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Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen at Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k June 4; Heather Kampf to Compete at Furman Elite 1500m June 4; Coach Dennis Barker Publishes “The River Road” Novel

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 2, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Meghan Peyton and Katy Moen will be among the all-American field at the 38th edition of Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k on June 4 in Albany, New York.  On the same date, Heather Kampf will compete in the Furman Elite 1500 meter women’s race in Greenville, South Carolina.

On the track, Peyton has a best of 15:41 and Moen has posted 15:52 in the 5000m.  Most recently, at the Brian Kraft Memorial 5k road race in Minneapolis on May 30, Peyton finished second in 16:17 and Moen was third in 16:42.

The Freihofer’s 5k starts at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) in New York’s capital city.

Five Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at USATF 1 Mile Road Championships on May 12; Rob Molke, Jon Peterson at Newport 10,000 May 14

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – May 10, 2016 – Five Team USA Minnesota runners – including defending champion Heather Kampf – will compete at the USATF 1 Mile Road Championships hosted by the Medtronic TC 1 Mile in downtown Minneapolis on May 12.  Kampf is a two-time Medtronic TC 1 Mile winner and a three-time USATF 1 Mile Road champion.  She has a best in the road mile of 4:21.39.

Also running in the 1 Mile Road Championships will be teammates Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa.  Peyton has a best in the mile of 4:40.5, and Moen ran 4:50.04 in her first road mile at the Grand Blue Mile on April 26.  Peterson has run 4:00.41 in the mile while Simbassa has posted 4:06.38 in the distance.

Heather Kampf, Katy Moen to Compete in the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines on April 26; Kampf to Run the 1500m at Drake Relays April 29

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 26, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Katy Moen will be among the competitors in the women’s professional mile race at the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines this evening, April 26.  Then Kampf will race in the women’s 1500 meters at the Drake Relays on April 29.

Kampf is the defending champion of the Grand Blue Mile and will be making her sixth appearance at the event.  She also holds the course record of 4:32.62 which she set in 2014.  Most recently Kampf placed second at the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston on April 16.  She is a three-time USA Road Mile Champion.

Moen will be making her first appearance at the Grand Blue Mile.  The Iowa native and 2015 graduate of Iowa State University has a best in the 1500 meters of 4:22.66.  This will be her debut in the road mile.

Heather Kampf Is 2nd at B.A.A. Invitational Mile; Biya Simbassa Is 4th at Mt. SAC Invitational 5000m

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 19, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf placed second in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston on April 16, while Biya Simbassa finished fourth in the men’s invitational 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 15.

Kampf’s time in the B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association) Invitational Mile was 4:49.8, just a step behind the winner.  This was the third time in a row that Kampf has been the runner-up at the road mile race that is held two days before the Boston Marathon.  The tactical race unfolded on three 522-meter laps before reaching the finish line on Boylston Street.

Three Team USA Minnesota Runners to Compete at Mt. SAC Relays April 15; Heather Kampf to Run B.A.A. Invitational Mile in Boston April 16

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – April 12, 2016 – Three Team USA Minnesota runners – Biya Simbassa, Meghan Peyton and Katy Moen – will compete in the 5000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays in California on April 15, while Heather Kampf will run in the B.A.A. Professional Invitational Mile in Boston on April 16.

The 5000 meter races will be held as part of the Mt. SAC (San Antonio College) Relays Distance Carnival and Invitational on Friday evening.  The women’s invitational 5000m will start at 7:45 p.m. and the men’s 5000m sections will begin at 8:20 p.m. (both times Pacific).