Hall of Fame induction: 1994
Mr. Newlin is perhaps the father of modern schoolboy track & field and cross country in the state. As head of the Wilmington Parks and Recreation department he established the State Cross Country Championship at Rockford Park in 1954, he stimulated the summer development meets at Baynard Stadium (where the track is named after him) and encouraged their growth to their high point in the 1970’s. Frank was responsible for the construction of an all-weather track at baynard, which has seen more track meets than probably all of the other venues in the state combined.
Newlin started and conducted the the City Championships and the DelMarVa Relays. The runner with the fastest boy’s time in the state cross country meet receives an award named after Frank (W. Frank Newlin Award, started in 1967). He was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1977.