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Galvan wins Woody Greeno Invitational

By The Mercury

LINCOLN, Neb. — Kansas State sophomore Laura Galvan earned a victory Saturday in a time of 21:10 to win the Woody Greeno Invitational.

After the race, Galvan said she was very excited to get the win for her team.

“Winning the Woody Greeno Invitational showed that I can win every meet I participate in,” she said. “I’m excited because my goal was to win the meet, and I was able to come out and earn the victory today.”

The women’s cross country team finished third, while the men finished seventh during their second meet of the season.

Saturday’s win, as well as a second-place finish at the JK Gold Classic on Sept. 1, has continued Galvan’s strong start to the 2012 season. She believes her win today will give her confidence throughout the rest of the season.

“I’m glad that I won,” she said. “It gives me the confidence that I can be there. Now, I really feel like I can compete on a high level.”

The K-State team finished third behind Air Force and South Dakota, respectively. This marks K-State’s second top-five finish for the women.

Besides Galvan, K-State’s two other top runners on the women’s team also performed well, including Erika Schiller finished in ninth and freshman Mary Frances Donnelly in 14th.

The Colorado School of Mines won the men’s meet, with Air Force finishing second.

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