University of Delaware Swimming Team Members to Take Part in 2nd Annual Kelly Fritchman Memorial 5K Saturday
July 13, 2011
LEWES, Del. -- University of Delaware men’s and women’s swimming head coach John Hayman and several Blue Hen team members will be taking part in the second annual Kelly J. Fritchman Memorial 5k Run this Saturday morning, July 16.
The race will benefit the Kelly J. Fritchman Swimming Scholarship at the University of Delaware. Fritchman, the former Kelly Leven, was a four-year letterwinner at Delaware in the 1990’s who passed away two years ago at the age of 32 from complications due to cystic fibrosis.
The scholarship was established by her parents and is given annually to a UD swimmer who displays the characteristics of courage, spirit, determination, strength, competitiveness, and inspiration.
Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the race scheduled for 8 p.m. this Saturday, July 16, at Irish Eyes Pub, 213 Anglers Road, Lewes, Del. The entry fee is $25 from July 14 until the day of the event.
Runners can register on-line and find other race and scholarship information at www.races2run.com/2011/2011Details/07-2011details.htm#071611-Kelly.
The fee includes a t-shirt and a post-race party featuring beer and refreshments. The overall male and female winner plus the top three finishers in 10-year age groups from ages 9 through 70 will receive prizes as will the top male and female walkers.
Those who wish to contribute to the scholarship fund can do so online at www.udaf.udel.edu, send checks payable to the University of Delaware to UDAF, Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, DE 19716, or call 302-831-6276.
Leven was a four-year letterwinner for the Blue Hens in 1994-98, specializing in the freestyle and butterfly events and leading the Blue Hens to the North Atlantic Conference team title in 1995 and the America East conference team title in 1996. She was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that placed second at the NAC championships in 1996 and placed in the top 10 in two relay events at the 1997 ECAC regional championships.Back To Women's Swimming Home Women's Swimming Story Archive