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Former Saluki Runner Passes Away at Age 24

Emily Settle
SIU Salukis
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Emily Settle in action for the Salukis

Former SIU-Carbondale distance runner Emily Settle passed away late Sunday night after a prolonged battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was 24 years old.

Saluki Athletics says Settle became sick during her freshman year of college after some unusually difficult runs left her feeling more fatigued than normal in April of 2016. The Westfield, Indiana product ran in five meets during her freshman cross country season and later competed in three outdoor meets that season.

The Settle family has requested, in lieu of flowers, to make a donation to the Emily Settle Fund.

The fund helps young cancer patients in the Indiana area pay for treatment-related transportation and/or lodging costs.

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