Tuesday, February 04, 2014

MEADP Grants Announced

The five Minnesota runners selected to receive developmental grants by the Minnesota Elite Athlete Developpment Program(MEADP) are Jonathon Peterson($2,000) Chris Rombough($1,500), Kelly Brinkman($1,500), Stephanie Price($750, and Elizabeth Yetzer($750).  The MEADP is a consortium of Grandma's Marathon, the MDRA, and Twin Cities in Motion.  During the past 15 years, MEADP has given out $85,000 in grants to Minnesota post-collegiate runners. You can read more about it HERE.

Jon Peterson at the USATF track championships
Photo by Gene Niemi
Peterson, a member of Team USA Minnesota, was the winner of last fall’s Medtronic TC 10 Mile.  A graduate of University of California, Davis, Peterson, 25, has personal bests of 13:41.93 and 28:50.45 for 5,000-meters and 10,000-meters, respectively.

Hassan Mead, Chris Rombough, and Ben Sathre
Photo by Gene Niemi
Rombough, a former Big Ten cross country and 10,000-meter champion while competing for the University of Minnesota, plans to transition to the steeplechase this season.  Rombough, 28, has run 13:42.05 and 28:46.76 for 5,000-meters and 10,000-meters, respectively.

Kelly Brinkman at the MDRA 15K
Photo by Gene Niemi
Brinkman, a member of the Twin Cities Track Club, finished third at the 2013 USA Half Marathon Championships held in conjunction with the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth. An Iowa State University graduate, Brinkman, 33, was an Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier in 2012.

Stephanie Price at the  MDRA 15K
Photo by Gene Niemi
Price, also a Twin Cities Track Club member, was an NCAA All-American in cross country for the University of Minnesota in 2010.  Price, 24, has clocked personal bests of 16:31.86 and 34:02 for 5,000-meters and 10,000-meters respectively.

Elizabeth Yetzer at the Medtronic TC Mile.
Photo by Gene Niemi
Yetzer, 25, a University of Minnesota graduate, has a personal best of 16:24.20 for 5,000-meters. As a prep runner at Lakeville North in 2005, Yetzer clocked 4:41.42 for 1600-meters, still the fastest time ever run by a female Minnesota high school student.

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