Isaac Schachleiter - A heroic display of courage and loyalty

Lancermania

Lancers lead the way!
The only thing the local newspaper said was that Mason's top runner dropped out of the race. This is what is misleading about this statement. Here is what I was able to find out from a third party who talked to a family member about what happened to Isaac. After passing the mile marker, he got tripped and knocked to the ground. Subsequent runners spliked him in the legs, pelvis, and stomach. Bleeding from numerous wounds, he got up and fought his way back to eighth place. His courageous battle led him close to the finsih line, about 200 meters away. From his loss of blood to his many spike wounds, he passed out and Mason lost their top scorer. This is a tremendous display of true grit to fight back his pain and his loyalty to Mason and the team to give up his body but it was not to be. His body shut him down within sight of the finish. He thought the team needed him to win. The amazing thing is that Mason still won even without their top scorer.
 
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Lancermania

Lancers lead the way!
He must have been taken to the hospital if he passed out. Did anyone at the meet see him taken away by ambulance?
 

Zunardo

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He must have been taken to the hospital if he passed out. Did anyone at the meet see him taken away by ambulance?
Was he brought in on the cart from outside the stadium? I know they had one kid from D1 on a table at the medical tent for quite a while afterward. Saw one kid collapse near where the 50 yard line would be. He tried to get up but had no strength to even crawl, that's when they carted him over.

Must have seen 5 or 6 runners break down on that last stretch. One girl, think it was D3, was close to the leaders but collapsed just after entering the straightaway. Took her four minutes to crawl the last 100 yards to the finish. That was painful to watch.

Hope all of them are recovering today.
 
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