ASICS GTC-ELITE continues to compete in various local and regional around the USA, including South Carolina's Greenville and Clemson, and Winston-Salem, Charlotte and Raleigh NC.
- The program announced that two-time South Carolina AAAA State Cross Country champion Roland Hakes will be joining the post-collegiate, Olympic development program. Hakes, who hails from Irmo, SC, where he ran for Dutch Fork High School, graduated with a degree in History from Clemson University in May of 2016. He completed his Army ROTC studies and training while at Clemson and is a member of the US Army Reserve. He is employed by Centurion Labs, of Columbia, SC as a pharmaceutical sales representative. Hakes' performances as a Clemson Tiger included: 3:50.2 for 1500 meters; 8:23.5 for 3,000 meters indoor; 14:24.0 for 5,000 meters and 30:27.3 for 10,000 meters. He also has a personal best of 24:01 for 8K cross country. While running for Dutch Fork High School, Roland was twice named Gatorade Boys Runner of the Year in Cross Country for the state of South Carolina.
- Austin Steagall defended his 2017 title at the 39th Greenville News Run Downtown 5K as he ran 14:54 over the rolling hills in downtown Greenville.
- Austin Steagall placed second the 3,000 meters in the UCS Invitational conducted at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, NC. His time was 8:23.3 and just behind the 8:22.31 of winner Lucas Stalker
- Steagall was featured in Cocoa Elite's "In the Spotlight" @ http://ow.ly/vefb30iyGK5
- Austin Steagall ran 3:57.2 to place 11th in the 1500 meters at the 49er Classic at Charlotte University in North Carolina.
- Zach Mains relocated from Pennsylvania to Greenville and joined the program. A graduate of Loch Haven University in Pennsylvania, Zach will focused on improving his 10K times as he prepares for longer competitions on the roads.
- Austin Steagall placed second in the 41st TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K in Greenville, SC. He earned a total of $1200 as the first USA Citizen finisher ($1000) and first South Carolinan ($200) and ran 30:53 over the undulating route.
- Eddie Garcia relocated from Gainesville, FL to Greenville to begin training with the program. The University of Florida graduate was the 2015 SEC 10K champion and will focus on preparing for competition from 10K to the marathon.
- Austin Steagall won the Governor's Cup Main Street Mile in Columbia, SC. He earned $500 for the victory and became the 2018 Road Runners Club of America Regional Champion. Austin's time was 4:15 on the out-and-back route in the capital city's Main Street and produced a winning margin of one-second.