Minneapolis/St. Paul – Feb. 2, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Katy Moen and Biya Simbassa will be among the competitors at the USATF Cross Country Championships in Bend, Oregon, this weekend, while Heather Kampf will travel to the other side of the country and run at the Armory Track Invitational in New York City. In addition, five Team USA Minnesota runners will volunteer at the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run that will be held at the University of Minnesota. All three events will be held on Feb. 6.
At the USATF Cross Country Championships, Moen will compete in the senior women’s 10 km scheduled at 1:20 p.m. (Pacific time) and Simbassa will race in the senior men’s 10 km at 2:10 p.m. This will be the first time that the 10 km distance will be contested for this championship – previously the women ran 8 km and the men covered the 12 km distance.
Moen is an accomplished cross country runner having finished eighth individually at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships while her Iowa State University women’s team placed second. Simbassa competed for the University of Oklahoma and in 2014 was second at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships. Both athletes joined Team USA Minnesota last summer.