Team USA Minnesota News

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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Team USA Minnesota Names Chris Lundstrom Coach of the Distance Running Training Group

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 8, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota has named Chris Lundstrom - a former elite athlete with the team as well as an experienced coach and Ph.D. graduate of the University of Minnesota - as its new head coach, effective Sept. 1.

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Four Team USA Minnesota Distance Runners to Compete at Home on Sept. 11 in Minnesota Mile and City of Lakes Half Marathon; Heather Kampf 3rd at 5th Avenue Mile

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 6, 2016 - Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete in their home state on Sept. 11 with Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton and Biya Simbassa competing in the Minnesota Mile in Duluth, and Rob Molke running the City of Lakes Half Marathon in Minneapolis.

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Heather Kampf to Run in 5th Avenue Mile Sept. 3; Meghan Peyton, Rob Molke, Jon Peterson to Compete at USATF 20k Championships Sept. 5

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 30, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will run in the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in New York City on Sept. 3, while Meghan Peyton, Rob Molke and Jon Peterson will be among the competitors at the USATF 20k Championships in New Haven on Sept. 5.

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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.

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Heather Kampf to Compete at Sir Walter Miler Aug. 5; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson to Run MDRA 15k Aug. 7; Biya Simbassa Wins Torchlight 5k on July 20

Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 27, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will be among the elite competitors at the Sir Walter Miler that will be held on Aug. 5 at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina.  That same weekend, Rob Molke and Jon Peterson will run in the MDRA (Minnesota Distance Running Association) 15k that will be held Aug. 7 at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul.

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