UPDATE: Marietta College Students Remember A Classmate

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UPDATE 1/22/2014 12:00 PM

A Marietta College athlete was tragically killed last month while home for break.

Now her friends and classmates remember her.

A memorial service was held Tuesday night for 19-year-old Caitlin Yager, who was a junior at the college.

She was a member of the school track and cross country teams, a member of the honors program, student senate and the Sigma Kappa Sorority.

Students, friends and faculty members gathered at the college's Fenton Court to share their stories of Caitlin and honor the life that was tragically cut short.

"And I think that's what's the most special about her. In that her brief time here she was able to touch so many of us. And I think that's what's going to keep her spirit on," says Student Senate President Jessie Johnson. "We all have so many memories and we all keep talking about her. And I think again that it doesn't feel like she's gone."

A slideshow was also shown during the service, showcasing Caitlin's time at Marietta College and how she was such an active member of the Marietta community.


A Marietta College student was killed early Thursday morning in a car crash in Huron County, Ohio.

Marietta College says sophomore and cross country runner Caitlin Yager was the only one killed in the two car crash in Wakeman Township.

She was riding in the back seat.

Both Yager's cross country coach and the Marietta College president made a statement about the 19-year-old's death on the school website Thursday.

Friends say she had plans to study abroad in the spring.

George Evans, Marietta College's head coach for cross country/track and field released the following statement:

"Caitlin was a real bright spot not only for the cross country and track & field teams, but for the entire Marietta campus. Her engagement, involvement, and commitment to everything she undertook in her short time at Marietta was extremely impressive. She was the kind of person who wanted everyone around her to do well and took a genuine interest in her friends' and teammates' experiences. She was passionate about being a better runner and an even better student and really made it a point to get better in all aspects of her life every day. We are all deeply saddened as Caitlin had so many good things to look forward to and so much more to offer the people she touched."


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