asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Dylan Hassett ran 34:33 to place third among women at the Newport 10K road race in New Jersey. For her efforts she earned $700 for third American finisher and another $200 as third overall.
Mark Leininger, returning to his home state, ran 30:07 to place fourth overall and earned $400. He ran with the lead pack until just after four miles as Olympian Donn Cabral won with a time of 29:40.
GTC-ELITE produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles and is sponsored by ASICS, the Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System's North Greenville Hospital, ScanSource, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Roll Recovery, The TD Bank Foundation, The Kroc Center, Carolina Spine and Rehab, The ATI Running Academy, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.
ASICS GTC-ELITE athletes lead both the men's and women's divisions of the South Carolina Road Race rankings that were released today. The rankings through May 7, 2016 have Mark Leininger in first place, with teammate Ricky Flynn ranked second. For the women, Dylan Hassett is ranked first and teammates Chelsi Woodruff second and Alison Paris fourth.
Hassett recently won the 39th Annual TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K in Greenville, while Leininger was third among the men. Both runners previously ran the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles in February--an event that does not enter into the SC Road Race rankings.