Team USA Minnesota News

Kevin Lewis to Compete in Iowa at the Fifth Season 8k Race July 4th, Midnight Madness on July 8; Results from USATF Outdoor Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 27, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Kevin Lewis, a native of Ottumwa, Iowa, and a graduate of the University of Iowa, will return to his home state next week to compete in the Fifth Season Health Solutions 8k Race in Cedar Rapids on July 4th, and then the Midnight Madness 10k Road Race in Ames on July 8.

 

Lewis was third at last year's Fifth Season 8k with a time of 24:09 on the out-and-back course.  He also ran the race in 2015. The 8k starts at 8:00 a.m.

On July 8, he will travel to Ames for the Midnight Madness 10k which starts at 8:30 p.m.

USATF Outdoor Championships - Results

The USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships were held June 22-25 in Sacramento where temperatures reached over 100 degrees most days, which made races challenging especially for the distance runners.

Despite the conditions, Meghan Peyton ran a season best of 33:46.69 in the 10,000 meters on Thursday night and placed 14th in the field.  On the same night, Kevin Lewis finished his 10,000 meter race in 30:14.01 to place 20th.

Also on June 22, Heather Kampf - who had just recently returned to running after a sacral stress fracture diagnosed in April - placed fifth in her heat of the 1500 meters with a time of 4:15.40.  However, she did not advance to the final of the women's 1500m, which was held on Saturday.

In the 3000-meter steeplechase, Jamie Cheever posted a time of 9:49.82, which was a season best, in the semi-finals that were held on June 22.  Her time and place advanced her to the steeplechase final on June 24, where she placed 13th in 10:16.01.

"I am extremely proud of all four of our athletes who competed at USA Outdoor," said Team USA Minnesota coach Chris Lundstrom.  "Kevin and Meghan showed patience and determination in hot conditions.  Heather worked like a champion to return from injury, and had the courage to toe the line in less than her best fitness.  Jamie ran a well-executed prelim, but was hampered by a painful ankle in the finals.  We look forward to coming back stronger in the years to come."

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 gold sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion.  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.  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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