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Daniel Franz
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
City/State: Palm Springs, CA
High School: Cathedral City HS
College: Warren
Major: Human Development
Experience: 2 Letters
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AS A SENIOR IN 2015
Team captain ... Finished season with third-fastest 3000 steeplechase time in school history with a fifth-place performance at the CCAA Championship with a time of 9:10.01 ... Ran 4:04.99 in the 1500 at the Aztec Invitational (3/27) and 15:18.25 in the 5000 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (3/14).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2014
Represented UCSD in the 3000 steeplechase at the CCAA Championships, finishing fourth with a seasonal best time of 9:23.37.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013
Participated in the 3000 steeplechase at CCAA Championships, finishing in second place with a time of 9:42.27 ... Ran a personal best in the steeplechase at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational with a fifth-place finish and a time of 9:31.32, which was also the fastest time ran during the season by the Tritons ... Opened the season with a personal-best time of 2:00.67 in the 800 at the UCSD Triangular meet ... Also ran a personal best in the 1500 (4:03.82) at Triton Invitational and 3000 (8:52.31) at Mangrum Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Did not compete in track and field.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2011 graduate of Cathedral City High School ... In track, was named Top Newcomer in 2008 and MVP three times (2009-11) ... Made All-Desert Valley League twice in track (2010-11) ... Voted MVP in cross country during his senior year (2010) ... Has school record in 1,600 of 4 minutes, 26 seconds (2010) ... Also played football and basketball for the Lions.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 4, 1993 in Riverside ... Mother is Josett Gonzales ... Has an older brother named Matthew and three younger brothers named Ben, Samuel and Vincent ... Human development major with a philosophy minor at Warren College ... Plans to become a researcher/professor after graduating from UCSD ... Running straight through the finish line into his mother's arms upon placing first in the league championships during his senior year is his most memorable moment in running ... Enjoys playing basketball, reading and watching films in his spare time ... Cheers for the Miami Heat and Duke basketball ... Jon Jones is his favorite athlete ... Good Will Hunting and Forrest Gump are his favorite movies ... Listens to Childish Gambino ... Loves sushi.

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