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Former Texas Tech baseball player dies after half-marathon

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By Christy Moreland  - bio | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -  Sad new for the Red Raider baseball family. A former Texas Tech first baseman collapsed and died Sunday morning in Dallas after running a half marathon.

The university says Mark Austry collapsed right after he crossed the finish line of the inaugural Susan G. Komen for the Cure Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon. He was immediately treated by doctors and paramedics, but CPR failed to revive the 32-year-old.

The Fort Worth native played for Tech from 1998 to 2000.

Tech Athletics Director Gerald Myers released this statement, "On behalf of Texas Tech University and all of Red Raider Nation, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Austry family. Mark was a great person and will be sorely missed."

Austry leaves behind a wife and two daughters.

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