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Jason Lehmkuhle, Katie McGregor to Run Cow Harbor 10k on Sept. 26; Race Results from Sept 19-20 Weekend

Date: 
09/22/2009 - 17:05

15_teamusamn_logo.gifMinneapolis/St. Paul - Sept. 22, 2009 - Two Team USA Minnesota distance runners - Jason Lehmkuhle and Katie McGregor - will be among the competitors at the 32nd Great Cow Harbor 10k in Northport, New York, on Sept. 26. The race has over 5,000 participants and is marked by its view of the Long Island Sound and downhill finish. The 10k starts at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Lehmkuhle will be making his fifth appearance at Cow Harbor. He won the race in both 2003 and 2007, was second in 2006 and placed fourth at last year's event. His best time on the course is 29:05. McGregor will be making her first appearance at the Cow Harbor 10k.

Most recently, Lehmkuhle won the City of Lakes 25k in Minneapolis on Sept. 13 and prior to that placed third in the USA 20k Championships in New Haven. After Cow Harbor, he will compete in the USA 10 Mile Championship, which will be held at Twin Cities on Oct. 4. He is preparing to run the USA Men's Marathon Championship in New York City on Nov. 1.

McGregor is returning to the roads after being a member of the U.S. team in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin. Last weekend, she was fifth at the USA 5k Championships in Providence with a time of 15:50. She has a best in the 10,000m of 31:21 and holds the Minnesota state record for 10k on the roads of 32:17.

The Bolder Dash 10k/5k Results
At The Bolder Dash in Minneapolis on Sept. 19, Antonio Vega was first in the 10k with a time of 29:35, and Kristen Nicolini Lehmkuhle won the 5k with a time of 16:31. Both runners were using the event as a final tune-up for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon on Oct. 4. Vega will run his second marathon at Twin Cities, and Nicolini Lehmkuhle will make her debut in the distance.

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.

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