Meghan Hunter, a recent Provo High School graduate and incoming student-athlete at Brigham Young University, is stable after being involved in a serious car accident on Friday, her father, BYU biomechanics professor Iain Hunter, reported on Twitter.
Hunter was named as Utah's Gatorade's Girls Player of the Year in June, for the second year in a row, and was an eight-time state champion in the state. She finished her high school career with PRs of 11.96 in the 100m, 24.20 in the 200m, 52.59 in the 400m and 2:09.26 in the 800m.
Over her spring season, Hunter recovered from a torn PCL.
She was involved in a rollover crash with her brother, Morgan Hunter, while trying to avoid a deer on the road. Meghan went into surgery following the incident as doctors worked to "put bones in places this evening" along her cervical vertebrae.
"Meghan has had her share of trials that she's returned from with great growth and amazing attitude. Yesterday morning, I woke up with gratitude that Morgan and Meghan survived this rollover accident while avoiding a deer. Morgan is very sore, but has no injuries that should cause any long-term problems. Meghan has a few broken cervical vertebrae. Her spinal cord seems to be 100-percent. She will be coming out of a 6- 1/2 hour surgery to put bones in place this evening. She will be in a hard neck brace for 3 months. It is not likely she will run for at least a year, but I'm confident she will return as she always has before."
Our prayers and wishes go out to Hunter and her family on the fast recovery.