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.