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Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships on May 12; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson at Newport 10,000 May 14

Minneapolis/St. Paul – May 10, 2016 – Five Team USA Minnesota runners – including defending champion Heather Kampf – will compete at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in downtown Minneapolis on May 12.  Kampf is a two-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile winner and a three-time USATF 1 Mile Road champion.  She has a best in the road mile of 4:21.39. Also running in the 1 Mile Road Championships will be teammates Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa.  Peyton has a best in the mile of 4:40.5, and Moen ran 4:50.04 in her first road mile at the Grand Blue Mile on April 26.  Peterson has run 4:00.41 in the mile while Simbassa has posted 4:06.38 in the distance.

According to race officials, the event is expected to draw more than 2,800 runners during a full evening of racing in addition to the men’s and women’s championship races.  The Medtronic TC 1 Mile will also feature a new course, starting near the Mill City Museum, racing past Gold Medal Park, and finishing along the Mississippi Riverfront near the Guthrie Theatre.

The mile races start at 6:30 p.m. with the women’s championship race scheduled for 7:54 p.m. and the men’s championship race at 8:06 p.m.

Newport 10,000 – Jersey City

Rob Molke and Jon Peterson will be among the competitors at the Newport 10,000 in Jersey City on May 14.  Molke has a best of 28:57 in the 10,000 meters and Peterson has posted 28:50 in the distance.

The race starts at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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