Kara graduated from CSU Fresno in 2005 and shortly after joined the Aggies. After a hiatus from the club to compete professionally as a member of Team Rogue Elite in Austin, Texas and to start a family, she has returned to compete for the Aggies. Kara lives in Grover Beach with her husband Joe (also an Aggie) and two kids.

Fun Fact: Kara is an avid Cross-Fitter

Favorite Aggie: Linda Somers-Smith

Personal Bests

  • 3k Steeplechase - 9:49.56
  • 1500m - 4:21
  • 5k - 16:19
  • Half Marathon - 1:16:28


  • 2011 XC NACAC Team USA
  • 2x Olympic Trials Qualifier, Steeplechase

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