Teen runner has heart attack at HS cross country meet, Tennessee officials say

A 17-year-old student and cross country runner had a heart attack after a race in Florida and was airlifted to a hospital, said school officials in...

September 14, 2022
3:25 PM

A 17-year-old student and cross country runner had a heart attack after a race in Florida and was airlifted to a hospital, said school officials in Tennessee, where the boy attends high school. Gabe Higginbottom, a junior at Bartlett High School near Memphis, competed in a race with his high school team in Pensacola, Florida, on Sept. 10. But afterward, 'he didn't bounce back,' according to a post on the cross country booster club's Facebook page. Kris Harman, a team coach, told WREG something just wasn't right with Gabe after competing.

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