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Heather Kampf

Heather Kampf

Middle-distance runner
Heather Kampf
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Quick Facts

Intro Middle-distance runner
Is Athlete
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 19 January 1987, Inver Grove Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Age 33 years
Star sign Capricorn
The details

Biography

Heather Kampf (née Dorniden; born January 19, 1987) is an American middle-distance runner and four-time United States National Champion in the 1 mile road race. Kampf competed for the University of Minnesota and since December 2009 has been a member of Team USA Minnesota.

Heather Kampf's victory photo after 8th Medtronic TC 1 Mile road race championship, May 17, 2012, 4:36.9, with second Alisha Williams, 4:39.6, and third Danielle Tauro, at 4:40.0.

High school

Kampf graduated from Rosemount High School in Rosemount, Minnesota, in 2005. As a junior on June 11, 2004, at the Minnesota State Track and Field meet, Kampf broke her high school's records in the 400 (55.29) and 800 (2:11.87) meter races en route to becoming the state champion in the 400 meter race and placing third in the 800 meter race. As a senior at the 2005 Minnesota State Track and Field meet Kampf won the state championship in the 800 meter race setting a new state record in the process running a time of 2:10.42. She also ran the 400 meter race placing third in a time of 56.62. In 2003 and 2004 Kampf earned All-State honors in cross country. At the 2003 Minnesota State Cross country meet she placed 15th her junior year running a time of 14:55.7 on the 4 km course.

  • 2004 Minnesota Class AA High School Track and Field 400 m Champion - 55.29
  • 2005 Minnesota Class AA High School Track and Field 800 m Champion - 2:10.42 (state record)

College

Kampf attended the University of Minnesota in the Twin cities and competed for the Golden Gophers track and field and cross country teams graduating in December 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology. While at the University of Minnesota Kampf became the school's most decorated women's track and field athlete in history earning All-American honors eight-times, holding ten school records and becoming the only Golden Gopher to compete in every NCAA championship in cross country, indoor and outdoor track during her time at the university. As a freshman in 2006 Kampf was the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Champion in the 800 meter race. In 2008 Kampf won the University of Minnesota's Golden Goldy female athlete of the year award.

Kampf's ten school records were in the following events:

  • 400 m indoor - 54.71 (2006)
  • 600 m indoor - 1:27.78 (2009)
  • 800 m indoor - 2:04.3 (2006)
  • 800 m outdoor - 2:01.05 (2007)
  • Mile run indoor - 4:38.80 (2009)
  • 4x400 m relay indoor - 3:40.77 (2006)
  • 4x800 m relay outdoor - 8:27.42 (2007)
  • 4x1600 m relay outdoor - 19:06.11 (2008)
  • Distance medley relay indoor - 11:07.27 (2006)
  • Distance medley relay outdoor - 11:08.16 (2007)

She is also known for a 600 meter race in 2008, in which she fell down 200 meters from the finish, dropping her well behind several runners, but recovered to win the race.

Professional career

On March 3, 2014, USA Track and Field announced that Kampf would represent the U.S. at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. Kampf was the first alternate for the women's 1500 m after placing third at the 2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships and was named to the team after Mary Cain withdrew from the competition.

On May 24, 2014, Kampf along with teammates Kate Grace, Brenda Martinez, and Katie Mackey set a new American record in the 4 x 1500 meter relay running a time of 16:55.33 at the 2014 IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas.

On May 14, 2015, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Kampf won her third USA 1 Mile Road Championship.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 1500 m DQ
World Relay Championships Nassau, Bahamas 2nd 4×1500 m relay 16:55.33 (AR)

USA National Championships

Road

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2010 USA 1 Mile Championships Minneapolis, Minnesota 6th Mile 4:42.1
2011 USA 1 Mile Championships Minneapolis, Minnesota 2nd Mile 4:36.3
2012 USA 1 Mile Championships Minneapolis, Minnesota 1st Mile 4:36.9
2013 USA 1 Mile Championships Des Moines, Iowa 3rd Mile 4:43.69
2014 USA 1 Mile Championships Des Moines, Iowa 1st Mile 4:32.62
2015 USA 1 Mile Championships Minneapolis, Minnesota 1st Mile 4:45.4
2016 USA 1 Mile Championships Minneapolis, Minnesota 1st Mile 4:34.2

Outdoor track and field

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2012 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 7th 800 m 2:02.86
2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 6th 800 m 2:00.68
2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 6th 1500 m 4:10.60
2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Eugene, Oregon 7th 1500 m 4:16.25
2016 US Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 15th 1500 m 4:13.28
2017 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 18th 1500 m 4:15.40

Indoor track and field

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Boston, Massachusetts 3rd 800 m 2:02.33
2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 800 m 2:04.30
2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 1500 m 4:13.04
2016 2016 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Portland, Oregon 4th 1500 m 4:11.56
2017 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 1 Mile 4:46.06
2nd 2 Mile 10:21.80

NCAA championships

Outdoor track and field

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Minnesota
2006 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 2nd 800 m 2:03.02
2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sacramento, California 3rd 800 m 2:01.05
2008 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Des Moines, Iowa 5th 800 m 2:05.86
2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 8th 800 m 2:04.44

Indoor track and field

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Minnesota
2006 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 1st 800 m 2:05.64
2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 3rd 800 m 2:04.87
2008 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Fayetteville, Arkansas 2nd 800 m 2:05.45
2009 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships College Station, Texas 3rd 800 m 2:04.43

Cross country

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing Minnesota
2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 185th 22:50.6
2007 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 186th 22:15.2
2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 135th 21:28.8
2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships Terre Haute, Indiana 84th 21:11.4

Personal bests

Surface Event Time Date Location
Outdoor track 800 m 2:00.04 July 16, 2013 Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
1500 m 4:04.50 June 4, 2015 Rome, Italy
Mile 4:30.37 September 9, 2015 Huntington, New York
Indoor track 600 m 1:28.62 February 28, 2007 Champaign, Illinois
800 m 2:02.33 February 28, 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico
1000 m 2:40.90 February 8, 2014 Boston, Massachusetts
1500 m 4:11.27 March 7, 2014 Sopot, Poland
Mile 4:27.26 February 20, 2016 New York, New York
3000 m 8:51.27 February 4, 2017 New York (Armory), NY
Road Mile 4:19.7 September 3, 2016 New York, New York
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