Beware of charging…deer?

From MileSplit:

Someone forgot to tell the deer that XC isn’t a “contact sport”(turn on the sound) this weekend at the DIII Mid East Regional Championships at DeSales University in PA. Justin DeLuzio from Gwynedd-Mercy College got hit by a deer mid-race. He suffered no major injuries, interview coming soon.

WTHR elaborated:

The Gwynedd Mercy athletics website said DeLuzio was “very bruised” from the collision, but got up to finish the race. His teammate, Matt French, saw the crash and helped his teammate up, then accompanied him to the finish line.

“Justin is doing okay, he’s just a little sore and bruised up,” said head coach Kevin Clark. “We were worried about his health for awhile, but we’re proud to see him fight through this along with his teammates, to get up and finish his last collegiate cross country race.”

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