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SARCOMERE club at marathon


Members of Rice’s Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology student club (SARCOMERE) helped provide more than 400 post-race medical massages to runners at the 2022 Chevron Houston Marathon on Jan. 16. This was the Rice club’s debut at the event, brought in by Rice kinesiology assistant teaching professor Laura Kabiri, faculty sponsor of the club and the marathon’s medical massage captain. 

The participants, from left: Back row, Ikenna Enechukwu and Arianna McCurry. Middle row, Jason White, Smaran Garlapati, Claire Mobed, Christopher Hernandez, Joseph Chavez, Tanae Dorsett, Ariah Richards, Victoria Young-Odor, Sandy Wu, Annie Chen, Eduardo Gonzalez Villarreal, Shivani Lotlikar, Raul Reyes, Jennie Le and Kabiri. Front row, Liza Yusem Carstens, Andrea Pineda, Kamryn Bacchus-Larode and Alice Lee.