PHOENIX -  Grand Canyon University honored students with the Sports Medicine Club on Wednesday after they saved a life last month.

The students were volunteering at the GCU Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer on March 11.

They were just expecting to help with any potential running injuries, but the stakes turned out to be much more dire.

Perry Harris was at the run as a spectator. He ended up having a heart attack.

The GCU students along with their advisors were able to stabilize Harris until paramedics arrived.

“Students are always prepared to come into emergency situations, so as soon as we knew there was an emergency situation, everything kicked in," said Cecilia Chang, a senior at GCU. "Instinct kicked in. Knowledge kicked in and it happened step by step, very smoothly. So it was practice that made us perfect that day."