The Oregon Health Authority has lifted its mask mandate for high schoolers competing in non-contact outdoor sports. But it only did so after a track and field runner collapsed right as she was about to cross the finish line.
Maggie Williams, a student at Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, was running the 800-meter race during a track meet last week. Wearing a mask in accord with the state mandate, she suffered “complete oxygen debt” at the end of the race and face-planted just three meters short of the finish line.
“I’ve been doing this for 31 years, I’ve never seen anybody basically lose consciousness,” her coach Dave