asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE is proud to announce that Avery Martin will be joining the post-collegiate, Olympic development program. Martin is a 2016 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, where he majored in History. Following his graduation he married Caroline Parris and the couple moved to Winston-Salem, NC, where he has been training.
While a student at VMI, He set the school record for the 1000-meter run and specialized in middle distance races. He was an 11 time IC4A championship qualifier in six events, and won the outdoor Southern Conference 800 meter championship in 2016. Avery also twice earned All SoCon second team honors in Cross Country. Martin's personal bests include 1:50.75 (800m), 2:25.45 (1,000m), 3:45.40 (1,500) 4:02.93 (Road Mile), 4:05.54 (Indoor Mile), and 24:21 (Road 8k).
"We are excited to have Avery join our program," stated Director/Coach Mike Caldwell. "He has the desire to work not only hard, but smart, to achieve his running goals. As an additional bonus, his military-educational background sets him up well to operate in a structured-routine. Avery also fits in well with our current group of athletes and will benefit from the 'power of the group'."
Avery and Caroline plan to relocate to Greenville in the near future. Caroline's sister, Alison Parris, was a member of the program from May 2014 through December 2017 and still lives and works in Greenville.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles and currently one "time-qualifier" for the 2020 Olympic marathon. The post-collegiate, Olympic development program is sponsored by ASICS, the 47-year-old Greenville Track Club, ScanSource, Joy Real Estate, 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, DorsiFlex and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.