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Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete in the 5000m at the Stanford Invite April 3

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 31, 2015 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Gabriele Grunewald, Jon Peterson and Jon Grey - will compete in the 5000 meters at the Stanford Track & Field Invitational in California on April 3.  All three athletes will be opening their outdoor track season at this meet.

 

Grunewald has a best in the 5000m of 15:33.64, a mark she set at a meet in Europe last July.  She is the 2014 USA Indoor 3000-meter champion and has a best in the 3000m of 8:42.64.

Competing in the men's field of the 5000m will be Peterson, who has posted 13:39.51 in the distance and Grey who has a mark of 13:46.12.

The meet will be held at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the Stanford University campus with the 5000 meter races scheduled for Friday evening.

About Team USA Minnesota

Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians.  The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker.

Team USA Minnesota's major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.tcmevents.org).  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation (www.houstonmarathonfoundation.com), the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (www.pittsburghmarathon.com), Twin Cities Orthopedics (www.TCOmn.com) and Octane Fitness (www.octanefitness.com).  It is also the recipient of the Running USA 2015 Allan Steinfeld Development Award.  For more information, visit the team's web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.

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Contact:  Pat Goodwin, 952-454-8876, pfgoodwin@teamusaminnesota.org

 

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