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High School Runner Dies After Suffering a Seizure

High School Runner Dies After Suffering a Seizure



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GARLAND, Utah (AP) -- Ogden High School cross-country runner Kalena Wright died after suffering a seizure during a meet in Box Elder County.

Ogden cross-country coach Don Hall said the 17-year-old girl had a history of seizures. However, she had medical clearance to run.

She was in fourth place and at about the two-mile mark Wednesday when she started to struggle, Hall said.

"I was at the two-mile mark, and I saw that she was having a hard time," Hall said. "I told her to stop and relax, that she was done for the race."

After pulling off the course, Wright got progressively worse and went into a full seizure.

Her father, Derick, and others administered CPR and took her to a hospital, where she later was pronounced dead.

The Region 11 tri-meet was at the Camper World/Hot Springs Golf Course.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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