In memory of David Torrence

It is with great sadness that the members of the HOKA New Jersey*New York Track Club mourn the loss of David Torrence, who passed away yesterday at the all too early age of 31. For many years our athletes raced alongside him and were pushed by his grit, but inspired by his positivity, enthusiasm and energy for life. 

The friendliest guy off the track, but a fierce competitor on it. If you were going to beat him, you had to be on top of your game. He was a great friend to our club and he will be missed.”
— Coach Gags

Coach Gagliano coached him at the 2014 IAAF World Relays. Gags describes him as, "The friendliest guy off the track, but a fierce competitor on it. If you were going to beat him, you had to be on top of your game. He was a great friend to our club and he will be missed."

David was a regular visitor and would stay to train with members of our team. He was planning a visit once again to take part in the 3rd HOKA One One Long Island Mile on September 6th, a race that he had won both times before. The HOKA One One Long Island Men's Elite Race will be named after David to celebrate his life and legacy.

 The running community has lost a great athlete and our most sincere condolences to all of his family and friends. More information about David can be found here.