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Oct. 15, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - In September, many members of the Indiana women's rowing team took part in the Indiana University Circle of Life Mini-Marathon and 5k run/walk. The event serves as an annual fundraiser for an endowment that will provides scholarships for cancer survivors who intend to pursue a college education.
Emily Kasavana, a native of Williamston, Mich. and co-captain of the Hoosier Rowing team, ran to a second place finish for her age group and third overall for women in the 5K. A number of other members of the rowing team, and other IU athletic teams, ran in the mini-marathon, which is 13.1 miles.
"It was really cool to be able to watch my teammates finish the mini after I had already completed the 5k," Kasavana said. "I had planned to run the mini, but really wasn't feeling well the morning of the race. I decided it would be better to run the 5K instead".
Kasavana completed the 5K in 22:42.2, putting her 29th overall out of 476 participants in the race.
The Indiana men's basketball team was on hand to award the race winners' their plaques and extend congratulations to the finishers of the day's race. Coach Sampson was also on hand and applauded the runners' efforts to raise money for an important cause.
"Not all who ran in the race had trained for it," Kasavana said, "but they all did it for the same two reasons - supporting cancer survivors and striving to get just a little more speed for the Hoosiers".
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