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Florida High School Track Runner Is Punched During Race

New details are emerging from a viral video showing a high school runner being sucker-punched during a Florida track meet over the weekend. According to eyewitnesses who have come forward, the sucker punch occurred during the Tohopekaliga Tiger Invitational in Kissimmee on Saturday.

The witnesses describe a situation where the runner in white, who was leading the race, yelled at the athlete in the black uniform to move out of the way. According to the witnesses, when the race leader came around the next lap, the athlete in the black uniform got in the way of the race leader and stood on the track during what observers say was the 1,600m race.

The leader pushed the other high schooler out of the way and that’s when things escalated to a punch being thrown and dropping the race leader.

Florida Track meet punch video details
A Florida high school track runner was punched during a race in Kissimmee at the Tohopekaliga Tiger Invitational (via Twitter)

The uniform worn by the athlete who punched the race leader has a similar resemblance to the Cypress Creek High School track uniforms. Cypress Creek did take part in the Tohopekaliga Tiger Invitational, according to race results.

Cypress Creek High School track uniforms via Twitter

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Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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  1. If the roles were reversed this would lead national news. A mob would be outside the puncher’s house. His parents would lose their jobs… Just a reminder who has the power in America today. Don’t listen to the victimhood arguments. The pendulum has swung.

  2. 13%. Violent children. Violent adults. Most are emotionally stunted. Most raised without fathers. And BLM tells you that the nuclear family is an example of racist European values. Lock this motherfucker up. In addition, would like to know the outcome once we learn.

  3. This drama is as old as track and field itself. I ran in the 800m and 1600m. Kids and coaches cross the track going to different events and warming up. Inevitably some people don’t pay attention and get in the way of runners. It’s really annoying as this happens a lot in the 1600m and 3200m races. The common thing is to yell, “Track!” to alert the person to get out of the lane, but even this is annoying when you are trying to run your best race. It is disrespectful to the runners, and obviously the kid sucker punching the runner is next level bizarre, but this type of thing minus the punching plays out at every track meet across America every day in the spring.

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