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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:06

Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever, Meghan Peyton, Kevin Lewis to Compete at USA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento June 22-25; Ryan Rutherford 6th at Steamboat Classic

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Minneapolis/St. Paul –June 20, 2017 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf, Jamie Cheever, Meghan Peyton and Kevin Lewis will be among the athletes who will compete at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships, which will be held June 22-25 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium.

Kampf has qualified for the women’s 1500 meters with a time of 4:05.31.  The first round of the 1500m will be held at 8:05 p.m. on June 22, with the final scheduled two days later at 2:12 p.m.  Kampf is a University of Minnesota alum

Cheever, also a University of Minnesota alum, will compete in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.  The first round will be contested on June 22 at 7:13 p.m., and the final will be held on June 24 at 2:24 p.m.  Cheever qualified with a time of 9:47.70 in the steeple.

Peyton and Lewis, both graduates of the University of Iowa, will be among the distance runners competing in the 10,000 meters on June 22.  Peyton qualified for the women’s 10,000m with a time of 33:04.29 – the race will be held at 8:27 p.m.  Lewis, with a qualifying time of 28:56.66, will compete in the men’s 10,000m at 9:09 p.m.

All times listed are Pacific.  The weather forecast for the Sacramento area will be extremely hot, with temperatures reaching 109 on Thursday, and 102 on Friday and Saturday during the Championships.

Steamboat Classic

Ryan Rutherford finished sixth at the Steamboat Classic 4 Mile road race that was held in Peoria on June 17.  His time was 19:05.

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 group is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians.  The athletes are coached by Chris Lundstrom.  Team USA Minnesota’s gold sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion.  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation, the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, and Twin Cities Orthopedics.  For more information, visit the team’s web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.

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