asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Ryan Bugler placed second in the Lexington Medical Center Governor's Cup Main Street Mile on a warm, but pleasant Friday evening in South Carolina's Capital City. Bugler took an early lead on the out-and-back course and then remained in the lead pack after the 180-degree turn at halfway. He used a late race surge to pass former Penn State standout Robbie Creese and move into second over the final 150 meters and finished with a time of 4:16. The race was won by 2018 former Georgia Tech All American Nahom Solomon with a time of 4:11. Solomon garnered the winner's prize of $500, while Bugler earned $400 for his runner-up finish. Bugler's ASICS GTC-ELITE teammate, Avery Martin placed sixth in 4:21.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles and one qualifier for the 2019 Pam American Games Marathon in. Lima, Peru. 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, 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.