Florida Tech Athletics Mourns Sudden Passing of Rockledge High Grad Christian Lake
By Daniel Supraner, FIT Director of Athletic Communications // July 21, 2017
transfered from Eastern Florida State
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Tech Department of Athletics mourns the passing of student-athlete Christian Lake, who passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday.
Lake, 21, joined the Florida Tech athletic programs in 2016 after transferring from Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.
A native of Rockledge, Florida, he was a member of the Florida Tech Men’s Cross Country team during the 2016 season and the Men’s Track & Field team during the 2017 campaign.
“Christian came out of Rockledge High School after a two-year stop at Eastern Florida State College,” said Florida Tech Head Cross Country Coach Pete Mazzone.
“He came to us in the fall of 2016 and quickly established himself as one of our most durable and hardest working athletes on the team. Christian quickly made lasting relationships with his teammates and got along with everyone.
“Student-athletes don’t just come and go at Florida Tech. They become a part of your family. Christian will always be a part of the Florida Tech Cross Country family. Our team is deeply saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are certainly with the Lake family at this time.”
Lake was studying business administration at the Nathan Bisk College of Business and was headed into his senior year and expecting to graduate in December 2019.
“I’m deeply saddened to hear about Christian’s passing,” FIT Head Track & Field Coach Jason Munsch said.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. This puts into perspective how precious life is and that you can’t ever take anything for granted. Christian was a very positive person and always seemed to have a happy spirit. He will be greatly missed.”
Funeral services are being finalized by the Lake family. Once this information is available, it will be shared on FloridaTechSports.com
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