Heather Kampf to Compete at Ryan Shay Mile July 28; Gabriele Anderson Wins Morton Games 800 meters; Andrew Carlson 5th at Wharf to Wharf 6 Mile
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Heather Kampf to Compete at Ryan Shay Mile July 28; Gabriele Anderson Wins Morton Games 800 meters; Andrew Carlson 5th at Wharf to Wharf 6 Mile

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Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 26, 2012 – Team USA Minnesota’s Heather Kampf will run the Ryan Shay Mile held for the fifth time in Charlevoix, Michigan, on July 28.  The event honors the memory of Shay, a well-known competitor who ran for Notre Dame and won the 2003 USA Marathon Championship, who died suddenly during the 2008 USA Olympic Marathon Trials. 

Kampf, who competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 800 and 1500 meters, won the USA 1 Mile Road Championship in Minneapolis in May and was second at the Grand Blue Mile in Des Moines in April.  She has a best of 4:30.95 on the road which she set at the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City.  In the 1500 meters she has posted 4:12.09 and in the 800 she has run 2:00.41.

“I am so excited to be racing the Ryan Shay Mile,” Kampf told Race Results Weekly.  “I think running in a race that is in memorial of such a great athlete AND a great person elevates the status of the competition, and pushes all of us as competitors to compete at a higher level in his honor.  It reminds us of how special our gifts are and gives us a chance to celebrate them.”

The invitational road mile, with separate races for men and women, starts at 10:30 a.m.

Morton Games Results

Gabriele Anderson won her section of the 800 meters with a time of 2:02.99 at the Morton Games in Dublin, Ireland, on July 25.  At the same meet, Jamie Cheever finished 11th in the women’s mile with a time of 4:42.44.

Both athletes will return to Minnesota having now concluded their competitions during the European track season that was scheduled prior to the Olympic Games, which begin July 27 in London.

Wharf to Wharf Results

Andrew Carlson was fifth in the Wharf to Wharf 6 mile in Santa Cruz, Calif., on July 22.  His time in the 40th annual race was 28:09.


About Team USA Minnesota

Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Formed 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, head cross country and track coach at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.  Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Life Time Run (www.lifetimerun.com) and its silver sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion (www.tcmevents.org).  It is also supported by the New York Road Runners and the USA Distance Project.  For more information, visit the team’s web site at

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