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Heather Kampf, Katy Moen to Compete in the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines on April 26; Kampf to Run the 1500m at Drake Relays April 29

Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 26, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Katy Moen will be among the competitors in the women’s professional mile race at the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines this evening, April 26.  Then Kampf will race in the women’s 1500 meters at the Drake Relays on April 29. Kampf is the defending champion of the Grand Blue Mile and will be making her sixth appearance at the event.  She also holds the course record of 4:32.62 which she set in 2014.  Most recently Kampf placed second at the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston on April 16.  She is a three-time USA Road Mile Champion. Moen will be making her first appearance at the Grand Blue Mile.  The Iowa native and 2015 graduate of Iowa State University has a best in the 1500 meters of 4:22.66.  This will be her debut in the road mile.

The Grand Blue Mile is held in downtown Des Moines with the women’s mile race starting at 7:15 p.m. on Locust Street and finishing on Grand Avenue.

At the Hy-Vee Night at Drake Relays on Friday evening, April 29, Kampf will race in the women’s invitational 1500 meters at 7:56 p.m.  The race is part of the Rio Olympic Games Preview and features a deep field of competitors in the race on the blue oval.

Kampf has a best in the 1500 of 4:04.50

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 (  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation (, and the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon (  For more information, visit the team’s web site at