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Fleet Feet/Nike Women’s Open Team Places in Top Ten at 2017 Boston Marathon

 

Runners from the Fleet Feet/Nike Racing Team competed in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday and were lead by a top ten finish by the Women’s Open team.

The Fleet Feet/Nike Racing Team fielded squads in the Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Men’s Masters and Women’s Masters Divisions. The top performance was turned in by the Women’s Open team who placed 10th overall in their division.

Fleet Feet/Nike Racing Team – Women’s Open

Pam Staton – 3:04:04, Erica Van Heerden – 3:12:16, Bess Ritter – 3:13:11, Lauren Pierce – 3:19:29, Lydia Jessup – 3:21:01, Ellen Brinn – 3:22:06, Stephanie Miller – 3:26:13, Melissa Grandi – 3:26:36, Kate Ander – 3:29:53, Lindsay Schultz – 3:39:09, Kendra Churchill – 3:43:41, Julie Friedman – 3:47:02, Keirsten Mccartney.

Fleet Feet/Nike Racing Team – Men’s Open

Cameron Rieger – 2:36:41, Eric Cale – 2:50:41, Michael Morrow – 2:56:25, Mike Moreau – 2:57:17, Steve Hlavin – 2:58:40, Ryan Hopper – 3:00:31, Christopher Willis – 3:03:02, Matthew Abitbol – 3:06:25, Braulion Benitez – 3:13:02, David Bruno – 3:15:18, Logan Means – 3:30:15

Fleet Feet/Nike Racing Team – Men’s Masters

Matt Curley – 2:54:22, Charles Crotteau – 3:14:00, Mark Scheitler – 3:18:19, Mickey Weibeler – 3:24:34, Adam Calderelli – 3:29:51, Kevin Hacker – 3:37:09, Enrique Escalante – 3:38:53, Donald Schaffer – 3:41:20, Michael Helffrich, Dan Daly.

Fleet Feet/Nike Racing Team – Women’s Masters

Lisa Keller – 3:42:43, Lizbeth Nieves – 3:48:15, Fiona Eichten, Maria Dominguez

Kenyans may have swept the top spots in the men’s and women’s races, but American runners put forth a strong showing with six of the top ten finishers on the men’s side and two of the top four finishers in the women’s division.

Bright sunshine and very warm temperatures – peaking close to 80 degrees in some spots out on the course – put a damper on fast times for the event.

The overall winners were Geoffrey Kirui on the men’s side – clocking a time of 2:08:37 while Edna Kiplagat ran away with the women’s race with a time of 2:21:52, finishing a minute ahead of her closest challenger, and adding the Boston title to her resume of wins at London, Los Angeles and New York.

American runners placed on the podium in both division with Galen Rupp, the 2016 Olympic Trials winner and bronze medalist at the Rio Games, taking second with a time of 2:08:59 in his debut on the Boston course. Jordan Hasay, making Boston her debut at the marathon distance, finished third on the women’s side with a 2:23:00. Desi Linden, a member of the 2016 women’s Olympic Marathon squad, finished fourth.

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