Katie McGregor Finishes 5th, Meghan Armstrong 12th at USA Women's 10k Championship in Boston Oct. 12; Josh Moen to Run Race for
Minneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 13, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Katie McGregor finished in fifth place, and Meghan Armstrong crossed the line in 12th among the American women competing at the USA Women's 10k Championship in Boston on Columbus Day. The race, hosted by the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women, had a field of more than 7,000 women.
McGregor's time was 32:46. She has frequently raced the Tufts 10k and was the national champion at this event in both 2005 and 2006. The last time she ran the race was in 2007 when she finished second in a time of 32:41.
This was Armstrong's second appearance at Tufts having also run the race last year. This year she finished in 33:57, improving on her previous time by a minute - her 2008 clocking was 34:58. Next up for Armstrong will be the Strands 5k in Corvallis, Oregon, on Oct. 24.
Race for Oromia 5k
As part of his final preparation for the ING New York City Marathon set for Nov. 1, Josh Moen will run in the Race for Oromia 5k on Oct. 17. The event will be held at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis and start at 9:45 a.m.
Moen most recently finished second in the USA Men's 10 Mile Championship held in conjuction with the TC 10 Mile on Oct. 4. His time was a personal best of 46:38. On Labor Day, Moen won the Victory 10k in Minneapolis - hosted by the Minnesota Distance Running Association - in 29:30.
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 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 Fitness (www.lifetimefitness.com) and its silver sponsor is the Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. (www.mtcmarathon.org). It is also supported by the New York Road Runners and the USA Distance Project. For more information, visit the web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.