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Katy Moen, Danny Docherty Finish in Top 10 at Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon; Tyler Jermann Is 12th at Grandma’s Marathon; Team Founder Receives Ron Daws Ambassador Award
Minneapolis/St. Paul – June 18, 2018 – Team USA Minnesota’s Katy Moen and Danny Docherty each finished in the Top 10 at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon, while Tyler Jermann crossed the finish line in 12th place at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth on June 16. In addition, Team USA Minnesota founder and president Patricia Goodwin received the 2018 Ron Daws Ambassador Award presented by the Grandma’s Marathon organization.
Moen ran a personal best time of 1:12:58 – her previous best was 1:14:30 - to place sixth in the women’s field at the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Docherty was ninth in the men’s field at the half marathon with a time of 1:04:09, which was over 2 minutes better than his previous best of 1:06:15.
Jermann was 12th overall in the men’s field at Grandma’s Marathon with a time of 2:18:59 which is the second time he has qualified this year for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. He set a best of 2:16:39 in the distance in January at the Houston Marathon.
Goodwin received the Ron Daws Ambassador Award at the afternoon awards ceremony. “This award is presented each year to an individual who has been a leader in the development and growth of long distance running and who has shared a commitment to be an ambassador of Grandma’s Marathon and the City of Duluth,” said Shane Bauer, executive director of Grandma’s Marathon. “She is the founder and president of Team USA Minnesota, a nonprofit organization created in 2001 to train and develop distance runners for national and international competition.
“Pat first got involved with Grandma’s Marathon when she ran the marathon in 1983 and runs either the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon or Grandma’s Marathon almost every year. Along with her own running, she encourages the Team USA Minnesota elite distance runners to compete at Grandma’s Marathon events. She is a great advocate of our organization and is extremely deserving of this award.”
About Team USA Minnesota
Team USA Minnesota is based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Founded in 2001, the purpose of the training group is to improve the competitiveness of post-collegiate American distance running and to develop Olympians. The athletes are coached by Chris Lundstrom.
Team USA Minnesota’s major sponsor is Twin Cities In Motion. Its silver sponsors are the Houston Marathon Foundation and Twin Cities Orthopedics. Grandma’s Marathon is a bronze sponsor. For more information, visit the team’s web site at www.teamusaminnesota.org