Former Maryland State Champion In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Car On Run

Photo by John Roemer

Molly Offstein, a former Maryland track and field champion for Mountain Ridge High in 2016, is in critical condition after being struck by a car while running Monday morning in Elon, North Carolina, Fox 8 reports.

The freshman was running at 7:30 a.m. near University Drive at O'Kelly Avenue when she was hit by the vehicle, Fox 8 reports. Offstein was taken to the University of North Carolina Medical Center and was treated with life-threatening injuries. She remains in critical condition after suffering injuries to her head, back and legs. 

Eyewitnesses at the scene detailed for police that the driver, which had reportedly been going 55 miles per hour and was not speeding, did not see Offstein crossing an intersection, Fox 8 reports. 

In 2016, Offstein won titles in Maryland's Class 2A classification in both the indoor 800m and outdoor in the 1600m. She currently attends and runs at Elon University in North Carolina.

Interview: Molly Offstein after winning the Maryland 2A 800 indoor state title last February.

Offstein ran personal bests of 2:15 for the 800m and 5:00 for 1600m over the outdoor 2016 season before embarking on her college career at Elon. 

Race Video: Offstein winning the Maryland 2A state outdoor 1600 meter title last spring in a 5:00 personal best last May.

Keep Molly Offstein, her family, teammates and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

We will share any updates as they become available on Molly's condition.