asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
The South Carolina Road Race Rankings as of April 4, 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.
Photos above show both athletes in their most recent competitions. Annie won the Main Street Mile in conjunction with Columbia, SC's Governor's Cup running festival. Eddie won the Governor's Cup Half Marathon and set a new SC state record of 1:05:27.
Their teammates, Cristina McKnight (3rd) and Joe Niemiec (7th) were also among the rankings. Both of those athletes competed in February's USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon in Atlanta (which does not effect the state's rankings).
Due to the novel coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic most (if not all) road races in the state have been cancelled or rescheduled over the past weeks.
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.