The funding supports U.S. athletes focusing on either the upcoming marathon trials in Los Angeles in February or in the 10,000 meters at the track trials in Eugene in July.
Great Cow Harbor 10k
Parker Stinson won the Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, on Sept. 19 with a time of 29:12. For the 2015 graduate of the University of Oregon, it was his first win as a professional runner. Next up for Stinson will be the USA 10 Mile Championships which will be held at Twin Cities on Oct. 4.
USA 5k Championships
Gabriele Grunewald finished in fourth place with a time of 15:55 at the USA 5k Championships in Providence on Sept. 20. The race concludes the 2015 season for Grunewald.
Also competing at the 5k championships, which were hosted by the CVS Health Downtown 5k, was Gina Valgoi who crossed the line in 24th place with a time of 17:19. Valgoi will next run in the USA 10k Championships for women which will be held at Tufts in Boston on Oct. 12.
About Team USA Minnesota
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Founded 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.
Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.tcmevents.org). Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation (www.