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Track

'Full recovery' expected for Marmion throws coach

Marmion track and field throws coach Eddie DeGeeter is expected to make "a full recovery" after he was accidentally hit in the head by a put during Friday's sectional meet in Elgin, according to Cadets head coach Dan Thorpe.

Thorpe said he visited DeGeeter at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin on Saturday and DeGeeter was removed from the intensive care unit and able to converse.

Thorpe called the incident "a freak accident" and said he's never seen anything comparable during his years coaching track. He said DeGeeter left "in rough shape" after being struck early in the sectional meet, which took place at Elgin High School.

DeGeeter was the head shot put official at the meet, Thorpe said.

"He's a nationally certified track and field throws official," Thorpe said. " … Everybody knows Eddie and when he's running the shot put they know it's going to be run professionally."

DeGeeter, 42, of Naperville, has been Marmion's throws coach for "at least 10 years," according to Thorpe, who has coached the Cadets for nine years. DeGeeter is not a teacher at the school.

Thorpe said it is too soon to know when DeGeeter might be released from the hospital. Thorpe said he hopes DeGeeter can return to the coaching mix to help prepare Marmion shot putter Luke Juriga for next weekend's state meet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

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