Kara Goucher and Tom Langenfeld have been named USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for September 2007.
Goucher, a Duluth native now living in Oregon, was recognized for winning the USA’s first-ever world championships medal in the 10,000 meters at the IAAF World Track and Field Championships in Osaka, Japan in August. Goucher, finished third in the event, clocking 32 minutes, 2.05 seconds.
Langenfeld, a 72-year-old masters athlete from Edina, was honored for winning the M70 high jump title at the USA Masters Track and Field Championships in Orono, Maine in August. The title was Langenfeld’s 16th masters high jump title. Langenfeld leaped 4 feet, 8 and 1/4 inches for the win this year.
USA Track & Field Minnesota selects Athletes of the Month to honor excellence in track and field and its related sports in Minnesota.
(Disclosure: Pete Miller and I serve, along with Kevin Moorhead, on the USATF-Minnesota Athlete of the Month committee.)