Meghan is an American long-distance runner.
As a high school student at Tualatin High School in Tualatin, Oregon Meghan's accomplishments included 4 All-State performances in cross country and 7 All-State performances in track and field. Meghan was a 3 time runner-up at the Oregon State High School Cross Country Championships and on the track her lowest finish in any event was a 2nd place finish her freshman year in the 1,500m. Meghan would go on to win state titles in the 1,500m as well as the 3,000m events in the next three consecutive years, making her the only Oregon High School prep athlete to do so.
Meghan went on to attend the University of Iowa, where she was a 4-time NCAA Division I All-American, 2-time Big Ten Champion and set the school record in the 1,500m at 4:17.41. She held collegiate bests of: 4:17.41 in the 1,500m, 9:18.30 in the 3,000m, 16:08.83 in the 5,000m and 33:28.0 in the 10,000m. In addition to earning many other accolades during her athletic career at Iowa, Meghan also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Physiology.
Meghan joined the professional ranks in 2008 when she became a member of Team USA Minnesota, coached by Dennis Barker and organized by Patricia Goodwin. Since joining the team Meghan has wrisen through the ranks of American distance running, recording personal best times in every event from the 5,000m and up and earned a spot to compete at the 2012 USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon. She has been a member of 4 USA National Teams, representing her country in prestigious events such as the Chiba Ekiden, the NACAC Track and Field Championships and the Bupa Great Edinburgh Cross Country Challenge.
Personal Best Records:
10 mile: 54:42
In 2010 Meghan married her high school sweetheart Cole Peyton. They live in Richfield, Minnesota and when weather permits enjoy playing golf and traveling the world.
Meghan also works as the Head Menís and Womenís Cross Country and Assistant Track Coach at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
Meghan's Event Schedule
March 15, 2014 -- USA 15K Championships/ Gate River Run
@ Jacksonville, FL
April 6, 2014 -- USA 10 Mile Championships/ Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
@ Washington, D.C.
April 18-19, 2014 -- Mt. SAC Relays
@ Walnut, CA
April 22, 2014 -- USA 1 Mile Championships/ Grand Blue Mile
@ Des Moines, IA
May 1, 2014 -- Girls on the Run Twin Cities, Heart and Sole Gala
@ Minneapolis, MN
May 4, 2014 -- Payton Jordan Invitational
@ Palo Alto, CA
June 26-29, 2014 -- USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
@ Sacramento, CA
2013 USA 20K National Champion, New Haven Road Race 2013 USA Marathon Championships, Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
If you were to get an insider's look into Meghan's closet these are a few of the items that you would find:
While training this winter Meghan runs around town and down the trails in these stylish and practical items!