The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) flag will be lowered Thursday, January 19, 2017, in memory of UNO student athlete Merzedes Hart.
Merzedes, 19, was a freshman member of the UNO Track and Field team. She passed away on Friday, Jan. 13. She is survived by her mother, step-father, father, four siblings, grandparents, great grandparents and friends.
Prior to enrolling at UNO, Merzedes was a highly-decorated athlete at Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs. She was a six-time state qualifier and graduated as the holder of five school records in sprints.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today