B.A.A. Adds Three Athletes to its High Performance Team

Team B.A.A. Adds Three Athletes To High Performance Team

Kaitlin Goodman, Erika Kemp, and Samantha Nadel join B.A.A.

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) announced today the addition of three athletes joining the B.A.A. High Performance Team. Bringing both professional and collegiate experience with them, Kaitlin (Gregg) Goodman, Erika Kemp, and Samantha Nadel  join a B.A.A. roster led by High Performance Coach Ricardo Santos.

“We are very excited to add Kaitlin, Erika, and Samantha to Team B.A.A.,” said Santos. “Among the three, the Boston Athletic Association adds great depth and experience to our team. We look forward to them competing for and representing the B.A.A. both nationally and internationally.” (pictured: Kaitlin Goodman).

The objective of the B.A.A.’s High Performance group of athletes is to support American runners on their way towards making international teams, with the goal of competing at the highest level: the Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships. The B.A.A. is sponsored by adidas, which provides comprehensive support for the running club, Team B.A.A., and its events.

Goodman is a four-time Olympic Trials qualifier and specializes in distances ranging from 5000-meters to the marathon. Goodman has run professionally since graduating in 2010 from the University of California, Davis, and she is one of only two women to compete in all three Olympic Trials distance events in 2016 (the 5000m, 10,000m, and marathon). Goodman placed fifth at the 2017 USA Marathon Championships, and this summer she finished seventh at the Beach to Beacon 10K in Maine and 13th place at the Falmouth Road Race. She will race the TCS New York City Marathon on November 4.

Kemp, a graduate of North Carolina State University, is coming off an All-American tenth place finish at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 5000m. Originally from Mount Holly, N.J., Kemp earned seven All-ACC Academic selections while notching lifetime bests of 15:41.23 for 5000m and 33:13.44 for 10,000m at N.C. State. Indoors in 2016, she finished fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships 5000m. Most recently she was eighth at the Falmouth Road Race. Kemp is also nominated for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Nadel is a native of Glen Hill, N.Y., and was a six-time All-American while running for Georgetown University and the University of Oregon. In 2017, Nadel placed fourth in the 3000m at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, then she finished eighth in the 2017 NCAA Outdoor 5000m. This year she notched a personal best of 33:01.82 for 10,000m, which was good for fourth in the University of Oregon record books. Nadel wore the Team USA uniform in 2013 at the IAAF World Junior Cross Country Championships. In her first race with Team B.A.A., Nadel won the Nicholas Pedrone 5K in Glen Cove, N.Y.

Earlier this summer, the B.A.A. also added Trevor Dunbar and Jacob Thomson as team members. Dunbar has represented the USA internationally in cross country, while Thomson clocked a lifetime best mile of 3:57.07 on August 3, shortly after concluding his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky.

A full list of B.A.A. High Performance Team Members can be found below.

Trevor Dunbar

Kaitlin Goodman

Lauren Johnson

Erika Kemp

Katie Matthews

Samantha Nadel

Sarah Pagano

Elaina Tabb

Jacob Thomson


Established in 1887, the Boston Athletic Association is a non-profit organization with a mission of 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. The Boston Marathon is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, along with international marathons in Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City. More than 60,000 runners will participate in B.A.A. events in 2018. The 123rd Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019. For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org. For more information on the B.A.A. club, racing team and high performance group, visit www.teambaa.org

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