Tragic story out of Corona Del Sol high school.
Marcus Wheeler, the 2014 Arizona state D1 cross-country champion, passed away earlier today in an apparent suicide on campus.
Moments before, he tweeted this:
there is going to be a suicide in the school right now
— TIGERHOODS⚡️ (@marcuswheeler69) May 12, 2015
According to the website www.flotrack.org, Wheeler had committed to run for Central Arizona College next season.
He took the D1 state cross-country race title with a time of 15:36.
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends of Marcus Wheeler, a Corona HS student -Latest update: http://t.co/PZJ7rCLXtp
— Tempe Police (@TempePolice) May 12, 2015
Life is too short ! Make the most out of everyday. Stop the hate! Come together as people and LOVE each other! Tomorrow is never promised !
— Marvin Bagley III (@MB3FIVE) May 12, 2015
Arcadia please show respect for Corona and Marcus Wheeler by wearing yellow and orange tomorrow?
— AHS StuGo (@ahstitans) May 12, 2015
The Marcus Wheeler memorial will be Saturday 16th at 10:00pm at tumbleweed. Please join us in the celebration of his life.
— BirdLegs Pete (@HatchSquadRyan) May 12, 2015