asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE is excited to announce that Cristina McKnight will soon be joining the post-collegiate, Olympic-development program based in beautiful Greenville, SC.
"Cristina is an up-and-coming young runner, who did not compete in either high school or college," stated Director/Coach Mike Caldwell. "Coach Laura Caldwell and I were very impressed with her story of recently becoming a competitive runner and her progression over the past year. We established ASICS GTC-ELITE as a 'developmental' program and we believe Cristina has the potential to fit in well with our current group of athletes and our program philosophies."
McKnight was born in Madrid, Spain and holds dual citizenship for her birth country and the United States. She was raised in Michigan and graduated with a degree in Statistics from Michigan State University in 2018. She currently works in Cincinnati, OH.
Cristina recently ran 1:18:21 in the Houston Aramco Half Marathon in Texas and currently lists that distance as her favorite for competition. She will focus on distances from the 10K up to a future marathon.
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.