Posts Tagged ‘Widener track and field’

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Widener Alumnus and Hodgkin’s Survivor a Candidate for L&L Society Man of the Year Award

February 23, 2012

Brian Klick, a 2001 Widener graduate who earned a master’s of education from the university in 2005, is raising funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a candidate in its annual Man of the Year campaign.

A two-time Academic All-American in cross country and track and field, Brian joined the Widener staff as an assistant coach in 2002. His family has a long history with Widener: his father, Fran, is a 1974 graduate, his sister Shannon a 2006 graduate, and his brother Kevin a 2008 graduate.

In the fall of 2004, Brian learned first hand what it means to battle blood cancer – he  was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Ultimately, he made a full recovery and has been in remission for seven years.  He is planning to run the Boston Marathon – marking his tenth marathon – in April.

Klick, far left, coaching two participants in the Philadelphia Marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies Team in Training Program.

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Widener Bests Swarthmore in 320 Challenge

May 10, 2011

Tyler Schmalhofer

Widener men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams outperformed teams from Swarthmore College in year-ending conference meets, breaking a tie in the yearlong, mulit-sport competition between the two schools.

With point totals at the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Championships, the men’s and women’s teams gave Widener a 10-8 victory over Swarthmore in the 320 Challenge — so named for the route that connects the campuses, only three miles apart.  The 320 challenge pits the schools in their shared 19 sports (a softball game was canceled this year); the track and field points are decided at their respective conference championship meets.  Widener won the inaugural 320 Challenge last year by the score of 12-7.

Freshman Tyler Schmalhofer from Elizabethtown, Pa., played a big role in the victory.  He won the Men’s Rookie of the Meet award for winning the 400-meter dash and  running on Widener’s winning 4×400-meter relay team.

For a look at the scores from all 320 Challenge events, click here.  For more on the track meets, visit this page.

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