Emily Gordon to Run USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 14; Meghan Peyton to Compete at USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles on March 15

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – March 10, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Emily Gordon will run in the USA 15k Championships in Jacksonville on March 14, while Meghan Peyton will compete in the USA Marathon Championships in Los Angeles on March 15.

The 15k Championships for men and women are being held as part of the 37th annual Gate River Run, which has hosted the USATF 15k Championships for 22 consecutive years.  The race, which is billed as the largest 15k in the U.S. with over 20,000 participants, starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  The elite women will start at 8:24 a.m. (Eastern time) and the men will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the first wave of participants.

Gordon has previously posted 59:04 in the 10 mile and has run 1:14 in the half marathon.  She is making her debut at the 15k distance.  Gordon is preparing to run the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon on May 3.

Team USA Minnesota Receives Allan Steinfeld Development Award at Running USA Conference; Heather Kampf to Run Wanamaker Mile at NYRR Millrose Games Feb. 14; Jon Grey Named to U.S. Team for PanAm Cross Country Cup

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 12, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota has been selected as the 2015 recipient of Running USA’s Allan Steinfeld Development Award.  The distance running training center, which is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, was presented with the $25,000 grant at the Running USA Industry Conference on Feb. 9 in New Orleans.

“We appreciate the opportunity that Running USA provides to American distance training programs and we are extremely pleased to be selected for this award,” said Pat Goodwin, president and founder of Team USA Minnesota. “The grant will provide tremendous assistance to our group as we complete our fourth Olympic cycle in 2016.”

The team’s athletes, who are coached by Dennis Barker, compete on the track, the roads and in cross country.  To date the group has developed 22 national champions and an Olympian, achieved 71 top three finishes in U.S. championship events and placed athletes on 29 world teams.  Team USA Minnesota was also the first recipient of the Allan Steinfeld Development Award, which was presented in 2010.

Eric Finan, Jon Grey, Jon Peterson and Meghan Peyton to Compete at USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder Feb. 7; Indoor Track Results

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 3, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Eric Finan, Jon Grey, Jon Peterson and Meghan Peyton will be among the competitors at the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Colorado, on Feb. 7.  The open women’s 8k race is at 12:15 p.m. and the open men’s 12k is at 1:00 p.m. (Mountain time) and will be broadcast live at

The USA Championships also serves as the trials race to select the Team USA squad that will compete at the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships to be held in Guiyana, China, on March 28.

Brooks Beasts Sign Dorian Ulrey and Matt Hillenbrand

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Entering only its third year as a team, the Brooks Beasts hit the ground running by signing two athletes who deepen and strengthen its roster. Dorian Ulrey and Matt Hillenbrand today join the Beasts and contribute a number of strengths to the team’s growing middle-distance arsenal.

Heather Kampf Wins Mile, 10k and Half Marathon at Bermuda Int’l Race Weekend, Will Compete at Camel City Mile Indoor Meet on Jan. 31; Results from USA Half Marathon Championships

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 20, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf returned to Bermuda this past weekend to defend her two-year title at the Front Street Mile.  Once again, Kampf won the invitational women’s mile for a three peat on Friday evening, Jan. 16.  Her time was 4:53.32.  She then ran in two other events - as part of her training - during Bermuda International Race Weekend and won the 10k in 35:10 on Jan. 17 and then the half marathon in 1:18:05 on Jan. 18.