Frank Csorba, University of Lynchburg Runner, Dies at 23!

Lynchburg’s distance program paid tribute to Csorba on its Instagram page Tuesday. “It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, teammate, and friend Frank Csorba,” the message went on to say. “Frank has been a source of inspiration for many since his first steps on campus, exemplifying the power of joy in the journey.

Over the years, he inspired others to achieve the unattainable and grinned with each run. As a champion, warrior, and leader, he worked tirelessly to keep fighting for his squad. While we knew and liked our groundbreaking, record-breaking national champion, we cherish the wonderful memories we have with our brother.”

Calls to a university representative for additional information were not returned immediately Thursday. Csorba was slated to compete in an event at the ODAC Outdoor Championships on Friday and Saturday in Bridgewater.

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He was named national athlete of the week after running a 13:56.44 in the 5,000-meter race at the Raleigh Relays. That timing broke his record in the event by more than 12 seconds and was the seventh-best performance in Division III history, according to a press release from the school’s athletic media department.

Frank Csorba Death

That time was also the best in Division III for the 2024 outdoor season, and according to the statement, it “all but guarantees he’ll be racing for a third All-American award at the outdoor championships in May.”

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Csorba was a native of Boydton, a small town in Mecklenburg County. He earned a conference title at Bluestone High School and arrived at Lynchburg as a freshman in 2019, with tightly cut blonde hair and piercing blue eyes in his athletic image. He was a distance runner at the time, and he continued to improve during his five years at Lynchburg.

Csorba was a criminology student enrolled in the master of public health program. His favorite novel was “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” He was born on December 12, 2000.

On Wednesday evening, Lynchburg held a vigil at Shellenberger Field in honor of his memory. A separate Instagram post from the school’s athletic account read: “Frank was a celebrated and decorated member of our cross country and track & field teams as a six-time All-American, and he recently shared the NCAA distance medley relay title with his teammates.” Details about a memorial ceremony will be conveyed when they become available, and emotional support tools for the campus community have been provided.”

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