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RH: "I Think About It And I Get Chills"

By Paul Suellentrop

Madison Perrigan dreads Bulgarians, a leg-burning lunge that is part of Wichita State's circuit training for the softball team.

She partners with senior shortstop Laurie Derrico, who takes on Bulgarians in the quiet, determined way she does most things. Derrico grabs the 35-pound weights, knocks out the five semi-squats and leaves Perrigan no choice but to follow.

"She definitely pushes people in ways she doesn't realize," said Perrigan, a junior catcher. "LA will always pick up the heavier weight the first time around, so it's like I've got to do the heavier weight the second time around because LA did it.