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In the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, eight University of Wyoming track athletes died in a traffic accident 17 miles south of Laramie. It is a loss still shared by family, friends and the entire UW community 10 years later.

Justin M. Lambert-Belanger, Timmins, Ontario; Cody B. Brown,  Hudson, Colo.; Kyle N. Johnson, Riverton, Wyo.; Joshua D. Jones, Salem, Ore.; Morgan J. McLeland, Gillette, Wyo.; Kevin L. Salverson, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Nicholas J. Schabron, Laramie, Wyo.; and Shane E. Shatto,  Douglas, Wyo., were remembered days later in a community memorial service at the Arena-Auditorium.

A year later, a memorial garden was dedicated on the south side of the UW Athletics Complex.

Find out more at The Memory of 8 and UW Athletics Memorial.

To read news articles about the 10th Anniversary in the Denver Post (Associated Press story), Huffington Post, Laramie Boomerang and the Casper Star-Tribune.


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The Memory of 8

The Memory of 8 commemorates and remembers the eight students who died in 2001 on the way to a track meet.

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