Team USA Minnesota News

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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