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Urreiztieta memorial tonight



The UA will hold a memorial service in honor of former track and field athlete Lezo Urreiztieta tonight from 6-7 p.m. in McKale Center.

Urreiztieta, a junior hurdler and aspiring doctor, died Dec. 21 at University of Arizona Medical Center due to complications following brain surgery.

Urreiztieta was honored with a moment of silence before the NAU men’s basketball game on Dec. 23.
Since many were out of town for winter break when he died, the UA decided to hold a public memorial when school was back in session.

The program will include words from family, head track and field coach Fred Harvey and various members of the team.

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By Rebecca Sasnett 2013 / Arizona Daily Wildcat
Rebecca Marie Sasnett/ Daily Wildcat Mourners put together a vigil in memory of UA junior track and field athlete Lezo Urreiztieta in front of McKale Center on Dec. 22, the day after his death. The UA is holding a memorial for Urreiztieta tonigh at 6 p.m.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and there is no charge to attend the event. Parking will be available free of charge in surface lots and at meters, but there will be a fee for the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage.

The UA has set up the Lezo Urreiztieta Endowed Scholarship in his memory to support one track and field student-athlete per year, and Wildcats have been tweeting with the hashtags “#ForLezo” and “#BeLezoLike.”

After setting the school record in the high jump last week at NAU, senior Nick Ross dedicated his achievement to Urreiztieta.

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