Team USA Minnesota News
Gabriele Grunewald on U.S. Team for Glasgow Int'l Match; Heather Kampf at New Balance Games/New York; Travis Burkstrand at Terrier Invite in Boston
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Jan. 22, 2014 - Team USA Minnesota's Gabriele Grunewald has been named to the U.S. Team that will compete at the Glasgow British Athletics International Match in Scotland on Jan. 25. On the same day, Heather Kampf will run in the New Balance Games in New York City and Travis Burkstrand will be at the Terrier Invitational in Boston.
Grunewald (formerly Anderson) will run the 1500 meters and is the only U.S. representative who will compete in the women's race which will be held on the indoor track at the state-of-the-art Emirates Arena. She has a best in the distance of 4:01.48. The Glasgow International Match is the first event of the 2014 British Athletics Series.
Kampf will head to New York City on Jan. 25 for the New Balance Games at the Armory where she will run the mile. Kampf won the Bermuda Mile on the roads on Jan. 17 and has a personal best in the road mile of 4:27.1. On Feb 2, Kampf will compete in the 800 meters when she runs at the Camel City Indoor Meet in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Kampf has posted 2:00.04 in the 800.
In Boston on Jan. 25, Burkstrand will run the mile at the Terrier Invitational which will be held at Boston University. He has a best in the distance on the track of 4:06.68. He most recently won the indoor mile at the Northwest Open at the University of Minnesota on Jan. 18. Burkstrand will then travel to Bloomington on Feb. 1 for the Indiana University Relays where he will compete in the 800 meters. He has run 1:47.56 in the 800.
About Team USA Minnesota
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians. The athletes are coached by Dennis Barker. Team USA Minnesota's major sponsors are Life Time Run (www.lifetimerun.com) and the New York Road Runners (www.nyrr.org). Its silver sponsors are Twin Cities In Motion (www.tcmevents.org) and the Houston Marathon Foundation (www.houstonmarathonfoundation.com). For more information, visit the team's web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.
Contact: Pat Goodwin, 952-454-8876, firstname.lastname@example.org