Team USA Minnesota News

At Freihofer's Run for Women 5k on June 3, Jamie Cheever Is 6th, Meghan Peyton 8th

Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 5, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Jamie Cheever finished sixth and Meghan Peyton was eighth at the 39th annual Freihofer's Run for Women 5k that was held in Albany, New York, on June 3.

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Ryan Rutherford, Kevin Lewis Finish 1-2 at Brian Kraft 5k May 29; Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Freihofer's 5k June 3, Portland Track Festival on June 10

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 30, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Ryan Rutherford and Kevin Lewis finished in first and second place at the annual Brian Kraft Memorial 5k at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis on May 29.  Rutherford crossed the line in 14:15, which was a course record, and Lewis was right behind in 14:18.

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Team USA Minnesota Runners to Assist with TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run on May 20; Event Officials Expect over 1,000 Kids

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 17, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota distance runners Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson and Rob Molke along with training partner Danny Docherty will provide assistance at the TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run on Saturday morning, May 20.  The event is hosted by Twin Cities In Motion with over 1,000 kids expected to participate.

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Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis on May 11

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 9, 2017 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners - Meghan Peyton, Jamie Cheever and Kevin Lewis - will be among the competitors at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile that will be held on the streets of downtown Minneapolis on May 11.

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Meghan Peyton to Run at Payton Jordan Invite May 5; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson at Pittsburgh Half May 7; Jamie Cheever to Compete at Bloomsday 12k May 7

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 3, 2017 - Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete this weekend, with Meghan Peyton at the Payton Jordan Invitational on May 5; Rob Molke and Jon Peterson running the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon on May 7; and Jamie Cheever at the Lilac Bloomsday 12k on May 7.

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Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USA 1 Mile Road Championships, Drake Relays, Get in Gear 10k during Week of April 24

Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 24, 2017 - The Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete this week at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships on April 25, the Drake Relays on April 27, and at the Get in Gear 10k on April 29.

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Grandma's Marathon Becomes Bronze Sponsor of Team USA Minnesota; Provides 10 Entries to Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon for Fundraiser

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 15, 2017 - Grandma's Marathon, which will host its 41st annual weekend of running events in Duluth on June 15-17, has become a bronze sponsor of the Team USA Minnesota Distance Training Center.  As part of the sponsorship, the Grandma's Marathon organization will also provide Team USA Minnesota with 10 entries to the sold-out Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon to use as a fundraiser.

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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USATF 15k Championships in Jacksonville March 11; Jamie Cheever at St. Pat's Day 5k in Seattle March 12

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 7, 2017 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Rob Molke, Kevin Lewis and Ryan Rutherford - will be among the deep field of competitors at the USATF 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 11.  The championships will be run in conjunction with the 40th annual Gate River Run which will have some 20,000 participants.

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Heather Kampf Finishes 2nd in 2 Mile Race, 3rd in 1 Mile at USA Indoor Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 6, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf twice made the podium over the weekend at the USA Indoor Championships that were held at altitude in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  She was third in the women's one mile race on Saturday, March 4, and followed that up with a second place finish in the women's two mile on Sunday, March 5.

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Heather Kampf to Compete in Two Events at USATF Indoor Championships March 4-5; Katie McGregor to Coach U.S. Women's Team at NACAC Cross Country Championships March 4

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 28, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will compete in both the mile and the two mile events at the USATF Indoor Championships that will be held in Albuquerque on March 4-5.  In addition, Team USA Minnesota Board member Katie McGregor will coach the U.S. Women's team at the NACAC Cross Country Championships which will be held in Boca Raton, Florida, on March 4.

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Augsburg Elite Distance Academy for Runners in Grades 7-12 Set for June 25-29; Developed by Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton, Heather Kampf

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 21, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton and Heather Kampf - both national champions and Olympic Trials qualifiers as well as coaches - have developed the Augsburg Elite Distance Academy for middle distance and distance runners in grades 7-12.  The Academy will be held at Augsburg College in Minneapolis beginning Sunday, June 25, and ending on Thursday, June 29.

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Twin Cities In Motion Renews Sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota; $30,000 Annual Contribution for Athlete Development Extended through 2018

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 14, 2017 - Twin Cities In Motion, organizer of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and a host of year-round running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has extended its partnership with Twin Cities-based Team USA Minnesota, the elite long distance running training center that has developed 24 national champions and sent dozens of athletes to international competitions, including the Olympic Games.

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