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Incoming Penn State Track and Field Athlete Shot to Death in Philadelphia

by on August 15, 2018 9:38 AM

Kristian Marche, an incoming freshman on Penn State’s track and field team, was shot and killed on Monday night in Philadelphia, according to PennLive.

Marche was set to arrive in State College this week to begin his Penn State career. He was shot at about 9:30 p.m.on East Pastorious Street in North Philadelphia.

An official with Philadelphia’s police department told PennLive Marche’s death is “under investigation”.

In addition to being a track star at Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia, Marche played football during his high school career. He received offers to play football at Morgan State and Howard, but he chose to compete as a sprinter with Penn State’s track and field team.

Marche was a standout sprinter at Imhotep and took second place in the 100 meters at the 2017 PIAA state championship meet. He was one of 35 incoming athletes for the Nittany Lion track and field team.

 



Mikey Mandarino is a staff writer for Onward State.
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