Emily Brown, Matt Gabrielson Win Heart of Summer 10k; Four Team USA Minnesota Runners in Top 10 at USA 7 Mile Championships

07/27/2009 - 13:09

08_teamusamn_logo.gifMinneapolis/St. Paul - July 27, 2009 - Teammates Emily Brown and Matt Gabrielson each came away with the win at the sixth annual Boston Scientific Heart of Summer 10k held at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis on July 25. With both finishing more than a minute ahead of the second place finishers in the female and male divisions, Brown's time was 33:41 and Gabrielson crossed the line in 29:58 despite running off course for awhile.

Up next for Brown will be the New York City Half Marathon on Aug. 16. Gabrielson is preparing for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics where he will run the marathon on Aug. 22 as a member of the U.S. team.

USA 7 Mile Championships - July 25 Results
Four Team USA Minnesota distance runners placed in the top 10 at the USA 7 Mile Championships, held in conjunction with the Quad City Times Bix 7 in Davenport, Iowa, on July 25. Leading the team was Antonio Vega who was fifth in the men's race with a time of 33:35. He was followed by Josh Moen who finished in sixth place with a time of 33:36. (Jason Lehmkuhle did not start due to a minor injury).

In the women's championship race, Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle was eighth with a time of 38:54, followed by Meghan Armstrong who crossed the line in ninth place in 39:06. Rounding out the Team USA Minnesota women's performances was Michelle Lilienthal who finished in 13th place with a time of 39:40.

DN Galen Meet - July 31
Katie McGregor will be among the field in the women's 5000 meters on July 31 at the DN Galen meet in Stockholm, Sweden. Part of the IAAF Super Grand Prix, the meet will be held in Stockholm Olympic Stadium where the event began in 1967. McGregor, who also ran the 5000 at the DN Galen meet in 2007, is preparing to compete in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin on Aug. 15.

On Saturday, McGregor placed eighth in the 5000 with a time of 15:52.90 at the London Grand Prix.

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 ( and its silver sponsor is the Twin Cities Marathon, Inc. ( It is also supported by the New York Road Runners and the USA Distance Project. For more information, visit the web site at

Pat Goodwin

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