Allison McCabe receives 2011 Bradley Award
The Greater Boston Track Club is pleased to announce that Allison McCabe is the 2011 recipient of the annual Margaret Bradley award. Allison McCabe graduated from UConn in 2004 with a BS in Human Development and received a Masters of Education from Salem State College in 2006. She currently teaches first grade in Revere and is an assistant coach for Community Running Club. While in college, she specialized in middle-distance events, from 800m through the mile. Allison has been a member of GBTC since August 2006 and has since run personal bests in the 1500m (4:29.44), mile (4:55), 3k (9:50), 5k (17:19), 10k (36:07), and cross-country races. Her personal record in the 1000m is 2:53. Recent highlights with the club have been winning the GBTC Invitational Mile in 2007 and 2008 and being the 2010 New England 1500m champion and a 2010 Indoor USA National Qualifier in the 1500m. Allison holds the GBTC mile record of 4:55.39 and was a member of the GBTC record-holding distance-medley relay team (11:41.91). GBTC coach Tom Derderian says about Allison, “Allison has probably attended more practices and run more races on the track, in cross-country, and on the roads than anyone in the club since 2006. That may account for why she is the best. Allison is like Margaret: she does what she says she will do; she shows up, and she doesn’t let ‘things’ get in the way. You can count on her.” For her award, Allison has chosen to run the 1500 in the Duke Twilight Meet, in Durham, NC, on May 8.