asics Greenville Track Club-ELITE - a post-collegiate, Olympic-development program
ASICS Greenville Track Club-ELITE's Kimberly Ruck placed sixth in the 40th edition of the Great Cow Harbor 10K in Northport, NY on a very humid and muggy Saturday morning. Starting under cloudy skies with 97% humidity and 70-degree temperatures, Ruck passed the first 5K on the very hilly course in 17:54. That segment included the infamous James Street hill. She finished with a final time of 35:38 to earn $600 in prize money.
It was Ruck's fourth top ten, and best, finish in her four visits to Long Island's popular race, which attracted over 5,500 runners this year. She first ran here in 2013, placing 10th with a time of 35:45. In 2014 she placed 8th in 35:34. After missing the 2015 event, she returned in 2016 to place tenth in 35:37.
In the men's competition, ASICS GTC-ELITE's Tyler Morse placed 13th with a time of 31:15. Tyler was in 19th place when he passed the 5K marker in 15:37.6 and then ran the final 5K in another 15:37. It was the first post-collegiate 10K for the former Illinois State University runner.
His teammate, Austin Steagall, had a tough day as he placed 20th with a time of 32:46, after placing 9th in 2016.
GTC-ELITE was established in 2012 and produced four qualifiers for the 2016 USA Olympic Trials Marathon in Los Angeles. The post-collegiate, Olympic development program is sponsored by ASICS, the 45-year-old Greenville Track Club, Greenville Health System, ScanSource, Joy Real Estate, the Bare Minimum Track Club, generous individual contributors and partnerships with Performance Therapy, Carolina Spine and Rehab, Soleus Running Watches, Boston Bill Sunglasses, Roll Recovery, FinalSurge, The ATI Running Academy, ElliptiGO, NormaTec Recovery Boots and Cocoa Elite recovery products.