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Liz Galarza
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Liz Galarza

Distance

Hometown Cumming, Ga.
Last School West Forsyth
Year Junior
Event Distance
Liz Galarza

Biography

2019 Cross Country:
One of Tech’s top finishers who earned points at all four meets she competed in this season … Finished third overall and helped the team place first at the Bulldog Invite with a 4K time of 13:40.5 … Turned in a personal-best 6K time of 20:57.1 to help the Jackets to a fourth-place finish (28th individually) at the NCAA South Regional … Was the third Jacket to cross the finish line helping the team to a second-place finish at the Penn State National Open with a 6K time of 21:07.0 … Finished third on the team with a 6K time of 22:10.5 at the ACC Championships.

2018 Cross Country:
Helped lead Georgia Tech to the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championship for the first time since 2001, finishing with a 6K time of 22.54.1… set a 6K PR with a time of 21:34.2 at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships… finished seventh at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational with a 5.5K PR time of 21:13.6… set a 5K PR with a time of 18:17.7 at the Coast-to-Coast Battle of Beantown… recorded a 6K time of 21:40.2 at the Penn State Nationals Open… competed in the ACC Championships, finishing with a 6K time of 21:59.3.

2018 Track:
Indoor: Turned in a time of 5:01.91 in her lone mile performance at the Commodore Invitational … posted a 3K time of 9:56.37 at the Vanderbilt Invitational. Outdoor: Set a PR in the 1500m by turning in a time of 4:32.32 to finish ninth at the Tiger Track Classic … also recorded a personal-best in the 5K (17:08.78) at the Georgia Tech Invitational to finish fifth … helped lead the DMR group to a gold (12:08.64) at the Commodore Invitational.

High School:
Attended West Forsyth High School … a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field, running the 3200m and 1600m in track … was a captain in both her senior year … was the 2016 cross country individual champion and 1,600m individual champion in 2017 … holds school records at 1600m (5:00.45) and 3200m (10:51.07) in track and the 5K (17:54.56) in cross country … named Atlanta Track Club first-team all-metro in cross country in 2014 and 2016 … earned the 2016 Science Olympiad Regional award for experimental design.

Personal:
Intends on majoring in biomedical engineering … enjoys volunteering, reading and watching TV in her spare time.

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