Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
8 USA Olympic Trials Qualifiers
8 USA Olympic Trials Qualifiers
ASICS GTC-ELITE Welcomes Jason Weitzel to Post-Collegiate, Olympic-Development Program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE is excited to announce that Jason Weitzel will be joining the post-collegiate, Olympic-development program to continue his running career.
"We believe Jason is a great fit and will be a catalyst for growing our program as we begin a new Olympic cycle," stated program director/coach Mike Caldwell. "We really enjoyed getting to know him during his recent visit to Greenville and believe he has a lot of upside ranging from the 3,000-meter Steeplechase through the half-marathon."
One of the most decorated athletes in the history of West Virginia's Concord University, Jason was named to the USTFCCCA All-American Second Team after an 11th-place finish in the steeplechase at the NCAA Division II National Championships. 2021 marks the fourth straight year that Weitzel has been placed on the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team. The Athens, West Virginia native completed his course work for his masters of Health Promotion degree in May after earning his Health and Physical education degree during his undergraduate years. In grad school, Weitzel had a 3.54 GPA.
During his career that spans back to the fall of 2015, Weitzel has been a member of USTFCCCA All-Atlantic Region Teams 17 times—including landing on the squad all four years of cross country eligibility—and was All-Mountain East Conference 16 more times. He helped CU earn its first team bid to the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championship in 2016, also the first MEC team to accomplish the feat. Furthermore, he helped the Mountain Lions to three consecutive MEC Championships in cross country (2015-17).
In the fall of 2018, Weitzel was the Atlantic Regional Runner of the Year as he was the champion of the Atlantic Cross Country Region Championship. Earlier that spring, Weitzel was the MEC Track Athlete of the Year, and wrapped his career by being the MEC MVP/High Point in track in 2021.
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, three qualifiers/two participants for the 2020 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Atlanta, GA and one qualifier for the 2021 USATF Olympic Trials in the 3000m Steeplechase. Also, the group set four South Carolina State road race records in 2020 (5K, 15K and Half Marathon). The post-collegiate, Olympic development program is sponsored by ASICS, the 49-year-old Greenville Track Club, Joy Real Estate (Adopt an Athlete partner), the Borch Foundation, generous individual contributors and partnerships with Performance Therapy, Carolina Spine and Rehab, 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, the DorsiFlex (stretching device), the MOBO board (balance & mobility), On Pace Wellness (nutrition coaching) and LEVER Running (treadmill body weight support). The club is a proud and active member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.
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