Team USA Minnesota News

Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Indoor Track Meets Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, and at USATF Cross Country Championships on Feb. 4; Four Athletes Receive MEADP Grants

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 24, 2017 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners will compete at Indoor Track meets held Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 - including the Jack Johnson Classic, Black and Gold Premier, and the Armory Track Invitational - while four of the athletes will run in the USATF Cross Country Championships held in Bend, Oregon on Feb. 4.

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USATF Minnesota Selects Heather Kampf as Women's Track & Field Athlete of the Year; Results from Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 17, 2017 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf has been named the 2016 Women's Open Track & Field Athlete of the Year by USATF Minnesota.  This is the second year in a row that Kampf - who is a four-time USA 1 Mile Road Champion - has received this honor.

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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Aramco Houston Half Marathon Jan. 15; Houston Marathon Foundation Renews Support of Team

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 10, 2017 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Rob Molke, Jon Peterson, Kevin Lewis, Ryan Rutherford and Jamie Cheever - will compete at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 15. The event, which starts at 7:00 a.m., is part of the 45th edition of the Chevron Houston Marathon Race Weekend.

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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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