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Hackett Twins Lead the B.A.A. Women to 10K Team Victory

B.A.A. Women remain undefeated in the USATF-NE Grand Prix with the 10K team win.

The B.A.A. Women’s Open team continued their dominance in the USATF New England Grand Prix Road Race series with a convincing win at the Lone Gull 10k on September 22nd in Gloucester, MA while the B.A.A. Men’s Open team finished second place to hold on to their series lead with just the marathon race remaining. Allie Hackett and Michaela Hackett led the B.A.A. women with a 3rd and 4th place finish in 35:15 and 35:39 respectively. The twins set the winning pace for the B.A.A. women with Katie Edwards and Laura Paulsen also netting Top Ten finishes in 9th and 10th place in 36:45 and 36:49. Kaela O’Neil placed 3rd overall in the Masters division and was the 5th B.A.A. female to finish in 18th overall in 38:19. 

The B.A.A. Men extended their lead in the USATF-NE Grand Prix series gapping team series rival Western Mass Distance Project by six places but lost the 10K team title to Tracksmith AC. The runner-up B.A.A. men were led by Eric Ashe in 5th place overall in 30:42. Eric Ashe has a commanding lead in the USATF-NE individual standings and secured the 2019 GP open series title with his top five performance. Finishing just one place back in 6th place was B.A.A.’s Brian Harvey in 30:47. After an early spring injury, Harvey is back on track for a fast fall finish. Brad Mish, a consistent team scorer for the B.A.A. men, finished 13th overall in 31:21. New B.A.A. member Dominic Voehler placed 16th overall in 31:47 and Alex Fitzgerald finished 30th in 32:37 to round out the top five scorers for the B.A.A. Men’s Open team.

The Men’s Masters were led by Donal O’Sullivan finishing 66th overall in 34:40 and 3rd overall in the Masters category. Close on his heels was Peter Hammer in 70th place in 34:45 and 2nd in the 50+ age division. The B.A.A. Masters men placed 3rd overall just behind rival CMS with HFC Striders taking the team win. The B.A.A. Masters team scoring was supported by David Bedoya finishing in 114th in 36:20, Jason Porter in 147th in 37:26 and Michael McGrane 174th in 38:55.

The B.A.A. Running Club was well represented at the Long Gull 10K with nearly 30 athletes competing with many having top performances on a warm day. Congrats to all of the B.A.A. athletes for competing in the 10K Championships in Gloucester.

Next up for the B.A.A. Running Club will be the B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 13t.

Click here for the complete 2019 Lone Gull 10K results.

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