Team USA Minnesota News
Augsburg Elite Distance Academy for Runners in Grades 7-12 Set for June 25-29; Developed by Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton, Heather Kampf
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 21, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton and Heather Kampf - both national champions and Olympic Trials qualifiers as well as coaches - have developed the Augsburg Elite Distance Academy for middle distance and distance runners in grades 7-12. The Academy will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis beginning Sunday, June 25, and ending on Thursday, June 29.
Twin Cities In Motion Renews Sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota; $30,000 Annual Contribution for Athlete Development Extended through 2018
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 14, 2017 - Twin Cities In Motion, organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and a host of year-round running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has extended its partnership with Twin Cities-based Team USA Minnesota, the elite long distance running training center that has developed 24 national champions and sent dozens of athletes to international competitions, including the Olympic Games.
Heather Kampf Places 4th at Millrose Wanamaker Mile; Two Team USA Minnesota Men to Run 3000m at U of M Snowshoe Open Feb. 17
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 13, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf finished fourth in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at the 110th NYRR Millrose Games in New York City on Feb. 11. Her time was 4:28.39. Kampf is now qualified in both the mile and two mile for the USATF Indoor Championships which will be held in Albuquerque March 4-5.
Heather Kampf Wins Armory 3000m, Next Up Is NYRR Millrose Games Mile Feb. 11; Kevin Lewis, Jon Peterson to Run 3000m at U of M Snowshoe Open Feb. 17
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 7, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf won the women's 3000-meter race at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City on Feb. 4 in a personal best time of 8:51.27 (previous best was 8:58.14), which was also a meet record. Next up for Kampf will be the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 11 where she will compete in the Wanamaker Mile.
Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Indoor Track Meets Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, and at USATF Cross Country Championships on Feb. 4; Four Athletes Receive MEADP Grants
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 24, 2017 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete at Indoor Track meets held Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 - including the Jack Johnson Classic, Black and Gold Premier, and the Armory Track Invitational - while four of the athletes will run in the USATF Cross Country Championships held in Bend, Oregon on Feb. 4.
USATF Minnesota Selects Heather Kampf as Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year; Results from Aramco Houston Half Marathon
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 17, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf has been named the 2016 Women's Open Track & Field Athlete of the Year by USATF Minnesota. This is the second year in a row that Kampf - who is a four-time USA 1 Mile Road Champion - has received this honor.
Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Aramco Houston Half Marathon Jan. 15; Houston Marathon Foundation Renews Support of Team
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 10, 2017 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Rob Molke, Jon Peterson, Kevin Lewis, Ryan Rutherford and Jamie Cheever - will compete at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 15. The event, which starts at 7:00 a.m., is part of the 45th edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 5, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota has added two standout distance runners to its team - Kevin Lewis, a University of Iowa graduate, and Ryan Rutherford, whose collegiate career was at Illinois State University. Both athletes competed in the 1500 meters up through the 10,000 meters and ran cross country as well.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 3, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf has been selected to the U.S. team that will compete at the 2017 Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Jan. 7.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 22, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will run in the Delta Dental Turkey Day 5k produced by Life Time on Nov. 24 along with over 13,000 other participants. The Thanksgiving Day run, which starts near the Life Time Athletic Target Center, was first held in 1989.
Meghan Peyton to Compete at Pittsburgh 10 Miler Nov. 6; Rob Molke Receives 2016 RRCA Roads Scholar Grant
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 1, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton will be among the deep field of international and American competitors who will run in the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Nov. 6. The fourth edition of this Steel City fall classic begins at 8 a.m. (Eastern) and takes participants on a scenic tour of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 18, 2016 - Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Meghan Peyton, Heather Kampf, Rob Molke and Katy Moen - are coaching either college or high school cross country teams in the Twin Cities area this fall. The teams include Augsburg College, Apple Valley High School, Edina High School and Totino-Grace High School.