Minneapolis/St. Paul – Jan. 14, 2014 – Six Team USA Minnesota distance runners will start their 2014 seasons by competing this weekend in the USA Half Marathon Championships in Houston, the Invitational Bermuda Mile in Hamilton, and the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse in Minneapolis.
The USA Half Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Jan. 19 and will feature deep fields of American men and women. Team USA Minnesota runners Jon Grey, Ben Sathre, Meghan Peyton and Dani Stack will be among the field.
Grey set his personal best in the half marathon at the Aramco Houston Half in 2012 when he posted 1:02:55. More recently he finished sixth at the 2013 Pittsburgh 10 Mile with a time of 47:38. Sathre’s best races in 2013 occurred at the USA 25k Championships where he finished 10th in 1:17:42 and at the Shamrock Shuffle 8k where he was fifth in 23:19.