Team USA Minnesota Starts Search for New Head Coach; Dennis Barker Steps Down after 15 Years with the Team
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 19, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota, a training group for professional distance runners based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, has begun a search for a new head coach. The position is available given the resignation this month of its long-time coach, Dennis Barker.
Four Team USA Minnesota Runners to Participate in Torchlight 5k on July 20; Heather Kampf Is 2nd at Padova 1500m in Italy on July 17
Minneapolis/St. Paul - July 18, 2016 - Four Team USA Minnesota runners - Meghan Peyton, Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa and Rob Molke - will participate in the Twin Cities Orthopedics Torchlight 5k that will be held in downtown Minneapolis on July 20.
Heather Kampf Continues Outdoor Track Season with Meets in Italy and Ireland; Results from U.S. Olympic Track Trials in Eugene
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.
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
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 set to be held in Rio de Janeiro Aug. 5-21.
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
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.
Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson, Biya Simbassa to Compete at Portland Track Festival June 11-12; Heather Kampf Runs 1500m PR at Furman Elite Meet
Minneapolis/St. Paul - June 7, 2016 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Peyton, Katy Moen, Jon Peterson and Biya Simbassa will be among the competitors at the Portland Track Festival held this weekend at Lewis & Clark College. The four athletes are looking to improve their times in either the 5000 or 10,000 meter distances as well as to obtain automatic qualifying times for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials that will be held in Eugene July 1-10.