Team USA Minnesota News

Ladia Albertson-Junkans, McKenzie Melander Join Team USA Minnesota; Antonio Vega Places 2nd at Des Moines Half Marathon on Oct. 21

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 24, 2012 - Two up-and-coming female distance runners - Ladia Albertson-Junkans and McKenzie Melander - have joined Team USA Minnesota this month.  Both athletes are from the Twin Cities area with Albertson-Junkans competing collegiately at the University of Minnesota and Melander at the University of Iowa.

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Antonio Vega to Run Des Moines Half Marathon Oct. 21; Meghan Peyton Participates in Save the Children World Marathon Challenge on Oct. 16

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 17, 2012 - Team USA Minnesota's Antonio Vega will continue his return to competition when he runs the IMT Des Moines Half Marathon on Oct. 21.  Vega, who was the 2010 USA Half Marathon Champion, has a best in the distance of 1:01:54.

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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners Finish in Top 12 at USA 10 Mile Championships Oct. 7; McKenzie Melander Wins TC 5k on Oct. 6

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 8, 2012 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners finished in the top 12 of the men's and women's fields at the USA 10 Mile Championships on Oct. 7.  The championships were held in conjunction with the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile.

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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USA 10 Mile Championships in Twin Cities Oct. 7

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 1, 2012 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Antonio Vega, Andrew Carlson, Chris Rombough, Jon Peterson and Meghan Peyton - will be among the competitors at the 2012 USA 10 Mile Championships, hosted by the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile on Oct. 7.

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Gabriele Anderson Is 4th, Heather Kampf 6th at Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City; Both Run Personal Best Times on Sept. 22

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 24, 2012 - Team USA Minnesota's Gabriele Anderson finished in fourth place and Heather Kampf was sixth at the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City on Sept. 22.  Both women ran personal bests in the distance with Anderson crossing the line in 4:26.5 (previous best was 4:27.94) and Kampf in 4:27.8 (previous best was 4:39.95).

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Heather Kampf, Gabriele Anderson to Compete at Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City Sept. 22; Results from USA 5k Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 17, 2012 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf and Gabriele Anderson will be among a deep field of international competitors at the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Fifth Avenue Mile presented by Nissan in New York City on Sept. 22.  The women's professional race is set for 12:45 p.m. (Eastern).

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Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USA 5k Championships in Providence Sept. 16; Heather Kampf Wins Grandma's Minnesota Mile

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 11, 2012 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners - Meghan Peyton, Gabriele Anderson and Jamie Cheever - will be among the competitors at the USA 5k Championships in Providence, Rhode Island, on Sept. 16.

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U.C. Davis Standout Jon Peterson Joins Team USA Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 5, 2012 - All-American distance runner Jon Peterson, who graduated from the University of California, Davis, in June has joined Team USA Minnesota.  Among a number of accomplishments, the standout athlete set school records in the 5000 and 10,000 meters during his collegiate career.

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Heather Kampf, Gabriele Anderson, Jamie Cheever to Run Grandma's Minnesota Mile Sept. 9; Labor Day Race Results

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 4, 2012 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners - Heather Kampf, Gabriele Anderson and Jamie Cheever - will compete in the women's elite division at Grandma's Minnesota Mile on Sept. 9.  The women's elite mile starts at 10:20 a.m. in downtown Duluth.

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Andrew Carlson, Meghan Peyton to Compete at USA 20k Championships in New Haven Sept. 3; Four Team USA Minnesota Athletes Ranked in Top 10 by Track & Field News

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 31, 2012 - Team USA Minnesota's Andrew Carlson and Meghan Peyton will be among the competitors at the USA 20k Championships on Labor Day.  The championships are hosted by the 34th Stratton-Faxon new Haven Road Race in New Haven, Conn.

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Heather Kampf Wins Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh, Gabriele Anderson 2nd on Aug. 17

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 18, 2012 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf and Gabriele Anderson made it a one-two sweep in the women's professional field at the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in downtown Pittsburgh on Aug. 17.  Jamie Cheever finished in eighth place in the evening race.

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Bring Back the Mile: Gabriele Anderson to Run the Falmouth Mile Aug. 11; Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever to Compete at Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh Aug. 17

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 9, 2012 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners will compete in mile events this month, with Gabriele Anderson at the Falmouth Mile in Massachusetts on Aug. 11, and Heather Kampf and Jamie Cheever among the elite field at the inaugural GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on Aug. 17.

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