Minneapolis/St. Paul – May 20, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf has been selected as a member of the U.S. team that will compete in the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas on May 24-25. In addition, Travis Burkstrand will compete in Austin, Texas, at the American Track League meet on May 23 and Gabriele Grunewald won the 3000-meter race at the Ponce Grand Prix on May 17.
Kampf will be part of the women’s 4 x 1500 meter team that will race at the inaugural World Relays in Nassau. More than 700 athletes are expected to compete during the two-day event with the women’s 4 x 1500 team scheduled to run on the afternoon of May 24. Kampf has a best of 4:07.15 in the 1500m which she set at the 2014 Drake Relays. Most recently, she posted 2:01.87 in the 800m at the USATF High Performance Meet at Occidental College in Los Angeles on May 15.
Burkstrand will travel to Austin to run the 1500 meters at the fourth stop on the American Track League’s inaugural circuit. Burkstrand has a best of 3:43.82 in the 1500. He most recently ran the 800m at the High Performance Meet with a time of 1:48.72. The League has been developed by the Doyle Management Group.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 29, 2014 – Three Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson and Travis Burkstrand – will compete at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., on May 4 and on the same date, Ben Sathre will run the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon.
At Payton Jordan on Sunday evening, May 4, on the Stanford University campus, Peyton will compete in the 10,000 meters, Peterson will run the 5000 meters, and Burkstrand will race the 1500 meters.
Peyton has a best in the 10,000m of 32:59.11. Most recently she posted 16:03.99 in the 5000m at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18 and ran 4:47.80 at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships on April 22.
Burkstrand has run 3:45.0 in the 1500m and has a best in the mile on the indoor track of 4:00.15. Peterson has a best in the 5000m of 13:41.93 in the distance.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 23, 2014 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf won the women’s race at the USA 1 Mile Road Championships in Des Moines on April 22 to reclaim a title she also won in 2012. Her time was 4:34.6 and was a course record for the downtown race, which was held in conjunction with the Grand Blue Mile, part of the week long events for the annual Drake Relays.
“It was definitely a tight battle coming down the stretch and I didn’t know who else was coming,” said Kampf. “I was worried about those late closers. I just had to give it my all and see what I could do all the way to the finish. I won this championship in 2012 when it was held at the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in Minneapolis and it was my goal to get back to the top ever since.”
Also running in the women’s race were Gabriele Grunewald who was 12th in 4:45.91, and Meghan Peyton who crossed the line in 13th place in 4:47.80.
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.
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