asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
Native Texan Dylan Doss has been selected to join the ASICS GTC-ELITE post collegiate, Olympic Development program located in beautiful Greenville, SC. Doss is coming off a 2015 track season in which he earned NCAA Division II All America honors by placing fourth in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a personal best of 8:51.37.
Hailing from the town of Carlsbad, TX, Doss graduated in 2014 from West Texas A&M University and then ran for Angelo State University in 2015, while he pursued his Masters degree. He continued to improve his times in the steeplechase, which is the event he will focus on for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials.
ASICS GTC-ELITE's management team of Bill Keesling, Mike and Laura Caldwell were each impressed with Dylan's potential after meeting with him on a recent interview/visit to Greenville. "Dylan's recent times in the steeple are very good in relation to some of his other collegiate performances," noted Mike Caldwell. "Once he transitions to the post-collegiate level training, we believe he has some potential upside from 1500 to 5,000 meters, although the focus will definitely be the 3000-meter steeplechase."
"Dylan is truly an extrovert and should fit in quickly in the Greenville community, once he arrives in August," explained Caldwell. "Although he has a degree in business, his interests include coaching in the future which should fit in well with our running-related community outreach activities."
Doss is the second addition to the post-collegiate program since May, as former American University standout Mark Leininger was also recently selected and announced and will be arriving in early July.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the 43-year old Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System's North Greenville Hospital, ScanSource, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, The TD Bank Foundation, The Kroc Center, Carolina Spine and Rehab, The Proaxis Running Academy, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.