asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
Former Clemson All American Kimberly Ruck ran to an unpressed victory for the second consecutive late Friday night as she won the women's 10,000 meters at the rain-soaked Raleigh Relays with an impressive time of 33:58.78. Coming off her 5,000-meter win (16:20) in Charlotte's 49er Classic last week, she doubled the race distance with similar winning results. She finished almost 28 seconds in front of the runner-up at NC. State's Derr track complex.
Ruck's ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE teammates Ricky Flynn and Adam Freudenthal both ran impressive efforts over 5,000 meters in events before Ruck took the track at 10:00 pm. Flynn, an NCAA DIII national cross country champion while at Lynchburg College, ran his first track competition in over a year as he ran 14:06.87 to place 14th in Section A. It was a good effort for him and coming less than a month after his return to racing after joining the GTC-ELITE group in December. Freudenthal, a former standout at Winthrop University, ran a personal best for the second consecutive week while placing second in Section B with a time of 14:15.27.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System, ScanSource, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.