Heather Kampf Continues Outdoor Track Season with Meets in Italy and Ireland; Results from U.S. Olympic Track Trials in Eugene

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 13, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf has bounced back from the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials to continue her outdoor track season in Europe, with meets in Italy and Ireland.  At the Meeting Sport Soliderta in Lignano, Italy, on July 13, she placed third in the 800 meters in 2:01.26.

Next up for Kampf will be a meet in Padova, Italy, on July 17, followed by the Morton Games in Dublin, Ireland, on July 22.  She will compete in the 1500 meters in Padova and in the women’s mile at the Morton Games.  She has a best in the 1500 of 4:04.46 and a road mile personal best of 4:21.39.

Heather Kampf, Biya Simbassa to Compete at U.S. Olympic Track Trials in Eugene July 1-10; Team USA Minnesota Board Member Lance Elliott to Run in Masters 1500m Exhibition Race at Trials

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 28, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf and Abbabiya “Biya” Simbassa will be among the competitors at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field that will be held July 1-10 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.  The top three athletes in each event who have achieved the Olympic qualifying standard will make the U.S. team that will compete in the Olympic Games that will be held in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-21.

Also running in Eugene during the Trials will be Board member Lance Elliott who will race in the men’s masters 1500 meter exhibition event.

Kampf qualified to compete in the women’s 1500 meters with a time of 4:04.46, well under the qualifying time of 4:09.50 for the U.S. Trials.  The four-time USA 1 Mile Road Champion and U.S. team member in the 1500m at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships also has met the Olympic qualifying standard of 4:07.  In a recent tune-up race at the adidas Boost Boston Games on June 17, Kampf posted 2:00.55 in the 800 meters.

Heather Kampf to Compete at Boston Games June 17; Rob Molke to Run Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon June 18; Biya Simbassa Posts 5000m PR of 13:29 at Portland Meet

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 14, 2016 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will compete in the 800 meters at the adidas Boost Boston Games on June 17, while Rob Molke will head to Duluth to run the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on June 18.

Kampf has run 2:00.04 in the 800 meters and will use the Boston Games as her final race before competing in the 1500 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials July 1-10.  The Friday evening Boston meet will be held at Dilboy Stadium in Somerville, with races starting at 5:45 p.m. (Eastern).

Molke has a best in the half marathon of 1:03:27 and will be among the elite field in the race which starts at 6:15 a.m.  There are 7,500 runners entered in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon.

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.