Team USA Minnesota News

Meghan Peyton, Emily Gordon, Josh Dedering to Compete at U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in L.A. on Feb. 13; Jon Peterson to Run at Iowa State Classic on Feb. 12; Heather Kampf Nets Indoor Track 3000m Qualifier

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 9, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton, Emily Gordon and Josh Dedering will be among the competitors at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, which will be held on the streets of Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 13.  The men's race starts at 10:06 a.m. and the women begin at 10:22 a.m. (Pacific).  The marathon starts and finishes at the Los Angeles Convention Center and will be televised live on NBC.

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Katy Moen, Biya Simbassa to Compete at USATF Cross Country Championships in Oregon Feb. 6; Heather Kampf at Armory Track Invitational Feb. 6; Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Assist with TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run on Feb. 6

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Feb. 2, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Katy Moen and Biya Simbassa will be among the competitors at the USATF Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, this weekend, while Heather Kampf will travel to the other side of the country and run at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City.  In addition, five Team USA Minnesota runners will volunteer at the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run that will be held at the University of Minnesota.  All three events will be held on Feb. 6.

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Heather Kampf Is 4-time Winner of Bermuda Mile, Competes Next at Camel City Mile Jan. 30; Biya Simbassa, Katy Moen Run Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers at Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 19, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf won the Bermuda Invitational Front Street Mile on Jan. 15 for the fourth consecutive year with a time of 4:42.68.  The Friday evening race was part of the Bermuda International weekend of events which also included a 10k and half marathon.  Since 2011, Kampf has won 18 road mile races, earning her the moniker "Queen of the Road Mile."

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Heather Kampf to Run Bermuda Mile Jan. 15; Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Aramco Houston Half Marathon Jan. 17

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 12, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf heads to Bermuda this weekend to run the Bermuda Invitational Mile on Jan. 15, while five of her teammates - Meghan Peyton, Emily Gordon, Katy Moen, Josh Dedering and Biya Simbassa - will be in Texas to compete in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Jan. 17.

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Syracuse University Standout Rob Molke Joins Team USA Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 5, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota has added Rob Molke - a Syracuse University standout in track and cross country who graduated in 2014 - to its roster.  Post collegiately he has run 1:03:27 in the half marathon which is a qualifying time for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials.

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Biya Simbassa, Meghan Peyton to Run Pacific 10,000m Pursuit on Dec. 6; Thanksgiving Day Race Results

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Dec. 1, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Biya Simbassa and Meghan Peyton will compete at the Pacific 10,000m Pursuit track meet in Sacramento on Dec. 6.

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Seven Team USA Minnesota Athletes to Run in Thanksgiving Day Events on Nov. 26

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 23, 2015 - Seven Team USA Minnesota athletes will run in Thanksgiving Day events on Nov. 26, including the Life Time Turkey Day 5k in Minneapolis, the Manchester Road Race in Connecticut, and the Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 5k in San Jose, California.

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Meghan Peyton to Compete at .US National 12k Championships in Alexandria on Nov. 15

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 12, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton will be among the elite competitors who have qualified to run in the .US National 12k Championships in Alexandria, Virginia, on Nov. 15.  During the 2015 year, Peyton finished eighth at the USA Marathon Championships and seventh at the USA 1 Mile Championships to achieve her qualifier.

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Houston Marathon Foundation Continues Commitment to Elite Distance Running Including Team USA Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Nov. 3, 2015 - The Houston Marathon Foundation (HMF) announced this week that it will provide $45,000 in financial support for several U.S. elite long-distance runners and development programs, including to Team USA Minnesota, Zap Fitness, Team Green (Woodlands, Texas) and to five 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifiers from the Great Houston Region.

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Katy Moen Awarded RRCA Roads Scholar Grant; Results from EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 27, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Katy Moen has been awarded a Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Roads Scholar grant for 2015.  She is one of six U.S. distance runners to receive the grant this year.

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Biya Simbassa, Josh Dedering, Emily Gordon to Run Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Oct. 25; Parker Stinson to Compete at Philadelphia Half Marathon Oct. 31

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 15, 2015 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Biya Simbassa, Josh Dedering and Emily Gordon - will be among the competitors at the third edition of the EQT Pittsburgh 10 Miler on Oct. 25.  The race, which starts at 8:00 a.m., features a scenic course through the Steel City.

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Four Team USA Minnesota Women to Compete at USA Women's 10k Championship at Tufts Oct. 12; Results from USA 10 Mile Championships at Twin Cities; Biya Simbassa Wins TC 10k in St. Paul

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 6, 2015 - Four Team USA Minnesota women - Meghan Peyton, Megan Goethals, Katy Moen and Gina Valgoi - will compete at the USATF Women's 10k Championship on Oct. 12 in Boston.  The championship is hosted by the 39th annual Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women.

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