Meghan Armstrong to Run Strands 5k in Oregon on Oct. 24; Josh Moen Wins Run for Oromia 5k

10/20/2009 - 11:44

19_teamusamn_logo.gifMinneapolis/St. Paul - Oct. 20, 2009 - Team USA Minnesota's Meghan Armstrong will be among the competitors at the inaugural Strands 5k in Corvallis, Oregon, on Oct. 24. The race supports Childhelp, an organization dedicated to prevention and treatment of child abuse. The 5k starts at 9:00 a.m. (Pacific) and passes by Oregon State University.

Armstrong most recently ran the USA Women's 10k Championship in Boston on Oct. 12, placing 12th in a time of 33:57. Prior to that, she won the TC 5k in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. 3 in 16:45. She has a best in the 5000 meters of 15:41.

Run for Oromia 5k
At the Run for Oromia 5k in Minneapolis on Oct. 17, Josh Moen crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 14:13 (second place was 14:28). Moen took the lead from the gun and cruised around Lake Nokomis all alone in a final tune-up race before he competes at the USA Men's Marathon Championship on Nov. 1 in New York City.

Earlier this month, Moen placed second at the USA Men's 10 Mile Championship, held in conjunction with the Medtronic TC 10 on Oct. 4. He ran a personal best time at the 10 mile of 46:38.

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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