Team USA Minnesota News
Team USA Minnesota Starts Search for New Head Coach; Dennis Barker Steps Down after 15 Years with the Team
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 19, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota, a training group for professional distance runners based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, has begun a search for a new head coach. The position is available given the resignation this month of its long-time coach, Dennis Barker.
Four Team USA Minnesota Runners to Participate in Torchlight 5k on July 20; Heather Kampf Is 2nd at Padova 1500m in Italy on July 17
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 18, 2016 - Four Team USA Minnesota runners - Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa and Rob Molke - will participate in the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5k that will be held in downtown Minneapolis on July 20.
Heather Kampf Continues Outdoor Track Season with Meets in Italy and Ireland; Results from U.S. Olympic Track Trials in Eugene
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 13, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf has bounced back from the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials to continue her outdoor track season in Europe, with meets in Italy and Ireland. At the Meeting Sport Soliderta in Lignano, Italy, on July 13, she placed third in the 800 meters in 2:01.26.
Heather Kampf, Biya Simbassa to Compete at U.S. Olympic Track Trials in Eugene July 1-10; Team USA Minnesota Board Member Lance Elliott to Run in Masters 1500m Exhibition Race at Trials
Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 28, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf and Abbabiya "Biya" Simbassa will be among the competitors at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field that will be held July 1-10 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The top three athletes in each event who have achieved the Olympic qualifying standard will make the U.S. team that will compete in the Olympic Games set to be held in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-21.
Heather Kampf to Compete at Boston Games June 17; Rob Molke to Run Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon June 18; Biya Simbassa Posts 5000m PR of 13:29 at Portland Meet
Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 14, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will compete in the 800 meters at the adidas Boost Boston Games on June 17, while Rob Molke will head to Duluth to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 18.
Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa to Compete at Portland Track Festival June 11-12; Heather Kampf Runs 1500m PR at Furman Elite Meet
Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 7, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa will be among the competitors at the Portland Track Festival held this weekend at Lewis & Clark College. The four athletes are looking to improve their times in either the 5000 or 10,000 meter distances as well as to obtain automatic qualifying times for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials that will be held in Eugene July 1-10.
Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen at Freihofer's Run for Women 5k June 4; Heather Kampf to Compete at Furman Elite 1500m June 4; Coach Dennis Barker Publishes "The River Road" Novel
Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 2, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton and Katy Moen will be among the all American field at the 38th edition of Freihofer's Run for Women 5k on June 4 in Albany, New York. On the same date, Heather Kampf will compete in the Furman Elite 1500 meter women's race in Greenville, South Carolina.
Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 17, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa will head to Los Angeles this week to compete in the 5000 meters at the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic on May 20. The meet will be held on the campus of Occidental College.
Heather Kampf Wins 4th USATF 1 Mile Road Title; Two Team USA Minnesota Runners Post Mile Bests at Championships Held in Minneapolis May 12
Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 13, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf notched her fourth USATF 1 Mile Road title at the championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in downtown Minneapolis on May 12. She is also now a three-time winner of the TC 1 Mile. Her time in last evening's race was 4:34.2.
Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships on May 12; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson at Newport 10,000 May 14
Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 10, 2016 - Five Team USA Minnesota runners - including defending champion Heather Kampf - will compete at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in downtown Minneapolis on May 12. Kampf is a two-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile winner and a three-time USATF 1 Mile Road Champion. She has a best in the road mile of 4:21.39.
Heather Kampf Is 3rd at Drake Relays 1500m; Rob Molke Is 6th at Pittsburgh Half Marathon; Results from Payton Jordan Invitational
Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 3, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf was third in the 1500 meters at the Hy-Vee Night at Drake Relays on April 29. The race was part of the Rio Olympic Games Preview at Drake and featured a top field of competitors. Kampf's time in her outdoor track season opener was 4:07.26.
Heather Kampf Wins Grand Blue Mile; Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete This Weekend at Drake Relays, Pittsburgh Half Marathon, Payton Jordan
Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 27, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf won the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines on April 26 for the third straight time and is now preparing to compete in the women's invitational 1500 meters at the Hy-Vee Night at Drake Relays on April 29. Also competing this weekend are Rob Molke at the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon, and Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa, Meghan Peyton and Katy Moen at the Payton Jordan Invitational.