Back in 2011, Cornell alum and former Heps champion Zach Hine (Cornell ’09) ran his first marathon ever at Boston. The South Hadley, Mass. native had quite a debut as he finished as the second American in the field behind Olympian Ryan Hall. Hine ran 2:16:54 to finish 16th overall in the field.
“I didn’t quite get the time I was looking for, but Boston is a race unlike any other I’ve experienced,” said Hine said at the time to Massline.com. “I’d like to come back sometime in the future and run it again – maybe get up with that lead pack and try to compete a little more with the top guys.”
Hopefully, his race yesterday was the race he was looking for.
Hine had his best Boston Marathon finish yesterday as he finished as the top American in the field with his 10th place overall finish. His finishing time was slower than his 2011 result – 2:21:37 – likely due to the warmer conditions that what he experienced in 2011. Hine had been battling a hamstring injury since last fall so he wasn’t sure how this race would go. The race goal was to run conservatively and focus on his race. He shared more information about his race with his former coach Robert Johnson of Letsrun.com in the interview below.
Hine was joined by a fellow Cornell alum in the top 30 of the men’s race. Tyler Eustance (Cornell ’15) finished 24th overall with a time of 2:27:53.
Dartmouth alum Ben True was not able to defend his men’s BAA 5km title as he was outkicked by Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel, 13:39 to 13:41. Princeton alum Joe Stilin was a top 10 finisher in the same race as he was sixth overall in 14:02. Princeton alumna Liz Costello represented the HepsNation women in the women’s 5km race as she finished 10th overall and second in her age group in 16:14.
Megan Krumpoch was the lone HepsNation representative in the BAA Invitational Mile event. She finished sixth in the women’s race in 4:54.2.
Feel free to contact us to let us know of any other HepsNation result from all of the weekend Boston action.