Four Team USA Minnesota Runners on the Track April 6; Race Results from Cherry Blossom, Carlsbad

Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 3, 2012 – Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Chris Rombough, Katie McGregor, Meghan Peyton and Jamie Cheever - will begin their outdoor track seasons on April 6, competing at either the Stanford Invitational or the Hamline Invitational.

Rombough will travel to Palo Alto with the University of Minnesota men’s track team, where he is a volunteer assistant coach, to run in the men’s 1500 meters at Stanford. He has a best in the distance of 3:44.49. Rombough most recently was a member of the U.S. men’s 8k team that ran in the NACAC (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Cross Country Championships on March 17.

At the Hamline Invitational in St. Paul, McGregor, Peyton and Cheever will run the 5000 meters. The race, at 11 a.m., will be the first event of the day-long meet, which is being held on the Mondo track at Klas Center on the Hamline University campus.

McGregor has a best in the 5000 meters of 15:22.6, Peyton has run 15:41.1, and Cheever has posted 15:56.7 in the distance. In March, McGregor and Peyton competed at the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville, and Cheever was on the U.S. women’s 6k team that competed at the NACAC Cross Country Championships.

Weekend Race Results

Josh Moen finished seventh in the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile in Washington, D.C., on April 1. His time was 48:38.

In California, also on April 1, Andrew Carlson was 15th at the Carlsbad 5000 with a time of 14:13.

About Team USA Minnesota

Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Formed in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians. The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker, head cross country and track coach at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Life Time Run (www.lifetimerun.com) and its silver sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.tcmevents.org). It is also supported by the New York Road Runners and the USA Distance Project. For more information, visit the team’s web site at www.teamsuaminnesota.org.