asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
The ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE produced some good results in the 37th Annual TD Bank Reedy River Run 10K on a cold Saturday morning starting and finishing in downtown Greenville. Ricky Flynn, in his first competition as a ASICS GTC-ELITE athlete, ran his first race since June 2013 and placed third with a time of 30:16 over a challenging, hilly course. Flynn trailed winner Tyler Pennell of ZAP Elite (29:46) for much of the race and was in second position with less than 200 meters remaining before being passed by ZAP's Joe Stilin (30:14).
Flynn's teammates Chass Armstrong (31:59) and Chris Caldwell (32:18) were also in the top ten with 6th and 8th place finishes.
In the women's competition, Kimberly Ruck ran 34:49 to place third overall and improve on her 36:54/5th place finish in 2013. Both Ruck and Flynn earned $650 each ($400 for third places and $250 for being the first South Carolina finishers) in Greenville's oldest prize money road race. Armstrong won a total of $200 and Caldwell $50 as all four GTC-ELITE members earned prize awards.
In the accompanying TD Bank Reedy River 5K, GTC-ELITE's Adam Freudenthal ran one of the faster times in event history to win in 15:06.
The GTC-ELITE post-collegiate Olympic Development group is sponsored by ASICS, the Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System, ScanSource, The Kroc Center, ElliptiGO fitness cycles, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Roll Recovery, members of the Bare Minimum Track Club and individual contributors.