The Minnesota Association of USA Track & Field announced that Jason Lehmkuhle and Katie McGregor are USATF Minnesota's Athletes of the Month for October.
Lehmkuhle, a member of Team USA Minnesota, is recognized for his runner-up finish at the USA Men’s 10 Mile Championship held in conjunction with the Medtronic Twin Cities 10 Mile on October 7. Lehmkuhle clocked 47:48 to finish second to two-time Olympian Abdi Abdirahman who won in a course-record 47:34.
McGregor, also of Team USA Minnesota, is recognized for her own second place finish at the USA Women’s 10K Championships in Boston on October 8. McGregor ran 32:41 to finish second to Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor who won in 32:01.
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.)