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East girl hit by discus at City League track meet

East senior Haleigh Lewis was hospitalized on Friday when she was struck in the mouth by an errant discus toss during the City League track meet at Northwest High School.

Lewis was outside of the boundaries in the throwing area while collecting her discus when she was hit. Lewis was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis. East coach Michael Draut said that Lewis would require oral surgery, but was otherwise stable.

Draut said Lewis was in good spirits during a phone conversation Friday night, and she was expected to stay overnight at St. Francis as a precautionary measure.

—Taylor Eldridge

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