asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic development program
Kimberly Ruck ran to victory in the 8K event at the 42nd Annual Governor's Cup Road Race in Columbia, SC on cool and brisk Saturday morning. The ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE athlete ran 27:38 to best her teammate Alison Parris, who placed second with a time of 28:17 over the rolling route though South Carolina's capital city. Ruck collected $250 for her performance, while Parris netted $150.
In the men's competition the ASICS GTC-ELITE team placed second through fifth behind winner Cleophas Ngetich (23:47) of Kenya to win the team competition title. Runner-up Adam Freudenthal improved from his third place here in 2013 with a time of 24:03. He was followed in third by Trent Binford-Walsh in 24:23, Ricky Flynn (4th/24:42) and Chris Caldwell (5th/25:43). Freudenthal and Binford-Walsh earned 2nd and 3rd place award money.
GTC-ELITE is sponsored by ASICS, the 42-year old Greenville Track Club, Performance Therapy, Greenville Health System's North Greenville Hospital, ScanSource, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, The TD Bank Foundation, The Kroc Center, Carolina Spine and Rehab, ElliptiGO, the Bare Minimum Track Club and generous individual contributors.