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. Upon graduation Meghan was awarded the Big 10 Medal of Honor Ė which is awarded to one female and one male athlete from each member institution for excellence in athletics and academics. Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Physiology. Meghan also went on earn her Masters degree in Leadership from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, where she also coaches.
Meghan joined the professional ranks in 2008 when she became a member of Team USA Minnesota, coached by Chirs Lundstrom and organized by Patricia Goodwin. Since becoming a professional athlete Meghan has risen through the ranks of American distance running, recording personal best times in every event from the 5,000m and up and earned the opportunity to compete at the 2012 and 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon. Additionally, 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 Bloomington, Minnesota and when weather permits enjoy playing golf and traveling the world.
Meghan is also the Head Menís and Womenís Cross Country and Assistant Track Coach at Augsburg College in Minneapolis.
Meghan's Event Schedule
March 11, 2017 -- Gate River Run, USA 15K National
@ Jacksonville, FL
April 2, 2017 -- Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K
@ Chicago, IL
April 14, 2017 -- Mt. SAC Relays - 5,000m
@ Torrance, CA
May 5, 2017 -- Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational -- 10,000m
@ Palo Alto, CA
June 11, 2017 -- Portland Track Festival -- 5,000m
@ Portland, OR
June 22, 2017 -- USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships -- 10,000m
@ 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 summer Meghan runs around town and down the trails in these stylish and practical items!