This is so incredibly sad. A promising young athlete took her life over the weekend, leaving her friends and family with unanswered questions about what had her so troubled.
Via NY Post reports:
A beautiful 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania track star from New Jersey killed herself Friday by jumping to her death from a parking garage in Philadelphia, The Record reported.
Madison Holleran posted a photograph of the sunset over Rittenhouse Square to her Instagram account about an hour before she jumped from a parking garage in Downtown Philadelphia at 7 p.m.
The stunning Holleran competed for the UPenn cross-country and track teams and as an Allendale high schooler she won the 800-meter New Jersey state championship.
The freshman’s friends and fans posted their condolences and grief to the heartbreaking photo she posted before her death.
“Rest in peace Madison, whether you knew it or not you were and are an irreplaceable part of the Highlands family,” wrote Erin Lee.
“I keep trying to imagine the pain you must’ve been going through and how lost you must’ve felt. My heart breaks along with the rest of the community after the loss of someone so genuine and kind,” wrote another friend.
Two UPenn events – sorority recruitment and a track and field meet – were both postponed after Holleran’s death, the Daily Pennsylvanian reported.
Very sad, our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.