College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

At Least Four CLAS Alums Complete Boston Marathon

Date: April 28, 2014

CLAS congratulates alumni who finished the 2014 Boston Marathon!

Sarah Gryniewicz: Psychology

Kylen Cieslak: Communications

Joel Medina: Chemistry

Emily Machiela: Chemistry

Joel tells us, "My time was a bit slower than expected but I was able to finish. It was an amazing experience!"

Emily expresses similar sentiments, "Yes, I ran last week (and finished J).  It was an incredible experience.  This is not my first Boston (I also ran in 2011), but this year was very special.  Being in a crowd of 36,000 sharing a moment of silence before the start was quite iconic, along with the crowds (which were much larger than ever before).  It was a great experience.  My other big races this year are riverbank run, the Leadville 50 mile trail run, Louisville Ironman, and hopefully Kona Ironman (if I qualify at Louisville!).  So we’ll see what this season brings, trying to fit it all in alongside beginning year two of my PhD program. Ha." 

"If you know of others who participated, we'd be happy to contact them and add there impressions to this story,"  says Director of CLAS Communications, Monica Johnstone.

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