Team USA Minnesota News

Standout Runners Kevin Lewis of Iowa, Ryan Rutherford of Illinois State Join Team USA Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 5, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota has added two standout distance runners to its team - Kevin Lewis, a University of Iowa graduate, and Ryan Rutherford, whose collegiate career was at Illinois State University.  Both athletes competed in the 1500 meters up through the 10,000 meters and ran cross country as well.

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Heather Kampf to Compete at Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge in Scotland Jan. 7

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 3, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf has been selected to the U.S. team that will compete at the 2017 Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Jan. 7.

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Four-Time National Champion Heather Kampf to Run in Turkey Day 5k in Downtown Minneapolis Nov. 24

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 22, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will run in the Delta Dental Turkey Day 5k produced by Life Time on Nov. 24 along with over 13,000 other participants.  The Thanksgiving Day run, which starts near the Life Time Athletic Target Center, was first held in 1989.

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Meghan Peyton to Compete at Pittsburgh 10 Miler Nov. 6; Rob Molke Receives 2016 RRCA Roads Scholar Grant

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 1, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton will be among the deep field of international and American competitors who will run in the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Nov. 6.  The fourth edition of this Steel City fall classic begins at 8 a.m. (Eastern) and takes participants on a scenic tour of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

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Four Team USA Minnesota Runners Coaching Twin Cities Cross Country Teams this Fall

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 18, 2016 - Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Meghan Peyton, Heather Kampf, Rob Molke and Katy Moen - are coaching either college or high school cross country teams in the Twin Cities area this fall. The teams include Augsburg College, Apple Valley High School, Edina High School and Totino-Grace High School.

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Jon Peterson Is 7th, Rob Molke 11th in Debuts at 35th Annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon; Results from USATF 10 Mile Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 10, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Jon Peterson was seventh and Rob Molke finished 11th in their marathon debuts at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, which was marking its 35th anniversary on Oct. 9.  In the companion Medtronic TC 10 Mile race - host of the USATF 10 Mile Championships - Biya Simbassa was 13th and Meghan Peyton crossed the finish line in 17th place.

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Rob Molke, Jon Peterson to Debut in Marathon at Twin Cities Oct. 9; Meghan Peyton, Biya Simbassa to Run USATF 10 Mile Championships Oct. 9; Heather Kampf Wins Navy Mile, BBTM Tour

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 4, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Rob Molke and Jon Peterson will make their debut in the marathon at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, while Meghan Peyton and Biya Simbassa will be among the competitors in the USATF 10 Mile Championships, hosted by the Medtronic TC 10 Mile.  Both events will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, with the 10 mile race starting at 7:00 a.m. and the marathon at 8:00 a.m.  The races begin in downtown Minneapolis and finish at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

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Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever, Meghan Peyton to Run Navy Mile in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 27, 2016 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever and Meghan Peyton - will be among the elite competitors at the Navy Mile in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2.  The women's mile race, which goes down Pennsylvania Avenue, will be held at 11:15 a.m. (Eastern).

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Minneapolis Native, Steeplechase Competitor Jamie Cheever Rejoins Team USA Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 22, 2016 - Minneapolis native and nationally ranked steeplechase competitor Jamie Cheever, a graduate of Southwest High School and three-time All American at the University of Minnesota, has moved back to the state and rejoined Team USA Minnesota.  Cheever was with the team from 2011-13 following a successful collegiate career in cross country and track at the U.

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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.

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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete Sept. 17-18 at Cow Harbor 10k, Liberty Mile, USATF 5k Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 15, 2016 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners will head east this weekend with Meghan Peyton, Rob Molke and Jon Peterson competing at the Great Cow Harbor 10k, Heather Kampf and Biya Simbassa racing the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, and Simbassa doubling back to run in the USATF 5k Championships.

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P3R Renews Team USA Minnesota Sponsorship; Heather Kampf, Biya Simbassa to Compete at Liberty Mile Sept. 17

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 13, 2016 - The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (P3R) has announced that it will renew its sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota, a post-collegiate distance training center based in the Twin Cities and focused on developing Olympians and national champions.  For the past three years, P3R has supported the team as part of the American Development Program, an initiative to increase exposure and racing opportunities for American professional runners.

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