Team USA Minnesota News

Heather Kampf to Run Falmouth Mile Aug. 20, Places 3rd in New PR at Sir Walter Miler; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson Are 1-2 at MDRA 15k

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 10, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will be among the competitors at the Falmouth Elite Mile in Falmouth, Mass., on Aug. 20.  Kampf set a personal best on the track in the mile of 4:27.23 (previous was 4:27.26) at the Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh and placed third on Aug. 5, while Rob Molke and Jon Peterson finished first and second at the MDRA 15k in St. Paul on Aug. 7.

 

The Falmouth Elite Mile will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the Falmouth High School track.  The mile runs are a companion event to the Falmouth Road Race while will be held the next day.  Kampf last competed in the Falmouth Mile in 2013 when she placed second in the women's field.

At the MDRA 15k, Molke finished in first place in a time of 47:52 and teammate Peterson was second in 49:03.  the MDRA (Minnesota Distance Running Association) race was held at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul.

The two are preparing to run in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 9 which will be a debut in the marathon for both runners.  Next up for Molke and Peterson will be the USATF 20k Championships in New Haven on Labor Day.

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 group is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians.  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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