asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Ryan Bugler placed second in the 3,000-meter event in the Clemson Indoor Opener on Saturday afternoon. The former NCAA DIII champion in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase while a student at St. John's University in Minnesota, was running in only his second competition since joining the post-collegiate, Olympic development program in September. Bugler ran just behind eventual winner James Dwyer of the Atlanta Track Club Elite team for most of the race before being gapped over the final 250 meters. Dwyer, a former Clemson standout, ran 8:24.87 as he returned to familiar surroundings. Bugler finished at 8:30.44.
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 46-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 and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud member of both the Road Runners Club of America and the USATF.