asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
The South Carolina Road Race Rankings as of May 2, 2020 were announced today. ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE athletes Eduardo (Eddie) Garcia and Andrea (Annie) Rodenfels remained atop of their respective men's and women's rankings.
Annie most recently won the Main Street Mile in conjunction with Columbia, SC's Governor's Cup running festival back in February before most races were postponed or cancelled due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. Eddie's last race was his victory at the Governor's Cup Half Marathon where he set a new SC state record of 1:05:27. He had also won the MCG Long Run 15K, also in Columbia, in February with a time of 46:32.
South Carolina Road Race Rankings
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles, one qualifier/participant for the 2019 Pam American Games Marathon in. Lima, Peru and three qualifiers/two participants for the 2020 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta, GA. The post-collegiate, Olympic development program is sponsored by ASICS, the 48-year-old Greenville Track Club, Joy Real Estate, the Borch Foundation, generous individual contributors and partnerships with Performance Therapy, Carolina Spine and Rehab, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Roll Recovery products, FinalSurge (on-line training log), The ATI Running Academy, ElliptiGO, NormaTec Recovery Boots, Cocoa Elite recovery products, Stryd Running, Coach Bob Williams Pace Calculator, DorsiFlex and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud and active member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.