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 for the UC San Diego track and field team.
A 2011 graduate of Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City ... In track, was named "Top Newcomer" in 2008 and "MVP" three times (2009-11) ... Made Desert Valley All-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.
Born Aug. 4, 1993 in Riverside ... Son of Josett Franz ... Has an older brother named Matthew and two younger brothers named Benito and Samuel ... Is a human development major in Warren College ... 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 ... Lebron James, Jonathan Jones, Matthew Centrowitz and Adrian Peterson are his favorite athletes ... Goodwill Hunting and Forest Gump are his favorite movies ... Childish Gambino is playing on his iPod ... Sushi is a food he could eat for the rest of his life ... Greatest influences are god, his older brother, Matthew, and his mother ... Plans to become a researcher/professor after graduation from UCSD.