Gwynedd Mercy College freshman cross country runner Justin DeLuzio, a Spring-Ford graduate, was caught in the crosspath of a deer stampede during the NCAA Regionals at DeSales University on Saturday, Nov. 12. DeLuzio received an unwelcome – and impactful – introduction to one of the deer.
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DeLuzio, a graduate of Spring-Ford High School, was visibly shaken up, but still managed to finish the race thanks in part to some help from teammate Matt French.
The moment was captured by Eric Bologa, a graduate of Daniel Boone high school in Birdsboro. Since, the video has gone viral via SI.com’s Extra Mustard, which shared the video earlier on Wednesday.
DeLuzio got back on his feet and wound up finishing 302nd overall with a time of 31:16.