Cross Country Travels to Lincoln Saturday

MANHATTAN, Kan. The Kansas State men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Lincoln, Neb., on Saturday Sept. 15 to compete at the Woody Greeno Invitational hosted by the University of Nebraska. The women’s race will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the men’s race at 10:45 a.m. at Pioneer's Park in southwest Lincoln.


This will be the largest competition of the young season for the Cats as a field of around 30 is anticipated. The last time that K-State competed in the Woody Greeo Invitational was during the 2005 season. Both the men and women team finished 14th in the competition.


On Friday Sept. 7, the Wildcats hosted the K-State/KU Dual at Warner Park in Manhattan. The teams split the 5K competitions as the K-State women and the KU men both won their respective races. Sophomore newcomer Beverly Ramos led the pack for the women, placing first with a time of 18:23.40 in her first race as a Wildcat. The men’s race was highlighted by the performance of junior Alex Umberger with a time of 15:47.40, good enough for a third place finish.


The Woody Greeno Invitational will be the second meet for the Huskers after kicking off their 2007 campaign at the Creighton/UNO Classic on Sept. 1. The women’s team placed first in the 5K competition led by freshman Lara Crofford with a time of 18:34. The men came in second behind Creighton University.


Results from the Woody Greeno Invitational will be post at as they become available.