Saturday, October 2, 2010

Rhines Looking for USATF 10 Mile Title



Four National Titles on Line in Twin Cities

By Chris Lotsbom

A championships-packed day of racing is set to take place Sunday, October 3rd in Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul as four USA Championship events will be contested as part of the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon race festival.

To begin the day, the USA Women's 10 Mile Championship will be held as part of the Medtronic TC 10 Mile. Local favorite and Team USA Minnesota member Katie McGregor will aim to capture her seventh USA championship title. Having won the Medtronic TC 10 Mile five times, though never when it was a USA Championship event, the 33 year-old McGregor will seek to use her experience to her advantage. Challenging her will be three-time Olympian and two-time USA 15 km Champion Jen Rhines. Rhines, who trains with the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., placed second to McGregor in the USA 15 km Championships earlier this year. Also toeing the line will be Sally Meyerhoff and Renee Metivier Baillie. The winner of the USA Women's 10 Mile Championship will earn $10,000.

The USA Women's 10 Mile and Men's Marathon Championships will be webcast live on www.USARunningCircuit.com, starting at 7:03 a.m. Central Time (8:03 Eastern Time) on Sunday.

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