Kennedy In Fair Condition After Javelin Accident

The parents of a member of Hood River Valley High School’s state champion track and field team who was pierced in the eye by a javelin at a meet at Jesuit High School on Friday say their son’s vision is blurry but he can see out of the eye.  Barry and Carrie Kennedy said in a statement released Sunday through Oregon Health and Science University in Portland that 18-year-old Parker Kennedy is in fair condition.  The parents say his neurological status is good and he’s talking, moving and showing signs of progress.  The Oregonian reported that Parker Kennedy was injured Friday night at a USA Track and Field junior meet where he was competing in the decathlon after he tripped while attempting to pick up a javelin during warmups, stubbed his toe, and fell face first into the back end of the javelin.  A Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said the javelin was removed by someone before firefighters arrived.  Kennedy recently graduated from Hood River Valley High School and won the 5A pole vault at the state championship in the spring.  He will be attending the University of Washington and competing in the pole vault for the Huskies.

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