Team USA Minnesota News

Heather Kampf Wins Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh; Team USA Minnesota Runners Place 4th, 5th and 10th at Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, NY

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 19, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf won the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, while three teammates - Jon Peterson, Meghan Peyton and Rob Molke - placed fourth, fifth and 10th respectively in the men's and women's fields at the Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, the same day.

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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete Sept. 17-18 at Cow Harbor 10k, Liberty Mile, USATF 5k Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 15, 2016 - Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners will head east this weekend with Meghan Peyton, Rob Molke and Jon Peterson competing at the Great Cow Harbor 10k, Heather Kampf and Biya Simbassa racing the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, and Simbassa doubling back to run in the USATF 5k Championships.

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P3R Renews Team USA Minnesota Sponsorship; Heather Kampf, Biya Simbassa to Compete at Liberty Mile Sept. 17

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 13, 2016 - The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (P3R) has announced that it will renew its sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota, a post-collegiate distance training center based in the Twin Cities and focused on developing Olympians and national champions.  For the past three years, P3R has supported the team as part of the American Development Program, an initiative to increase exposure and racing opportunities for American professional runners.

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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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