Entering only its third year as a team, the Brooks Beasts hit the ground running by signing two athletes who deepen and strengthen its roster. Dorian Ulrey and Matt Hillenbrand today join the Beasts and contribute a number of strengths to the team’s growing middle-distance arsenal.
Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 20, 2015 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf returned to Bermuda this past weekend to defend her two-year title at the Front Street Mile. Once again, Kampf won the invitational women’s mile for a three peat on Friday evening, Jan. 16. Her time was 4:53.32. She then ran in two other events - as part of her training - during Bermuda International Race Weekend and won the 10k in 35:10 on Jan. 17 and then the half marathon in 1:18:05 on Jan. 18.
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.
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.
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
- Heather Kampf to Compete at Michigan Track Classic on Aug. 10; Gabriele Grunewald, Kampf Go 1-2 at the Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh
- Team USA Minnesota Runners to Participate in Life Time Fitness Torchlight 5k in Mpls July 23; Eric Finan, Jon Peterson at USA 7 Mile Champs July 26; Heather Kampf at Ryan Shay Mile July 26; Europe Results
- Four Team USA Minnesota Runners In Final Week of European Track Competitions; Gabriele Grunewald Wins Kortrijk 1500m