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Red Raiders at the Komen Race for the Cure

Leah Legler acted as captain of the team and ran a 24-minute 5k for good measure
Leah Legler acted as captain of the team and ran a 24-minute 5k for good measure

Oct. 5, 2008

LUBBOCK, Texas - Members of the Texas Tech softball team joined more than 7,000 area residents at the 2008 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday morning at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and raised more than $1,000 for the cause.

The event, which is held annually in October and has been run in the downtown area of Lubbock for the past two years, is one of the primary fund-raisers for breast cancer research with similar events held nationwide. Communities often host both a competitive running event along with a 5k walk/fun run. Most of the Red Raiders took the opportunity to stroll (or roll) along with the many other South Plains residents.

For the softball team, which recently completed its fall season of team practices, was able to attend the event for the first time in recent memory. (The team had held practices in October for the past several years.) Once the schedule had cleared, junior shortstop Leah Legler took the lead in organizing the team. Members of the squad also included former Red Raider player, Jennifer Corkin, and pitchers, Julie Hauck (now the director of softball operations at Texas Tech) and Erin Crawford. Assistant coaches Amy Suiter and Dustin Suiter walked slowly while sipping coffee in the walk/run.

Other members of the team who participated were: Emily Bledsoe, Stephanie Drewry, Liz Eimen, Ashley Hamada, Danielle Matthews, Skyler Peterson, Megan Shupp, and Alex Watkins.



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