A. Runner’s Tune-Up at USATF-NE 15K Championship

Photo Credit: Bob Fitzgerald/New England Runner

Joseph Carpenter places 4th overall to lead the Unicorns.

The Frank Nealon Boston Tune-Up 15K in was a final prep race for many putting final touches ahead of the Boston Marathon and B.A.A. 5K.  Falling on the heels of the New Bedford Half Marathon two weeks prior, the 15K Championship was the second race in the USATF New England Grand Prix Road Race series. For B.A.A.’s Joseph Carpenter, the 15K race was a good check on his fitness as he prepares for the Vermont City Marathon in May with a 4th place finish in 48:46 leading the B.A.A.’s Men’s Open team to a 2nd place behind Central Mass Striders. Finishing in the top ten and 7th overall was Brad Mish finishing in 49:22 with B.A.A.’s Peter Gilmore in 13th place in 50:05. David Bedoya continued to perform well in his preparation for the Boston Marathon placing 21st overall in 50:49 and scoring for both the B.A.A. Men’s Open team and the Masters team with a first place finish in the 40+ division. Chris Allen was next across the line for the B.A.A. in 32nd place in 51:35 to secure the 2nd place Men’s Open team finish.

David Bedoya dominated the Masters 40+ division to lead the B.A.A. Masters to a team victory ahead of Central Mass Striders with the nearest competitor B.A.A. teammate Andy Gardiner trailing in 51:39 in 34th place overall and first in the 50+ Senior category. Aaron Price moved up in distance from the mile distance racing in February to support the team effort placing 54th overall in 53:24 followed by James Callaghan placing 77th in 55:19 and new member Michael Paulin in 100th place in 56:57 to finish the team scoring for the Masters winning team. While Bedoya pulled double duty scoring for both the Men’s Open and Masters team, Andy Gardiner also led the B.A.A.’s Senior team to a runner-up team finish behind Greater Springfield Harriers. Wayne Levy finished next for the B.A.A. Senior team in 105th overall in 57:24 followed by Paul Davies (115th/57:59), Davis Consigli (139th/59:23) and Andy MacDonald (181st/62:29) for the B.A.A. Seniors team.

The B.A.A. women needed three to score in the team competition and that’s all that would make it to the 15K championships with Amanda Watters as the top finisher in 177th overall and 26th in the women’s division finishing in 62:07 with Suzanne Chaves in 280th overall in 69:15 and Tierney Carey finishing 298th in 70:15 to give the B.A.A. women a 9th place finish in the team scoring keeping them alive in the GP road race series team competition.

Next up for the B.A.A. runners will be the B.A.A. 5K  and Boston Marathon and on April 14th and 16th.

Click here for complete Frank Nealon Boston Tune-up 15K results.

B.A.A. Running Club results:

4. Joseph Carpenter 48:46
7. Brad Mish 49:22
13. Peter Gilmore 50:05
21. David Bedoya 50:49
32. Chris Allen 51:35
34. Andy Gardiner 51:39
47. Jason Reilly 52:50
54. Aaron Price 53:24
76. Lindsay Smith 55:18
77. James Callaghan 55:19
100. Michael Paulin 56:57
105. Wayne Levy 57:24
115. Paul Davies 57:59
139. David Consigli 59:23
177. Amanda Watters 62:07
181. Andy MacDonald 62:29
193. John Barrett 63:13
222. Chris George 65:12
280. Suzanne Chaves 69:15
298. Tierney Carey 70:15

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