asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Eddie Garcia placed third in the 42nd TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K in downtown Greenville, SC. After running with eventual winner James Quattlebaum for much of the race, he finished with a time of 30:33 to earn $500 and an additional $100 for second South Carolina resident. Quattlebaum won with a time of 30:18 over the very challenging course. ON ZAP Endurance's Aaron Nelson was second with a time of 30:26.
Three of Garcia's ASICS GTC-ELITE teammates also placed among the top nine in the very competitive field. Joe Niemiec, running in only his second race since joining the program, placed seventh with a time of 31:14. He was followed by Zach Mains (8th) with a time of 31:50 and Victor Pataky (9th) at 32:17.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles. 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, DorsiFlex and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.