asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Eddie Garcia finished strong over the final stretch to place ninth in the 41st running of the Great Cow Harbor 10K road race in Northport, NY. The 2015 SEC 10,000-meter champion, while at the University of Florida, covered the very hilly and challenging route on Long Island in 30:16. Prize money was awarded to the top ten.
Garcia's new teammate, Victor Pataky, placed 15th with a time of 31:27 in his second race since joining the post-collegiate program in August. The race was won by two-time USA Olympian and the race's defending champion Don Cabral, who ran 29:30. He earned $3000. for the victory. Once again, the scenic event had over 5,500 participants.
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.