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European Track Competitions Continue for Team USA Minnesota Runners; Heather Kampf Wins Races in Cork and Kortrijk; Jon Peterson Wins Letterkenny Mile

Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 13, 2015 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners - Gabriele Grunewald, Heather Kampf and Jon Peterson - will continue their European track tour with competitions this week in Switzerland and Belgium.  Last week was marked by wins for Kampf at Cork and Kortrijk and for Peterson at the Letterkenny Mile Challenge.

 

Grunewald will compete in the 800 meters in Luzern, Switzerland, on July 14.  Last week she placed ninth in the 1500 meters at the Lausanne Diamond League meet on July 9.  Her time was 4:07.03.

On July 15, Kampf will travel to Liege, Belgium, where she will run the 1500 meters.  She won the 800 meters with a time of 2:03.13 at the Cork City Meet on July 7, and was first place in the 1500 meters at Kortrijk on July 11 with a time of 4:08.73.

All three athletes will be among the competitors at the KBC Night of Athletics in Heusden on July 18.  Grunewald and Kampf are entered in the 1500 and Peterson will compete in the 5000 meters.  Last week Peterson won the men's mile on July 10 at Letterkenny with a personal best time of 4:00.41 and prior to that was seventh in the 3000 meters in 8:00.07 at the Cork City Meet on July 7.

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 the Zero Runner (www.zerorunner.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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