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San Antonio Express-News: Star athlete at UTSA helps save child in pool accident

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by Dan McCarney, San Antonio Express-News/Houston Chronicle

SAN ANTONIO — UTSA long jumper Tyler Williamson wasn't supposed to be there.

About to participate in the most important track meet of his life, Williamson had better things to do than pick up an extra shift at the neighborhood pool in the Wildhorse subdivision, where he works as an attendant. But being a college student, he needed the money.

The 3-year-old boy Williamson revived via CPR late Sunday afternoon will be forever grateful he did.

Williamson said he was still coming to grips with the experience as he traveled Monday to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Des Moines, Iowa. He is seeded fifth out of 24 athletes in the long jump, which begins Wednesday.

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