Friday November 4, 2005
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Autopsy shows Collier had enlarged heart

A statement released Tuesday by the chief medical examiner of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that former Tech basketball player Jason Collier died as a result of cardiac arrhythmia that was brought on by an enlarged heart. Collier also had an abnormally thickened heart valve. The size of a normal male heart is 400-450 grams. The heart of someone Collier's size, at seven feet, should be no larger than 580 grams. Collier's heart was 640 grams.

Cross country competes at ACCs

On Halloween the men's and women's cross country teams competed at the ACC championship meets. The women finished tenth, while the men finished in last.

Sophomore Nazar Trilisky led the men's team with a 57th-place finish and a time of 25:32 in the 8 km race. Sophomore Nisha Kurian led the women's team by placing 31st with a time of 20:33 in the 6 km race. The teams will next compete on November 12th at the NCAA South Regionals in Gainesville, Florida.