Team USA Minnesota News

Heather Kampf Wins Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh; Team USA Minnesota Runners Place 4th, 5th and 10th at Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, NY

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 19, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf won the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, while three teammates - Jon Peterson, Meghan Peyton and Rob Molke - placed fourth, fifth and 10th respectively in the men's and women's fields at the Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, the same day.

 

Kampf's time at the Liberty Mile was 4:33 and was her second consecutive win and her fourth title at the event. According to Bring Back the Mile, the race was Kampf's 21st road mile victory since 2011, including as the four-time USATF Road Mile champion.

Also competing at the Liberty Mile was Biya Simbassa, who finished sixth in the men's race with a time of 4:06.

On the Long Island Sound on Saturday morning, Peterson was fourth in the Cow Harbor 10k with a time of 30:09 and Molke finished in 10th place in 31:26.  In the women's race at Cow Harbor, Peyton was fifth with a time of 34:30.

Rounding out the weekend's competitions for the Team USA Minnesota athletes was the USATF 5k Championships in Providence on Sunday where Simbassa placed 12th with a time of 14:21.

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.  The athletes are coached by Chris Lundstrom.  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 www.teamusaminnesota.org.

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Contact:  Pat Goodwin, 952-454-8876, pfgoodwin@teamusaminnesota.org

 

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