Team USA Minnesota News

Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships on May 12; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson at Newport 10,000 May 14

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 10, 2016 - Five Team USA Minnesota runners - including defending champion Heather Kampf - will compete at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in downtown Minneapolis on May 12.  Kampf is a two-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile winner and a three-time USATF 1 Mile Road Champion.  She has a best in the road mile of 4:21.39.

 

Also running in the 1 Mile Road Championships will be teammates Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa.  Peyton has a best in the mile of 4:40.5, and Moen ran 4:50.04 in her first road mile at the Grand Blue Mile on April 26.  Peterson has run 4:00.41 in the mile while Simbassa has posted 4:06.38 in the distance.

According to race officials, the event is expected to draw more than 2,800 runners during a full evening of racing in addition to the men's and women's championship races.  The Medtronic TC 1 Mile will also feature a new course, starting near the Mill City Museum, racing past Gold Medal Park, and finishing along the Mississippi Riverfront near the Guthrie Theatre.

The mile races start at 6:30 p.m. with the women's championship race scheduled for 7:54 p.m. and the men's championship race at 8:06 p.m.

Newport 10,000 - Jersey City

Rob Molke and Jon Peterson will be among the competitors at the Newport 10,000 in Jersey City on May 14.  Molke has a best of 28:57 in the 10,000 meters and Peterson has posted 28:50 in the distance.

The race starts at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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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