asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Cristina McKnight ran a personal best of 35:37 to place ninth in a talented field at the 42nd edition of The Great Cow Harbor Run 10K in Northport, NY. It was just McKnight's second attempt at the 10K distance. She previously ran Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race 10K in July. She earned $300 for her placing on a beautiful Saturday morning on Long Island.
Victor Pataky ran in the pack of frontrunners for much of the race over the undulating terrain, which included the infamous James Street Hill, before finishing in 30:52 to place 11th overall. It was 35-second improvement from 2018, when he placed 15th here. This was the deepest field in the race's long and storied history as six men ran under 30:00 and ten under 30:33.
Futsum Zienasellassie of Flagstaff, AZ won the race with a time of 29:35 as he sprinted away from two-time Olympian and two-time defending champion Don Cabral of Hartford, CT. Ann-Marie Blaney of Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project (33:42) bested 2017 champion and new teammate Natosha Rogers for the women's title. Both winners earned $5000 and the runner-ups $2000.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012. The program produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles and one qualifier/participant for the 2019 Pam American Games Marathon in. Lima, Peru. 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, Coach Bob Williams Pace Calculator, DorsiFlex and Synergy Performance (mental performance). The club is a proud and active member of both the Road Runners Club of America and USATF.