New Englanders Run Well at Boston Marathon

Among competitors from 50 states and around the globe, the top USATF New England association entrants placed high in the finisher field. Bay State residents led the locals, with Hilary Dionne (Charlestown MA/Craft Concept Racing), 18th in 2:36:21  (again bettering the Olympic Trials A standard) and Jonathan Phillips (Brighton/The Heartbreakers) 32nd at 2:22:51.
Other top USATF New England state finishers:
NH: 57.Sam Fazioli (Salem/Tracksmith) 2:26:49; 204.Jennifer Mortimer (Bedford/Millennium Running), 3:01:59
RI: 49.Ross McAndrew (E.Greenwich) 2:5:21 78.Beth Blendell (Newport) 2:51:51
VT: 192.Todd Smith (Bristol/GMAA) 2:34:46  675.Kristen Narum (Burlington) 3:14:42
Dirigo RC's Robert Ashby placed 3rd in the 50-54 division in 2:38:23
Host B.A.A. won both women's team bowls. The trio of Rachel Hyland, Rachel Coogan, and Lauren Philbrook scored a decisive Open team win in 8:16:08, with Greater Boston TC eighth and Millennium Running ninth.  The Unicorn Masters Women's team of Lindsay Willard, Kate Santoro, and Kerry Swords matched the open team, topping the 40+ standings in 9:48:52. BEN Running took a strong third, followed by Winner Circle (fifth) and Somerville Road Runners (eighth).
The Men's Open standings found four NE teams in the top 10; GBTC (third), B.A.A. (fourth), Tracksmith (sixth), and Central Mass Striders (tenth).  CMS was runner-up in the Men's Masters standings with Dirigo third and B.A.A. sixth. 
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