Minneapolis/St. Paul – Dec. 20, 2012 – Five Team USA Minnesota runners – Meghan Peyton, Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Jamie Cheever, McKenzie Melander and Jon Peterson – have been named to the U.S. team that will compete at the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country meet in Scotland on Jan. 5. In addition, Team USA Minnesota coach Dennis Barker has been selected as one of the coaches that will accompany the team.
Finnish Shoe Company Karhu To Sponsor 2012 ADP American Distance Summit With Free Shoes
(High Point, NC) - The fifth edition of the ADP American Distance Summit will once again provide attending coaches and athletes with a free pair of technical running shoes, this time compliments of legendary Finnish running brand Karhu.
ZAP sent 5 athletes to the Manchester Road Race on Thanksgiving Day to compete in the most competitive Turkey Trot in the country. All five athletes had competed two weeks prior in Richmond, VA and they carried the good momentum into Manchester.
(Lexington, KY) - Mattie Suver and Brianne Nelson, both representing adidas/Boulder Running Company, led wire to wire to take first and second at the 2012 USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Lexington, KY, on Saturday. Nelson pushed the pace early on, leading a pack of eight women through the first mile in a quick 5:10 on a muddy hilly course. The duo would trade the lead as the pack continued to thin, until it was the two teammates and US Olympic Trials 1500m 8th-placer Katherine Mackey.
This was the first time that Team USA Minnesota sent a women’s team to compete at Club Cross. In 2011, the men’s race was won by Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Grey.