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Jon Grey to Race at USATF Club Cross Championships Dec. 13; Emily Gordon Will Run Santa to the Sea Half Marathon Dec. 14

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Dec. 9, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Grey will be among the competitors at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 13, while Emily Gordon will run in the Santa to the Sea Half Marathon in Oxnard, California, on Dec. 14.

The last time Grey competed at the USATF National Club Cross Country Championships was 2011 when it was held in Seattle.  Grey won the men’s open 10k race that year and went on to race at the 2012 Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge in January and placed fourth.

Heather Kampf, Eric Finan, Jon Peterson to Compete at Grandma’s Minnesota Mile in Duluth Sept. 7; Results from Races Held Aug. 30-Sept. 2

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Sept. 3, 2014 – Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Heather Kampf, Eric Finan and Jon Peterson – will be among the elite competitors at Grandma’s Minnesota Mile in downtown Duluth on Sept. 7

The 2014 point-to-point race will mark the fifth appearance for Kampf at the event.  She won the race in 2012, was second in 2013 and finished third in both 2011 and 2010.  She has a best in the road mile of 4:21.3 which she set this summer when she won the Ryan Shay Mile in Michigan.

Finan has a best in the mile of 3:58.73 which he posted in June when he won the Adrian Martinez Mile in Concord, Mass.  Peterson set his mile best time of 4:00.54 in July at the Letterkenny Mile Challenge in Ireland.

Grandma’s Minnesota Mile is the final stop on the inaugural Bring Back the Mile Grand Prix Tour 2014.  The women’s elite race will be held at 10:20 a.m. and the men will run at 10:30.

Gabriele Grunewald to Run at DecaNation and Zagreb World Challenge Aug. 30 and Sept. 2; Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson to Compete at USA 20k Championships in New Haven Sept. 1

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Aug. 27, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Grunewald will run in two track meets in Europe over the next week while Meghan Peyton and Jon Peterson will travel to New Haven to compete in the USA 20k Championships on Labor Day.

Grunewald will run the 800 meters as part of the U.S. team at the DecaNations Track & Field meet in Valence, France, on Aug. 30.  The meet is organized by the French Athletics Federation and has been held since 2005 with eight nations participating.  She has a best of 2:01.38 in the 800m.

Heather Kampf, Meghan Peyton to Compete at Crim Festival of Races in Flint, Michigan, Aug. 22-23; Gabriele Grunewald Returns to Europe for Track Races

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Aug. 19, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Meghan Peyton will run in the Crim Festival of Races in Flint, Michigan, on Aug. 22-23, while teammate Gabriele Grunewald heads to Europe for three weeks of track competitions starting with Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix meet on Aug. 24.

In downtown Flint, Kampf will compete in the Michigan Mile Race Series on Aug. 22, with the Professional Mile for Women set for 7 p.m.  She won the mile race last year with a time of 4:47.  So far this month, Kampf placed second at the Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on Aug. 1 and was fourth in the 800 meters at the Michigan Track Classic on Aug. 10.

On Aug. 23, Peyton will be among the competitors in the Crim 10 Mile which starts at 8 a.m.  In 2013, she finished sixth at this race with a time of 56:42.  Peyton will next race on Sept. 1 at the USA 20k Championships in New Haven, where she is the defending champion.

Heather Kampf to Compete at Michigan Track Classic on Aug. 10; Gabriele Grunewald, Kampf Go 1-2 at the Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – Aug. 6, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will compete in the 800 meters at the 2014 Michigan Track Classic on Aug. 10.  The event will be held at the Saline High School track, which is located in Saline, Michigan, near Ann Arbor.  The 800 meter race starts at 7:30 p.m.

Kampf has a best in the distance of 2:00.04.

At the GNC Live Well Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh on Aug. 1, Gabriele Grunewald was first and teammate Kampf was second in times of 4:31.68 and 4:32.12 respectively.  Kampf has been a two-time winner of the Liberty Mile while Grunewald had finished second in the first year of the race in 2012.