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Oregon Track and Field Star Pierced in Eye With Javelin

The athlete was hospitalized, where he was upgraded from serious to stable condition

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    An Oregon track and field athlete’s eye was pierced with a javelin after he tripped and fell onto the spear during a meet Friday, NBC News reported. 

    Parker Kennedy, 18, was competing at the USA Track & Field Oregon Championships when he fell face-first into the javelin, Hood River Valley High School track and field coach Donnie Herneisen said. 

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    Kennedy was hospitalized, where he was upgraded from serious to stable condition. 

    Kennedy is a star athlete and won the State Pole Vault Championship in May. Kerneisen said the athlete was signed to compete for the University of Washington.