asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE is proud to announce the addition of Zach Mains to the post-collegiate, Olympic development program based in beautiful Greenville, SC. Mains is relocating from his native state of Pennsylvania to continue his running career and pursue his dreams.
A 2016 graduate of Lock Haven University, Zach's career interests include actuarial science and insurance. He first matriculated at Millersville College, but transferred to Lock Haven when the cross country program was defunded. He posted times of 8:23 for 3,000 meters, 14:29 for 5,000 meters and 30:37 over the 10,000-meter distance.
Mains explained his thought process, "I decided to move from central PA down to Greenville and join ASICS GTC-ELITE because I believe in this program. I feel that with the athletes, coaches and support from everyone surrounding this group, that it will bring out the best in me. I felt that based on the previous training that I have done with the Keystone Track Club and at Lock Haven University, that I would be a great fit within this program. I also believe that with the knowledge that both coaches Mike and Laura bring to the table that they will be great teachers in guiding me to reach my ultimate goal of running in some of the biggest races in cross country and on the track and roads."
"We are excited to welcome Zach into the program," stated director/coach Mike Caldwell. "We believe once he adjusts to our training philosophy, we will see his performances rise to the next level. We believe the 'power is in the group' so adding Zach definitely improves our program."
Mains will be joining NCAA DII All-American Austin Steagall, newly arrived Clemson grad Roland Hakes (twice SC Gatorade Runner of the year in high school) and soon-to-arrive Eduardo Garcia. Garcia was the 2015 SEC champion at 10,000 meters while competing for top NCAA program University of Florida.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012 and produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles. The post-collegiate, Olympic development program is sponsored by ASICS, the 45-year-old Greenville Track Club, Greenville Health System, ScanSource, Joy Real Estate, the Bare Minimum Track Club, 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 and Cocoa Elite recovery products.