Meet Three New Members Of The Mizuno Racing Team
by Ron Wayne on March 2, 2012
We are proud to announce 3 new team members to the Mizuno Racing Team. Welcome, Lindsey Scherf, Meghan Armstrong Peyton and Loretta Kilmer.
Lindsey Scherf is one of the most talented distance runners in the US and after a year off due to a foot injury, she is hungry to compete. As a 19 year old sophomore at Harvard, Lindsey set the US Junior 10,000 Meter Record with a time of 32.51, a mark that still stands today. In her freshman year at Harvard, she was one of only 2 collegian Freshmen runners in 2004-2005 to earn All-American Honors in all 3 running sports of cross country, indoor track and outdoor track. In addition, Lindsey ran the second fastest 5,000 Meters as an American Junior (under age 20) with a time of 15:42. After Harvard, Lindsey had 1 more year of eligibility and ran for the University of Oregon, where she broke the school indoor 5,000 meter record. In 2010, she completed her Master's degree at the University of Michigan and is currently a coach at Duke University. Lindsey is deciding between competing for a spot on the US Olympic Team in the 10,000 Meters or making the US World Half Marathon Team that will compete in the World Championships this October in Bulgaria. Lindsey will be running the US 15K Championships in Jacksonville on March 10.
Lindsey Scherf, Finishing A Cross Country Race At the University of Oregon
Meghan Armstrong Peyton first represented Mizuno in 2010 as a member of the Mizuno Sponsored Team Strands. In 2011, Team Strands folded and Meghan continued her running as a member of Team Minnesota USA, where she remained loyal to Mizuno footwear and apparel. While competing at the University of Iowa, she was a 4 time All-American and was the 2008 Big Ten Indoor 3,000 Meter Champion and Outdoor 10,000 Meters Champion. Meghan holds the Iowa School record for the mile in 4:40.59, an event she was twice All-American. In addition, she finished 6th in the NCAA 10,000 meter with a time of 33.28. In 2010, Megan won the ING Miami Half Marathon and has improved greatly on the roads the past 2 years. Some of her 2011 accomplishments include 5th at the USATF 5 Mile Championships, 6th at the USATF 10 Mile Championships, 5th at the USATF 15K Championships, 7th at the USATF 20K Championships. Meghan was runner-up at the prestigious Manchester, CT Thanksgiving Day Road Race. Running a 1:13.43 Half Marathon qualified her to compete in the recent US Olympic Marathon Trials. It was Meghan's first marathon and she now has the bug for the event. Meghan has the greatest range of ability on the team, as she can compete with the best at the mile through 25K.... and pretty soon the marathon. Meghan will be representing MRT at the US 15K Championships at the Gate River Run in Jacksonville.
New MRT Runner, Meghan Peyton
Loretta Kilmer is no stranger to Mizuno, as she competed for the Mizuno Sponsored Team Riadha the past two years. A graduate of Columbia University, she was a 4 time NCAA Division 1 Qualifier. In 2010, Loretta finished 6th place in the US 20K Championships and represented the US in the World Half Marathon Championships. Also in 2010, Loretta was the 5th place American in the Boston Marathon. Most recently, she ran a 3 minute personal best time of 2:36.41 at the US Olympic Trials Marathon finishing in 20th Place. Loretta is currently pursuing her Master's Degree at Columbia and her next race will be the New York City Half Marathon on Sunday, March 18th.
Loretta Kilmer Visits The Mizuno Booth At The 2011 New York City Marathon Expo