• 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 that will be held in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-21.

    Also running in Eugene during the Trials will be Board member Lance Elliott who will race in the men’s masters 1500 meter exhibition event.

    Kampf qualified to compete in the women’s 1500 meters with a time of 4:04.46, well under the qualifying time of 4:09.50 for the U.S. Trials.  The four-time USA 1 Mile Road Champion and U.S. team member in the 1500m at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships also has met the Olympic qualifying standard of 4:07.  In a recent tune-up race at the adidas Boost Boston Games on June 17, Kampf posted 2:00.55 in the 800 meters.

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  • Norman runs third-fastest 200m in high school history on final day of USATF Juniors

    CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA -- The final day of the USATF Junior Championships did not disappoint, as Michael Norman (Murrieta, California) turned in the performance of a lifetime in the men’s 200m, highlighting 15 finals on the final day of the 2016 USATF Junior Championships at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

    Norman runs into record books

    Norman was superhuman on Sunday, turning in the third-fastest time in U.S. high school history with his 20.15 in the 200m finals. His time goes down as a meet record and the top junior time in the world this year, just .02 off the American junior record. sets him up well for a strong showing at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field.

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  • Hometown Hero Flanagan Sets American Record at B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital

    American Olympian Shalane Flanagan, Kenyan Daniel Chebii win sixth annual B.A.A. 10K titles - BOSTON – On a picture perfect summer day, Massachusetts native Shalane Flanagan cruised to an American record at the sixth annual B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital. Preparing for the Olympic Marathon later this summer, Flanagan motored her way to a time of 30:52, shattering both the national and event records. For the men, Daniel Chebii of Kenya won his American road racing debut in 27:55. In total, 7,805 participants finished this year's B.A.A. 10K, the largest in event history. The B.A.A. 10K, presented by Brigham and Women's Hospital, is an IAAF Bronze Label road race.

    "There's just nothing better than hearing the chants of 'Go USA!'" said Flanagan, describing what it meant to set an American record in her home city. "There's just nothing better than running at home before we go and represent our country in Rio.

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  • Top teenagers take center stage at USATF Juniors

    CLOVIS, California – Veterans Memorial Stadium is set to host yet another stellar championship meet as the 2016 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships head to Central California, June 24-26. Boasting the nation’s premier junior athletes competing for a spot on Team USA, the championship serves as the selection meet for the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, July 19-24.

    Athletes ranging from ages 14-19 from around the United States are registered to compete in the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships, including hundreds of collegiate and high school superstars. Fans can watch the action live daily on USATF.TV +PLUS. The broadcast will begin each day with the first scheduled running event. Live webcast and on-demand videos for all three days will only be available with a USATF.TV +PLUS subscription (sign up here).

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  • Jared Ward Wins Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon in Olympic Tune-Up

    Samuel Golitom Hadgu and Sophia Liu place first in the men’s and women’s marathon; Kara Ford wins the women’s half marathon - SEATTLE – June 18, 2016 - Since its founding, Seattle has been given many nicknames, but the one that really resonated with runners at Saturday’sAlaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon was Emerald City. With ideal temperatures in the 60s and cloudy skies, Washington’s most-populous region showed off its beautiful early-summer green hues for thousands of participants who got to take in a mixture of urban views of Seattle’s downtown, as well as stunning vistas along the city’s Lake Washington.

    The courses for both the half marathon and marathon this year were revamped with the start kicking off within sight of the city’s iconic Space Needle and the finish taking place at the home of the Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink Field.

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