asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE is proud to announce that Kate Dodds will be joining the post-collegiate, Olympic development group based in Greenville, SC. Dodds recently completed her collegiate running career at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and graduated in December with a degree in Psychology.
She earned NCAA Division II All American honors in Cross Country in 2014 and in Outdoor Track & Field in 2015. She finished 3rd at last year's NCAA DII National Championships in the 10,000 meter event. The native of Ambler, PA, was also named a Capital One DII Academic All American for 2014-15.
Kate was coached by Bloomsburg head coach Bernie Empie, who believes she has a high upside for future improvement in the distance events. "She only competed in the 10,000 four times, so we believe she has potential at that distance," remarked Empie.
ASICS GTC-ELITE coach Laura Caldwell will be working with Kate on a daily basis as the group continues to develop. "Kate is a good addition to the fine group of women that we currently have and should make us even more competitive," stated Caldwell. Two of those women recently qualified for next month's USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles and the team placed 8th at the USATF Club Cross Country National Championships last month in San Francisco, CA.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the 44-year old Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System's North Greenville Hospital, ScanSource, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Roll Recovery, The TD Bank Foundation, The Kroc Center, Carolina Spine and Rehab, The ATI Running Academy, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.