The Orion

Former Wildcat to make marathon debut

Former Chico State distance runner Kara Lubieniecki, left, competes in a race. Photo Courtesy Gary Towne

Kevin Lucena

October 15, 2014

Wake up at 5 a.m. Go for an eight-mile run. Work in the Integrative Physiology of Aging lab at the University of Colorado from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take another eight-mile run, head home for dinner, then off to bed to be ready to do it all again tomorrow.For former Chico State long-distance runner Kara Lubieniecki, t...

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Kara Lubieniecki and Alia Gray running in the Payton Jordan Invitational 10k. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Greg Silvia

January 28, 2014

Two Wildcat alumni will be heading to the 2016 Olympic marathon trials after they scored top-10 finishes at the USA half marathon trials. Alia Gray and Kara Lubieniecki, teammates and best friends since meeting in 2007 on the Chico State campus, finished ninth and 10th respectively, at the Chevron...

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