Stratton-Faxon New Haven 20K on Monday. She'll be the other Team USA Minnesota runner in the event, along with Andrew Carlson. Katie McGregor will be running, but she's no longer representing Team USA Minnesota. McGregor started off her week by running the opening leg of the Life Back On Track Relay. McGregor and other U of M athletes ran from the University of M to Prescott, WI where the ten-man team from Penn State took over for the 1,000 mile trek to Happy Valley and Penn State University.
"Katie decided this week to give up her spot with Team USA Minnesota and
not sign her contract," said Pat Goodwin, Team USA founder/president. "She and Matt Gabrielson, who notified us two weeks ago(that he was also giving up his spot on the team), want to provide the opportunity they had to the next generation of
post-collegiate distance runners. With Katie, 35, and Matt, 34, they feel they no
longer need our support, plus they feel the team is so much younger than they
are. Instead they join our ever-growing 'alumni group' which often trains with
our current roster. Almost every Saturday morning I see Katie, Carrie(Tollefson), Jenelle
Deatherage, Michele Frey, Meghan, and Emily Brown running together around the