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Ryan Rutherford to Run Steamboat Classic 4 Mile in Peoria June 16; Kevin Lewis Wins 10,000m Race at Portland Track Festival on June 9

 
Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 11, 2018 – Team USA Minnesota’s Ryan Rutherford will compete in the annual Steamboat Classic 4 Mile in Peoria on June 16 and Kevin Lewis notched a win in the 10,000 meters at the Portland Track Festival on June 9.
 
Rutherford, who is from Bloomington, Illinois, and a graduate of Illinois State University, returns to his home state for the Steamboat race which starts at 7:00 a.m.  Last year he finished sixth in a time of 19:05.
 
In Portland, not only did Lewis win the 10,000m event on the track, he ran a personal best time of 28:32.06 (previous best was 28:56.66).  He also qualified for the USATF Outdoor Championships – qualifying time is 28:40 – which will be held in Des Moines June 21-24.
 
“Big win at the Portland Track Festival 10k,” posted Lewis after the race.  “I came away with a huge PR in 28:32.06 to also get under the USA Track and Field Championships qualifying standard.  It was awesome.  I wasn’t expecting it (the win) but I stuck myself out there and took what I could get as it came to me.  Back to back years with a PR, this place is great.”
 
Lewis is a native of Iowa who competed collegiately at the University of Iowa.  He joined Team USA Minnesota in March 2017.
 
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 major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion.  Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation and Twin Cities Orthopedics.  For more information, visit the team’s web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org.