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Scholastic Milers Set for B.A.A. Marathon Weekend Race

Scholastic
Milers From B.A.A.’s Eight Cities and Towns

to
Race Invitational Mile on Boston Marathon Weekend

 

New
for 2010, Middle School Races Added to Schedule

 

Boston, MA ‰ÛÓ The Boston Athletic
Association (B.A.A.) announced today that some of the fastest scholastic runners
from the eight cities and towns of the historic Marathon course will compete in
the B.A.A. Invitational Mile. The event is held at the finish line of the Boston
Marathon on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Sixteen boys and sixteen girls,
two from each city and town along the Boston Marathon course, will race around
the block and cross the finish line four times in front of thousands of cheering
spectators. The eight cities and towns are Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham,
Natick, Wellesley,
Newton, Brookline,
and Boston.

 

The girls’ field is highlighted by
defending champion and Boston Globe All-Scholastic runner Margo Gillis. Last
year, Gillis’ time of 5:10.6 gave her victory in the inaugural event. Joining
her to represent the City of Newton is Melanie Fineman whose personal best
in the mile of 4:57 is the field’s fastest. In the boys’ field, Ezra Lichtman of
Newton (p.b. of 4:27), Yuji Wakimoto of Newton (p.b. of 4:31), Ben Groleau of Framingham (p.b of 4:33),
and Cameron Fairbanks of Hopkinton, (p.b. of 4:33) will toe the start line with
fastest personal best mile times. Field lists to date are included below.

 

“As part of our ongoing commitment to
the cities and towns that so graciously host the Boston Marathon, the scholastic
mile races are just one way the B.A.A. showcases the running talent that resides
within them,” said Guy Morse, executive director of the B.A.A. “In addition to
the professional races, our scholastic athletes will help Marathon spectators
get into the running spirit for the 114th Boston
Marathon.”

 

New for 2010, the Boston Athletic
Association has added a 1,000 meter race for middle school-aged runners from the
eight cities and towns. The inaugural races will also include two
representatives from each city and town, and will finish at the Boston Marathon
finish line. Participants of the 5K and the Boston Marathon are encouraged to
watch all of the races, and bleacher seating in front of the Boston Public
Library will be open. For more information on the B.A.A. Mile, the
114th Boston Marathon, or the 2010 B.A.A. 5K, please visit
www.baa.org.

 

Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit
organization with a mission of managing athletic events and promoting a healthy
lifestyle through sports, especially running. The B.A.A.’s Boston Marathon is the
world’s oldest annual marathon, and the organization manages other local events
and supports comprehensive charity, youth, and year-round running programs.
Since 1986, the principal sponsor of the Boston
Marathon has been John Hancock Financial
Services.

 

 

 

2010 Boston Athletic Association

Invitational Mile

 

 

 

 

Scholastic Boys’
Field*

Town                          Name (Grade)                                 
Personal Best

Hopkinton                  Dan
Carrai (12)

                               
4:48

Hopkinton                  Cameron
Fairbanks (12)                  4:33

Ashland                      Justin
Davis (12)                              
4:55

Ashland                         
 
Ryan
Milewski (9)                             
5:25

Framingham                  Brian
Gilligan (9)                               
4:56

Framingham                 Ben
Groleau (10)                               4:33                                                   

Natick                             
Jared
Kimler (10)                              
4:53

Natick                            
 
Nicholas
Russo (12)                         
4:59   

Wellesley                        Tim
Robinson (12)                            
4:51

Wellesley                         Matt
White (12)                                 
Debut

Newton                           
Ezra
Lichtman (11)                           
4:27

Newton                            Yuji
Wakimoto (12)                           
4:31

Brookline                        
Michael
Jorgenson (12)                  
4:44

Brookline
                  
Sam Pratt-Otto (12)                         
4:39               

Boston                             
Nur
Hersi (11)                                   
4:50

Boston                            
Abdihakim
Yusuf (12)                       
4:40

 

Scholastic Girls’
Field*

Town                         Name
(Grade)                                 
Personal Best

Hopkinton                  
Kim Bolick (11)                    
           
5:26

Hopkinton                  
Kellie Lodge (11)                             
5:14

Ashland
                    
Hannah Daly (10)                 
           
5:52

Ashland
                    
Sarah Poulin (11)                 
           
5:52

Framingham
            
Sarah Bowhill (11)               
           
5:17

Framingham
            
Maria Grandoni (11)                        
5:41

Natick
                       
Ellie Holman (10)                 
           
5:41

Natick
                       
Annie McElaney (10)           
           
5:39

Wellesley
                  
Jessie Kaliski (11)                           
5:23

Wellesley
                  
Emily Nadel (12)                              
5:29

Newton
                     
Melanie Fineman (12)         
           
4:57

Newton
                     
Margo Gillis (11)                  
           
5:00

Brookline
                  
To be selected by the Town of Brookline

Brookline
                  
To be selected by the Town of Brookline

Boston
                      
Elza Lambergs (11)                         
5:44

Boston
                      
Kathleen Mello (11)                          
5:25

 

 

*as of 3/31/2010

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