Team USA Minnesota News

Four Team USA Minnesota Distance Runners to Compete at USATF Outdoor Championships in Eugene July 25-28

Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 23, 2015 - Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Gabriele Grunewald, Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton and Jon Peterson - will be among the qualified competitors at the USATF Outdoor Championships at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, June 25-28.  At the championships, athletes can earn spots on the 2015 IAAF World Championships team set for Aug. 22-30 in Beijing, China, as well as on the Pan American Games, Thorpe Cup and NACAC Championships teams.

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Josh Dedering to Make Marathon Debut at Grandma's in Duluth on June 20; Heather Kampf Is 3rd in 1500m at IAAF World Challenge; Results from Track Meets

Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 16, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Josh Dedering will make his marathon debut at the 39th annual Grandma's Marathon in Duluth on June 20.  He has a best of 1:03:31 in the half marathon which is an Olympic Trials qualifier for the marathon.

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Heather Kampf, Gabriele Grunewald Head to Europe to Compete in IAAF Diamond League Meets; Jon Peterson, Meghan Peyton to Run in Meets on East and West Coasts

Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 2, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf and Gabriele Grunewald head to Europe this week to compete in a series of IAAF Diamond League track meets, including in Rome, Birmingham and Oslo.  In addition, Kampf will run in the Rabat, Morocco IAAF World Challenge.  Both athletes will race the 1500 meters at each meet.

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Gabriele Grunewald to Race at Prefontaine Classic May 30; Heather Kampf Wins 3rd USA 1 Mile Road Championship

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 20, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Gabriele Grunewald will be among the top international competitors at the Prefontaine Classic on May 30.  Grunewald will run the 5000 meters at the IAAF Diamond League meet that will be held at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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Twin Cities In Motion Renews as Team USA Minnesota's Major Sponsor; $60,000 Contribution over Two Years Enhances Pro Distance Development Program

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 13, 2015 - Twin Cities In Motion, organizers of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, the Medtronic TC 1 Mile, and a host of running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, has renewed its partnership with Twin Cities-based Team USA Minnesota, the professional long distance running training center that has developed 22 national champions and sent dozens of athletes to international competitions, including the Olympic Games.

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Heather Kampf and Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USA 1 Mile Road Championships on May 14; Gabriele Grunewald to Run at Hoka One One Meet May 14

Minneapolis/St. Paul - May 12, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf and three teammates - Meghan Peyton, Gina Valgoi, and Jon Peterson - will be among the competitors at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile on May 14.  On the West Coast, Gabriele Grunewald will run in the Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic in Eagle Rock, California, (near Pasadena) on May 14.

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Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton to Compete at Drake Relays April 23-24; Kampf Defends Title at Grand Blue Mile; B.A.A. Mile and Mt. SAC Results

Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 22, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Heather Kampf and Meghan Peyton will compete on the track at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, with Kampf running the 800 meters on April 24 and Peyton in the 5000 meters on April 23.  As part of the Drake Relays week of festivities, Kampf defended her title at the Grand Blue Mile on April 21.

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Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Mt. SAC Relays on April 17, B.A.A. Invitational Mile on April 18, and Grand Blue Mile on April 21; Results from Cherry Blossom Ten Mile

Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 14, 2015 - The Team USA Minnesota runners will be traveling April 17-21 to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston, and to the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines.  Jon Peterson will compete at Mt. SAC on April 17, Heather Kampf and Gabriele Grunewald will run in the B.A.A. Mile on April 18, and Kampf will defend her title at the Grand Blue Mile on April 21.

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Josh Dedering to Run Cherry Blossom Ten Mile April 12; Gabriele Grunewald Wins Stanford 5000m Race April 3; Jon Peterson, Jon Grey Set PRs in 5000m

Minneapolis/St. Paul - April 6, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Josh Dedering will be among the competitors at the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. on April 12.  The men's elite field starts at 7:30 a.m. (Eastern) along with the first wave of participants in a field of over 14,000 runners.  The run starts and finishes on the Washington Monument Grounds.

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Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete in the 5000m at the Stanford Invite April 3

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 31, 2015 - Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Gabriele Grunewald, Jon Peterson and Jon Grey - will compete in the 5000 meters at the Stanford Track & Field Invitational in California on April 3.  All three athletes will be opening their outdoor track season at this meet.

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DIII Standout Josh Dedering of UW-LaCrosse Joins Team USA Minnesota; Meghan Peyton Finishes 8th at USA Marathon Championships

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 17, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota has added Josh Dedering - a DIII standout runner who graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse in 2014 - to its roster.  He will focus on distances from the 10k up through the marathon.

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Emily Gordon to Run USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 14; Meghan Peyton to Compete at USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles on March 15

Minneapolis/St. Paul - March 10, 2015 - Team USA Minnesota's Emily Gordon will run in the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 14, while Meghan Peyton will compete in the USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles on March 15.

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