Team USA Minnesota News

Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa to Compete at Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic May 20

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 17, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa will head to Los Angeles this week to compete in the 5000 meters at the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic on May 20.  The meet will be held on the campus of Occidental College.


Peterson has a best in the 5000m of 13:33.17 and Simbassa has run 13:37.86 in the distance.

The men's 5000m race is scheduled to start at 8:46 p.m. (Pacific time).

Newport 10,000 Results

Jon Peterson was seventh in 30:56 and Rob Molke finished ninth in 31:09 at the Newport 10,000 race in Jersey City on May 14.

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 (  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation (, and the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon ( For more information, visit the team's web site at


Contact:  Pat Goodwin, 952-454-8876,