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Frank Csorba: 2000-2024


Earlier today, Lynchburg Athletics announced that star distance runner Frank Csorba has passed away. He was 23 years old.

Csorba was one of the NCAA's top distance talents at the Division Three level, collecting a total of six First-Team All-American honors between all three seasons of competition. The Lynchburg standout held times of 4:08 (mile), 8:06 (3k), 13:56 (5k) and 29:37 (10k), effectively making him one of the more dynamic and competitive D3 distance runners in the nation.

This past winter, Csorba assisted the Lynchburg men in winning the DMR national title.

Csorba played a key role in the recent rise of the Hornets' distance program. Acting as one of the key building blocks for Lynchburg over the last few years, the versatile ace contributed national-level scoring as far back as 2021 and covered numerous areas of the team's roster as they ascended the Division Three ranks.

In May of 2021, TSR wrote a feature piece on the Lynchburg men which featured Frank Csorba as one of the focal points of the piece. That article is now unlocked.

According to Lynchburg Athletics, Csorba was an undergraduate alumnus in criminology and a graduate student in the school's master of public health program. Lynchburg's distance running group posted the following on Instagram:

"It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our brother, teammate, and friend Frank Csorba. Since his first steps on campus, Frank was a light to so many, epitomizing the power of joy in the journey. Through the years, he lifted others to reach the impossible and smiled with every run. As a champion, warrior, and leader, he fought persistently to continue battling for his team. While we knew and loved our groundbreaking, record-setting national champion, we treasure the beautiful memories we have shared with our brother. We wish our condolences to the Csorba family and everyone who had the privilege of knowing this young man. Please respect the family’s privacy and thoughts during this time of grief."

According to Lynchburg Athletics, "Details regarding a memorial service will be communicated once available, and resources for the campus community have been provided."

The cause of death has not been made public.


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