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Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Mt. SAC Relays April 15; Heather Kampf to Run B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston April 16

Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 12, 2016 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners - Biya Simbassa, Meghan Peyton and Katy Moen - will compete in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays in California on April 15, while Heather Kampf will run in the B.A.A. Professional Invitational Mile in Boston on April 16.

 

The 5000 meter races will be held as part of the Mt. SAC (San Antonio College) Relays Distance Carnival and Invitational on Friday evening.  The women's invitational 5000m will start at 7:45 p.m. and the men's 5000m sections will begin at 8:20 p.m. (both times Pacific).

Simbassa has a best in the distance of 13:54, while Peyton has posted 15:41 in the 5000m and Moen has a best of 15:52.  The three athletes are officially opening their 2016 outdoor track season at Mt. SAC.

In Boston, the women's invitational mile will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday morning (Eastern time), two days before the Boston Marathon.  The three loop course ends at the marathon finish line on Boylston Street.

This will be Kampf's fourth appearance at the B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association) Mile, having finished second in both 2015 and 2014, and third in 2013.  She has a best in the road mile of 4:21 and is a three-time USA 1 Mile Road Champion.

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), and the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (www.pittsburghmarathon.com).  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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