Tennessee teen suffers heart attack after finishing cross country race

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A 17-year-old Bartlett High School cross country runner is recovering in Florida after undergoing emergency heart surgery. Kris Har...

September 14, 2022
11:12 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A 17-year-old Bartlett High School cross country runner is recovering in Florida after undergoing emergency heart surgery. Kris Harman, boys coach for Bartlett Cross Country and Track, said aside from the normal exhaustion, something just wasn't right with Gabe Higginbottom after competing Saturday in Pensacola, Florida. 'He started complaining about his chest hurting and kept complaining and we went to the trainer's tent…everybody initially thinks it's hot, it's heat exhaustion so give him ice but he's still complaining about his chest,' Harman said.

Mike Suriani