Sam Whitmarsh

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M freshman track & field standout Sam Whitmarsh will miss the remainder of 2021-22 season after a recent heart disease diagnosis, head coach Pat Henry announced Wednesday.

The nation’s top-ranked freshman in the 800-meter run, Sam Whitmarsh was undeclared for the upcoming NCAA West Preliminary Rounds due to a heart condition. Whitmarsh was coming off a runner-up finish at the recent Southeastern Conference Championships where he registered a time of 1:46.09, which ranks No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in the West Region. Whitmarsh ranks as the fourth fastest Aggie all-time in the outdoor 800m.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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