Baylor student from North Richland Hills dies during half-marathon

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Associated Press

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 25 at 7:55 AM

WACO (AP) — A Baylor University student from North Richland Hills has died after collapsing near the finish line of a half-marathon road race.

Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Jones was treated at the scene Saturday morning and taken to a Waco hospital, where he died about an hour later.

Jones was a senior at the university majoring in marketing and management.

The university said in an e-mail distributed to students and staff that Jones was participating in the university's annual Bearathon, a fundraising event for Baylor's Student Foundation. The foundation raises money for student scholarships.

Waco TV station KWTX reports the 13.1-mile half-marathon and a related 5-K run attracted nearly 2,200 runners in 2012 and raised about $69,000 for scholarships.

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