asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Victor Pataky ran to a second place finish in the 3,000-meter Steeplechase at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville, TN. On a warm late Friday afternoon, with steady winds buffeting the track down the backstretch, the Centre College graduate ran 9:15.81 in his first attempt at the steeplechase since joining the post-collegiate program last August. Although well off his personal best of 9:03.87, he was competitive for much of the race. Indiana University's Joseph Murphy won in a time of 9:06.08.
Pataky's teammate, Avery Martin, placed 20th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:51.69. It was Martin's second competition since joining the program in late February and a big improvement over his initial 1500 last month.
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.