GAINESVILLE, Fla.– 10 sufferers hospitalized after a multivehicle crash involving Oregon Tech athletes.
Officers with the college say the group was on its approach again from nationwide championships when the accident occurred.
Oregon Tech releasing a Fb assertion saying “A van carrying members of the Oregon Tech cross-country group was concerned in a severe accident in Gainesville. The group 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 tough time.”
Florida Freeway Patrol troopers blocked site visitors going north and south after a crash close to mile marker 374 involving a semi-truck, automobiles, and The Oregon Tech’s Crew van.
Interstate 75 was blocked in each instructions after the crash injured at the least 10 individuals close to Micanopy round 4 Friday night.
Northbound lanes and two southbound lanes have since reopened.
NewsWatch 12 is awaiting extra particulars from Oregon Tech in regards to the situation of the group.
The Oregon Tech males’s cross nation group and one OIT girls’s cross nation runner had been competing on the NAIA Nationwide Championships. The Owls males’s group earned certainly one of 14 at-large bids to the championships, their first time in Tallahassee.
Senior Kira Morrow was listed to be on the journey, representing the Girl Owls within the girls’s race as certainly one of 73 particular person runners chosen to compete. She is from Klamath Falls and attended Henley Excessive College.
Different Cascade Convention groups who went to race in the present day at Apalachee Regional Park embrace Southern Oregon College. Final season, the Tech males positioned twelfth total on the NAIA Championships, and it was ranked within the high 20 nationally this season.
Sophomore Noah Marshall of Phoenix, Oregon, is a member of the group 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 observe group 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
OIT’s cross nation Interim Head Coach is Mike Anderson.
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