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High school runner collapses at cross-country meet, dies

September 24, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A high school cross-country runner has collapsed at a North Carolina meet and died.

News outlets report officials say Union Pines High School senior Samantha Davis died early Sunday. Davis was also a member of the high school band, which shared a post on Facebook post confirming her Sunday death.

The Pilot reports Davis had what seemed to be a seizure during the Saturday morning race. Davis’ mother, Rebecca Davis, previously has said her daughter suffered a softball-related injury in 2016 that resulted in seizures and an epilepsy diagnosis.

A GoFundMe for the teen says she collapsed at the meet and remained unconscious. It says the fundraising goal of $2,000 to help cover the Davis’ family expenses has been surpassed, with nearly $12,000 being raised by Monday.

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Information from: The Pilot, http://www.thepilot.com/

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