Team USA Minnesota News
Seven Team USA Minnesota distance runners – Jon Grey, Jon Peterson, Ben Sathre, Eric Finan, Dani Stack, Gabriele Grunewald and Ladia Albertson-Junkans – will assist with the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run on February 1. Over 500 kids are expected to participate in the indoor track event to be held at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse.
Hosted by Twin Cities In Motion, the annual event begins at 9:00 a.m. with races for the kids that include a half mile, mile and relay runs on the indoor 200 meter track. Races begin with the youngest age groups first and are run in ascending order. The relays are the last races and will be made up of multiple age groups.
The Team USA Minnesota athletes will be on hand to lead kids through warm-ups, cheer on the runners, inspire and interact with the kids, sign autographs and generate lots of fun.
Indoor Track Meet Results
Gabriele Grunewald was second with a time of 4:12.76 in the 1500m at the Glasgow British Athletics International Match in Scotland on January 25. The time was an indoor personal best for Grunewald and the first indoor race she has competed in since 2011. Grunewald was a member of the U.S. team that competed in a range of track and field events on the indoor track at the Emirates Arena.
In New York City at the Armory, Heather Kampf ran the mile in 4:30.14 (for an indoor personal best) to finish in fourth place. This was Kampf’s first indoor mile of the 2014 season. This weekend she will compete in the 800 meters on February 2 at the Camel City Indoor Meet in Winston-Salem.
At the Terrier Invitational at Boston University, Travis Burkstrand ran a personal best of 4:00.15 in the mile (previous was 4:06.68) and crossed the line in second place. Burkstrand will next run the 800m at the Indiana University Relays on February 1.
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities. Formed in 2001, the purpose of the training center is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians. Twin Cities In Motion is a silver sponsor of the program.
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