DOVER, Del.- Delaware State University’s track & field and cross country teams spent part of their weekend giving back to the community. The Hornet student-athletes and coaches served as volunteers for the 2014 Delaware Senior Olympics Race Walk/Track & Field events at DSU’s Alumni Stadium on Sunday.
Dozens of Delaware seniors took part in the event, which consisted of running, jumping and throwing competition.
“This is an excellent way for our student-athletes to give back to the community and the sport,” said Delaware State Head Women’s Track & Field Coach Krystal McKenzie. “The University has been involved with Senior Olympics for a number of years, and I’m pleased that our teams are continuing the tradition.”
Delaware Senior Olympics, a member organization of the National Senior Games Association, began with 127 athletes in 1991. In 2014, more than 1,400 Delaware seniors are expected to participate in its statewide events.