He also became an avid supporter of youth XC and Track & Field programs, which his son and daughter competed in. Even after their graduation from Clifton High School and respective college programs, Fred remained a fixture at Clifton HS as a supporter, track official, timer and scorer and any other capacity he could.
Fred passed away unexpectedly on January 20, 2014 while attending an annual timer’s conference. He was on a morning run when he collapsed from a heart attack.
In honor of Fred Torres’ avid love for the sport of running, the running community and passion to help younger runners, the Fred Torres Memorial Scholarship was created. The Scholarship is awarded to senior student athletes of the Clifton High School XC and Track & Field Programs and who will continue academics and athletics in college/university. The first of these scholarships were awarded in June 2014.