The University of Utah athletics department and teams plan to honor the memory of deceased track and field student-athlete Lauren McCluskey in several ways.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
5:00 p.m. Candlelight Vigil on the steps of the Park Building. The track and field and cross country teams will wear black ribbons.
7:00 p.m. Volleyball match vs. Washington State. There will be a moment of silence and Utah and Washington State will link arms in solidary for Lauren, who is from Pullman, Wash. Stickers with the winged foot logo attached to this email will be given to fans.
Thursday, Oct. 25
7:00 p.m. Soccer game vs. UCLA. There will be a moment of silence and the Utah players will wear wristbands with the heart logo bearing Lauren’s initials. Fans will receive the winged foot logo.
Friday, Oct. 26
11:10 a.m. PT Pac-12 Cross Country Championships at Stanford. The cross country team will wear black uniforms with a patch of the heart logo bearing Lauren’s initials.
7:30 p.m. PT Football game at UCLA. The Utes will wear a helmet decal with the winged foot logo. In addition, the UCLA athletics department will hold a moment of silence at the game.
A Lauren McCluskey memorial fund has been established by the University of Utah to honor her memory. On request of Lauren’s family, the fund will help support future scholarships for student-athletes in track and field. Link to the Laura McClusky Memorial Fund: https://giving.utah.edu/lauren-mccluskey/.
Condolences and messages of support to everyone grieving Lauren’s loss can be left by clicking on this link: https://continuum.utah.edu/lauren-mccluskey/.