A trio of Minnesota runners will compete for the USA 7 Mile Championship at the Bix 7 road race in Davenport, Iowa this Saturday.
Former University of Minnesota stars Antonio Vega of Team USA Minnesota and Andrew Carlson, who represents the McMillan Elite training group from Flagstaff, Arizona, will challenge a strong men's field that includes 2008 Olympic silver medalist Meb Keflezighi and USA half marathon record-holder Ryan Hall.
In women's competition, Jen Houck, Minnesota's Runner of the Year in 2009, will test her mettle on the hilly Bix 7 course against a field that includes defending champion Molly Huddle, former Twin Cities Marathon champion Blake Russell, and emerging star and Iowa native Lisa Koll, this year's NCAA 5000 and 10,000-meter champion.
The complete startlists for the championships are HERE.
You can read USA Track & Field's preview of the championships HERE.
A live web-cast of the race will be shown HERE starting at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.