Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Washington alum Megan Goethals added to Team USA Minnesota roster...

MINNEAPOLIS—University of Washington alum Megan Goethals (left/photo courtesy Team USA Minnesota) is one of four new members of Team USA Minnesota, according to a release from the organization.

Goethals, who was the 2009 Foot Locker Cross Country Champion out of Michigan, was a nine-time All American at the University of Washington, where she posted personal best times of 9:08 in the 3000m, 15:33 in the 5000m and 32:52 in the 10,000m.  

She was also a Pac 12 5000m champion and after graduation won the 2015 Disney World Half Marathon and the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15k, as a member of the Hanson’s/Brooks Distance Project in her hometown of Rochester, Michigan.

"This is a real exciting group of young runners to bring in," said Team USA Minnesota coach Dennis Barker.  "They have all shown the ability to compete successfully at a high level and they all competed for great collegiate programs under outstanding coaches.  They know what it's like to win and be a part of winning programs and that's the kind of talent and attitude we were looking for."

Along with Goethals, Team USA Minnesota added Oregon alum Parker Stinson, Biya Simbassa from Oklahoma, and Katy Moen from Iowa State.

NOTE:  Team USA Minnesota contributed to this report.

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