Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 19, 2014 – Five Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Heather Kampf, Gabriele Grunewald, Meghan Peyton, Travis Burkstrand and Jon Peterson – will be among the competitors at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships to be held in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday evening, April 22.
The 1 Mile Road Championships are being hosted by the Grand Blue Mile, part of the Drake Relays week of events. At last year’s race in Des Moines, Kampf finished third, Grunewald was fifth and Peyton crossed the line in 12th place. This will be the first appearance at the 1 Mile Road Championships for Burkstrand and Peterson.
Kampf, who won the 2012 USA 1 Mile Road Championships, has a best in the distance of 4:27.1. Grunewald, who is the 2014 USA Indoor 3000-meter Champion, has run 4:21.3 for the mile on the roads. Peyton’s best is 4:40.5.