Girl dies after collapsing at practice
A teenage female athlete who collapsed during track practice at a Florida high school has died, the Ledger of Lakeland, Fla., reported Wednesday.
Sarah Landauer, 17, a soccer and track star at Eastside High School in Gainesville, Fla., died overnight, according to reports by the Ledger and MyFoxOrlando.
Officials have not released a cause of death.
According to Florida’s Star-Banner, Eastside boys’ soccer coach Ron Messick confirmed that faculty had been notified of Landauer’s death.
"Sarah was an unbelievable athlete, but she was an unbelievable person and she set the bar high for all of us to compete and be a model person," Messick said, according to the Star-Banner. "Just having her smile out in the hallways is going to be something that I will miss. But knowing that she is smiling in a better place will help everyone get through this."
After Landauer collapsed during practice Monday, CPR was administered at the field and an external defibrillator was used to try to revive her, according to the reports.
Landauer was transported to the intensive care unit of Shands at the University of Florida, where she later died.
Landauer’s collapse wasn’t the first health scare for the prep star. Landauer also collapsed while training at the University of Florida in late February.
Family members said she had been cleared by doctors to resume her sports activities, according to the reports.