Some bittersweet news came to the forefront earlier today about Iowa State track and field athlete Thomas Pollard.
Thomas, the son of Iowa State athletics director Jamie Pollard, revealed in a tweet Saturday night that he has been suffering from unexplained chest pains that had become too challenging to run with. He now has figured out what the problem is, and while it is never enjoyable to sit out a season of any sport, it is certainly good news for his health because now he knows what he is dealing with.
Unfortunately I will not be able to run track this year while I take some time off to allow my heart a chance to recover from the issues I have been experiencing for several months. I am grateful to finally have some answers and wanted to share the following with you. pic.twitter.com/bjnmcytbeS— Thomas Pollard (@TPollard4) January 14, 2018
Thomas is a long distance runner and a redshirt sophomore for the Iowa State track and field team. Last year, Thomas saw success when running for the cross-country team and when running in long distance track races.
Now that his condition is fully understood, he can make a healthy comeback next year.