Team USA Minnesota News

Katy Moen Awarded RRCA Roads Scholar Grant; Results from EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 27, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Katy Moen has been awarded a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Roads Scholar grant for 2015.  She is one of six U.S. distance runners to receive the grant this year.


Moen ran collegiately for Iowa State University where she won two Big 12 Championships, received two All-American honors, and was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Women's Regional Track Athlete of the Year.  In the fall of her final year, the two-time cross country team captain helped lead the Cyclones to a runner-up team finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships, while finishing eighth individually.

She also made two appearances in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (2014 and 2015).  Moen graduated with personal bests of 4:22 in the 1500m, 9:08 in the 3000m, 15:52 in the 5000m, and 33:09 in the 10,000m.

"I am honored to receive this grant," said Moen, who joined Team USA Minnesota in July.  "thank you to the RRCA for believing in me and I look forward to validating their support going forward."

Since 1996, the RRCA has awarded grants totaling more than $500,000 through its Roads Scholar program.  The goal of the program is to assist American post-collegiate runners who show great promise to develop into national and world class road running athletes.

EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler Results

At the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Oct. 25, Biya Simbassa was 10th (third American) with a time of 49:11 and Emily Gordon finished in 11th place (seventh American) with a time of 59:49.  The 10 Miler is part of the PRRO (Professional Road Running Organization) Circuit for the 2015-2016 season and had more than 4,000 participants.

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 5running and to develop Olympians.  The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker.

Team USA Minnesota's major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation (, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (, Twin Cities Orthopedics (, and the Zero Runner (  It is also the recipient of the Running USA 2015 Allan Steinfeld Development Award.  For more information, visit the team's web site at


Contact:  Pat Goodwin, 952-454-8876,