High School Track Star Dies After Collapsing at Track Meet

FORT WORTH, Texas – A devastating incident unfolded during a track meet in Haltom City, North Texas, where a 16-year-old high school athlete, Angel Hernandez, tragically lost his life. Hernandez, a member of Chisholm Trail High School’s track team, collapsed after crossing the finish line during the District XC Meet on October 13th.

The young athlete was known for his dedication and passion, described as an exceptional teammate by the school’s athletic department. Following the race, concerned friends rushed to assist Hernandez, who had collapsed, and he was subsequently transported to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, despite their efforts, Hernandez passed away about an hour later.

The exact cause of this tragic incident remains under investigation by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. Friends and family are still grappling with the sudden loss and the mysterious circumstances surrounding Angel Hernandez’s collapse.

Despite the heartache, the community has come together to honor Hernandez’s memory. He was named Athlete of the Week at Chisholm Trail High School shortly after his passing, highlighting his hard work, determination, and the tremendous impact he had on those around him.

Angel Hernandez was not only dedicated to track but also excelled in martial arts. His infectious smile and outgoing personality made him beloved by all who knew him. The outpouring of support, including a GoFundMe fundraiser dedicated to his family, reflects the profound impact he had on his community.

In a moving memorial, Hernandez’s friends and teammates remembered him as a loving and compassionate individual who touched the lives of everyone he met. His legacy as an inspiring athlete and a bright presence in the lives of those he knew will be remembered and cherished always.