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Track star from Yakima recovering after brutal attempted murder

It’s been five months since a former track star at Eastern Washington University was brutally attacked with a baseball bat.

Doctors could not be certain if Drew Schreiber would survive, let alone walk again. He was critically injured on Oct. 8 outside his apartment complex in Cheney.

Witnesses said one man repeatedly hit him in the head with a baseball bat while two others kicked and beat him on the ground.

He was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and put into a medically induced coma.

One of the three men believed to have attacked him was charged with attempted murder just weeks after the attack. The status of the other assailants is unknown.

Since then, recovery has been slow but surprisingly steady.

Now in early March, Schreiber is helping coach distance runners at Eisenhower High School, where he was a standout athlete on the cross country and track teams.

He’s thinking and speaking clearly, and he’s able to run a few miles a day, the Yakima Herald-Republic reports.

Schreiber plans to start attending Yakima Valley College at the end of the month.


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