Team USA Minnesota News
Team USA Minnesota’s Jon Grey and Meghan Peyton will head to the West Coast this weekend to run in the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California, while Heather Kampf will travel East to compete in the B.A.A. Mile in Boston.
Grey and Peyton will open their outdoor track seasons by running in the 5000-meter invitational races that will be held on Friday, April 18. The women’s event will be held at 8:17 p.m. (Pacific time) and the men will race at 8:35 p.m. The Mt. SAC (San Antonio College) Distance Carnival and Invitational are part of the Relays that are held at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Grey has a best in the distance of 13:46.12 and Peyton has posted 15:41.1 in the 5000m. Grey most recently finished seventh at the USA 15K Championships on March 15, while Peyton was eighth at the 15K Championships and also eighth at the USA 10 Mile Championships that were held on April 6.
After Mt. SAC, both athletes will next compete at the Payton Jordan Invitational on May 4 where they will run the 10,000 meters.
B.A.A. Invitational Mile
Heather Kampf will be among the women in the professional field at the B.A.A. Invitational Mile that will be held Saturday, April 19, on the streets of Boston. The morning race covers a three lap course that begins and ends on Boylston Street, which is the site of the Boston Marathon finish line.
Kampf finished third in the race last year with a time of 4:53.5. This event will mark the start of her outdoor season. She concluded her indoor season as a member of the U.S. team that competed at the IAAF World Indoor Championships that were held in Poland March 7-9. Kampf was a finalist in the 1500m at World Indoor.
The B.A.A. Invitational Mile was first held in 2009 and is part of the Boston Marathon weekend, with the marathon held on Patriot’s Day which this year is Monday, April 21.
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 major sponsor of the program.
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