KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Oregon Institute of Know-how’s President says tonight the college’s cross nation crew members have been handled and launched from medical care in Florida at the moment. Dr. Nagi Naganathan says Oregon Tech (OIT) appears ahead to the crew’s return.
The crew members and coach have been reportedly amongst 10 folks damage in a multi-vehicle crash involving the Oregon Tech athletes. The crew was in Florida for a NAIA cross nation championship meet in Tallahassee.
Officers with the college say the crew was on its approach again from nationwide championships when the accident occurred.
Dr. Naganathan issued a letter to the OIT neighborhood saying:
“Pricey Oregon Tech Campus Group,
On November 18, the Owls Males’s Cross Nation Workforce and one feminine cross-country student-athlete have been concerned in a crash close to Gainesville, Florida, whereas the crew van was touring again from the nationwide championship meet in Tallahassee, Florida. 4 totally different native hospitals obtained and cared for the injured.
As of Friday night, the Oregon Tech student-athletes injured within the crash have been handled and launched.
Dr. Erin Foley, Athletic Director John Van Dyke, and Cross-Nation Coach Mike Anderson are working diligently to rearrange lodge rooms, air journey, and different logistics for our student-athletes to return house, and we look ahead to welcoming them again to Klamath Falls within the very close to future. Please additionally be part of me in thanking these individuals on the scene who offered assist and luxury to our fellow Owls.
Ought to there be any additional developments we’ll share them with you. Thanks all on your care and concern throughout these hours of uncertainty.
Nagi G. Naganathan, Ph.D., ASME Fellow
Oregon Tech posted a Fb assertion saying “A van carrying members of the Oregon Tech cross-country crew was concerned in a critical accident in Gainesville. The crew was on its approach again from the NAIA Nationwide Championships. We ask that you just present emotional help to our student-athletes, the teaching workers, and their households throughout this troublesome time.”
Florida Freeway Patrol troopers blocked visitors going north and south after a crash close to mile marker 374 involving a semi-truck, vehicles, and The Oregon Tech’s Workforce van.
The Oregon Tech males’s cross nation crew and one OIT girls’s cross nation runner have been competing on the NAIA Nationwide Championships. The Owls males’s crew earned one among 14 at-large bids to the championships, their first time being held in Tallahassee.
Senior Kira Morrow was listed to be on the journey, representing the Girl Owls within the girls’s race as one among 73 particular person runners chosen to compete. She is from Klamath Falls and attended Henley Excessive College.
Sophomore Noah Marshall of Phoenix, Oregon, is a member of the crew with senior Nick McMillen who final month turned the fifth Hustlin’ Owl to interrupt the 25-minute mark over an 8,000-meter distance along with his time of 24:56. McMillen is a senior from Reno, Nevada. Different OIT 2022 males’s monitor crew members embrace:
Maxwell Cox, a junior from Rancho Santa, Margarita, California
Jonas Hartline, a senior from Lake Forest, California
Thomas Lengthy, a sophomore from Barstow, California
Tychon Preston, a sophomore from Snoqualmie, Washington
Toby Ruston, a sophomore from Dallas, Oregon
Joseph Wilkinson, a senior from Neskowin, Oregon
OIT’s cross nation Interim Head Coach is Mike Anderson
Different Cascade Convention groups who went to race at the moment at Apalachee Regional Park embrace Southern Oregon College. Final season, the Tech males positioned twelfth general on the NAIA Championships, and it was ranked within the high 20 nationally this season.