Gabriele Anderson, Jamie Cheever Compete This Weekend
Minneapolis/St. Paul – May 16, 2012 – Team USA Minnesota’s Gabriele Anderson and Jamie Cheever will compete at the USA Track & Field Occidental High Performance Meet in Los Angeles on May 18, and Meghan Peyton will be at the New Balance Boston Twilight meet on May 19.
At the California meet held at Occidental College, Anderson will run the 1500 meters and Cheever is entered in the steeplechase. Anderson has a best in the 1500 of 4:06.77 and Cheever has posted 10:02.16 in the steeplechase. The steeple will be the first event of the evening starting at 6:15 p.m. (Pacific time) and the women’s 1500 meter heats will begin at 8:05 p.m.
On the East Coast, Peyton will run the 10,000 meters at the Boston Twilight meet, which will be held at the track facility at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She has a best in the distance of 32:59.11. The meet begins at 6 p.m. (Eastern time).
Anderson has an “A” qualifier in the 1500 meters for the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials, which will be held in Eugene June 22-July 1, while Cheever and Peyton currently have “B” qualifiers in their events.
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 www.teamusaminnesota.org.