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At Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k on June 3, Jamie Cheever Is 6th, Meghan Peyton 8th

Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 5, 2017 – Team USA Minnesota’s Jamie Cheever finished sixth and Meghan Peyton was eighth at the 39th annual Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k that was held in Albany, New York, on June 3.
Cheever’s time was 16:26 with Peyton close behind in 16:31.  This was Cheever’s first time at the Freihofer’s race, while Peyton was making her third appearance, having finished sixth in 2016 and ninth in 2011.  Over 2,700 women participated in this year’s event.
Next up for Peyton will be the Portland Track Festival on Saturday, June 10, where she will race the 10,000 meters on the track at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.  Cheever’s next competition will be the USATF Outdoor Championships that will be held in Sacramento on June 22-25 where she is entered in the steeplechase.
About Team USA Minnesota
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training group is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians.  The athletes are coached by Chris Lundstrom.  Team USA Minnesota’s gold sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion.  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation and the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon.  For more information, visit the team’s web site at