Team USA Minnesota coach Dennis Barker was pleased with the 1-2 finish his charges Katie McGregor and Emily Brown accomplished Sunday at the Women Run the Cities 10 Mile in Minneapolis.
McGregor won the inaugural event in 55:36; Brown was runner-up in 56:40 on the course which started in finished in Minnehaha Park.
"Katie and Emily ran very well," Barker said. "It was a good, hard run for both runners at the end of a high mileage week of training. Katie's always tough at this distance but this is the first time Emily has raced longer than four miles and she looked real strong."
McGregor has her sights set on the USA Women's 10K Championships in Boston on Monday, October 8. McGregor is the two-time defending champion of the event.
Brown plans to race the TC 5K on October 6 in her next competitive outing.