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Oh, Deer: Cross County Runner Collides With Four-Legged Interloper During Race

Sarah Glidden, a sophomore cross country athlete for Hortonville High School in Wisconsin, had a deer run into her during a sectional qualifying 4,000 meter race, suffering only a leg bruise, but the collision may have cost her a shot at competing at state.

With a little more than 100 meters remaining in the race, a deer raced out of the woods and ran right into her, hitting her in the shin area. Via the Post Crescent:

“I could see something out of the corner of my eye and I thought it might have been a dog that somebody had on a leash,” Glidden said. “Its hoofs kind of kicked me in the shin. I felt it pretty good when it hit me, but it didn’t hurt real bad. I could feel its fur on my legs. It startled me more than anything.”

I bet it did. After the four-legged disruption, Glidden placed 18th in the race, not good enough for her to qualify for the state meet. Goddamn deer, always getting in the way and interfering. If they aren’t getting run over by a car on the interstate, it’s another damn irritant, like refusing to let me ride them at the zoo.

Anyway, what are the odds of a runner colliding with a deer? I’m willing to bet a nice cut of venison that it’s slim to none. Never had venison before? You’re missing out, man. It’s deerlightful.

Alright, that’s it with the deer puns, mainly because I can’t come up with any more of them.

Hortonville cross country runner Sarah Glidden collides with deer at sectional, misses out on state [Post Crescent]