The USATF Cross Country Championships serves as the National Team selection event for the APA Pan American Cross Country Cup that will be held March 5 in Carabelleda, Venezuela, with five athletes selected for each junior and senior men’s and women’s squad. The championships in Bend is also part of the 2016 USATF Running Circuit and will be televised at www.usatf.tv.
Armory Track Invitational
Heather Kampf will run the 3000 meters at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City on Feb. 6. Kampf has a best of 4:04.50 in the 1500m and is going up in distance for this indoor track meet.
The women’s 3000m is one of eight elite-athlete invitational events being contested between 1 and 3 p.m. (Eastern) at the Armory on Saturday.
TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run
Five Team USA Minnesota runners – Rob Molke, Jon Peterson, Meghan Peyton, Megan Goethals and Gina Valgoi – will be on hand to assist with the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run on Feb. 6. Over 1,000 kids are expected to participate in the indoor track event to be held at the University of Minnesota.
Hosted by Twin Cities In Motion, the annual event begins at 9:00 a.m. with races for the kids that include a half mile, mile and relay runs on the indoor 200 meter track. Races begin with the youngest age groups first. Participants include kids in pre-school/kindergarten up through 6th grade.
The Team USA Minnesota athletes will lead kids through warm-ups, cheer on the runners, inspire and interact with the kids, sign autographs and generate lots of run
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.