Team USA Minnesota News

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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Seven Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Twin Cities Oct. 3-4, with Six Entered in the USA 10 Mile Championships on Oct. 4

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 29, 2015 - Seven Team USA Minnesota runners will compete in races during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon weekend, including in the TC 10k on Oct. 3 and in the USA 10 Mile Championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 10 Mile on Oct. 4.

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Team USA Minnesota Receives Special RRCA Olympic Development Grant; Parker Stinson Wins Cow Harbor 10k; Gabriele Grunewald 4th at USA 5k Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 23, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota has received one of five special grants awarded to U.S. Distance Training Centers by the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) to support its efforts to develop athletes for the 2016 Olympic Trials.  The grants are in the amount of $5,000 each.

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Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USA 5k Championships Sept. 20; Parker Stinson to Run at Cow Harbor 10k Sept. 19; Gabriele Grunewald Wins Minnesota Mile; Heather Kampf 4th at 5th Avenue Mile

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 15, 2015 - Three Team USA Minnesota runners - Gabriele Grunewald, Gina Valgoi and Jon Peterson - will compete in the USA 5k Championships in Providence on Sept. 20, while Parker Stinson will run in the Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, on Sept. 19.

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Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon Enters Second Year of Team USA Minnesota Sponsorship

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 10, 2015 - The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon has announced that it will renew its sponsorship of Team USA Minnesota, a post-collegiate distance training center focused on developing Olympians and national champions.  The support of Team USA Minnesota is part of P3R's American Development Program, an initiative to increase exposure and racing opportunities for American professional runners.

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Heather Kampf to Compete at Long Island Mile Sept. 9, 5th Avenue Mile on Sept. 13; Gabriele Grunewald, Gina Valgoi, Jon Peterson to Run the Minnesota Mile Sept. 13

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 8, 2015 - The Team USA Minnesota runners will be focused on the mile this week with athletes competing in the Hoka One One Long Island Mile on Sept. 9, the New York Road Runners 5th Avenue Mile on Sept. 13, and Grandma's Minnesota Mile in Duluth on Sept. 13.

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Parker Stinson to Compete at USA 20k Championships in New Haven Sept. 7; Megan Goethals, Gina Valgoi to Run Victory 10k/5k in Minneapolis on Labor Day; Heather Kampf Wins Crim Mile in Michigan

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 1, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Parker Stinson will be among the deep field of American competitors at the USA 20k Championships in New Haven on Sept. 7.  The race is held in conjunction with the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race and starts at 8:40 a.m. (Eastern).  Also competing on Labor Day will be Megan Goethals and Gina Valgoi who will run in the Victory 10k and 5k races respectively in Minneapolis with the 10k starting at 8:00 a.m.

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Heather Kampf to Compete in Mile at Crim Festival of Races on Aug. 21

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 19, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf will be among the competitors in the professional women's mile at the Health Plus Crim Festival of Races in Flint, Michigan, on Aug. 21.  The event, part of the Michigan Mile Race Series, starts at 7 p.m. (Eastern).

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Parker Stinson, Biya Simbassa, Katy Moen and Megan Goethals Join Team USA Minnesota

Minneapolis/St. Paul - Aug. 11, 2015 - Four up-and-coming and highly decorated collegiate distance runners have joined Team USA Minnesota, bringing the number of athletes to 11 in the long-time training group that is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul.  The recent graduates include Parker Stinson from the University of Oregon, Biya Simbassa of the University of Oklahoma, Katy Moen from Iowa State University, and Megan Goethals out of the University of Washington.

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