Taylor Ceepo was just a quarter mile from the finish line of Sunday's Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, when she collapsed on the unseasonably hot day.
Medics on the scene responded immediately, and Taylor was taken to University Hospital's Cleveland Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Just 22-years-old, Taylor is a recent graduate of Walsh University where she majored in Biology, and double-minored in Psychology and Chemistry, and also played Soccer.
Taylor was originally from Medina, and graduated from St. V, where a mass was held in her memory this morning. She was a four-year member of the girls soccer team at St. V, who tweeted their disbelief and condolences Sunday night:
Our hearts are broken as one of our former players, Taylor Ceepo, passed away today. Shocked and saddened, but forever grateful she was a part of ours lives, Taylor will be greatly missed. ??— STVMGirlsSoccer (@stvmgirlssoccer) May 19, 2019
No official cause of death yet, though the heat is likely a factor as the mid-to-upper-80's and humidity, proved problematic for many runners. Race officials say more than 70 had to be treated for heat-related illnesses.