October 13, 2014 Comments (0) News

Jen Rhines Breaks American Masters Record

The Boston Athletic Association shined at the 2014 USATF National Women’s Club Team 10K Championships in Boston, taking home the national title. Racing together for a majority of the race, the B.A.A.’s Katie Matthews, Jen Rhines, and Juliet Bottorff all finished in the top 13.

Matthews led the squad with a 32:23, ninth place finish, while Rhines and Bottorff placed 12th and 13th in 32:33 and 32:38, respectively. Combined, the trio totaled a time of 1:37:34, defeating runner-up Boulder Running Company/Adidas and Team Run Flagstaff Pro.

“We’re really excited, we’ve been training really well and that was our goal today,” said Rhines, 40, whose performance set a new American Masters Record for 10-K on the roads. Rhines shaved nearly twenty seconds from the previous record of 32:50. “We got some really fast times out there as well, which is like a bonus.”

Rounding out the B.A.A.’s team were Elaina Balouris and Sarah Pagano. Balouris finished 14th in 32:40, while Pagano placed 18th in 33:05.

The B.A.A. team will lace up their racing spikes for the Mayor’s Cup Cross Country meet on Sunday, October 26 in Franklin Park.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *