AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012
Completed all six competitions for UC San Diego, improving noticeably throughout the season … Scored in the No. 3 position for the Tritons at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships in Kahuku, Hawaii, where he crossed the finish line in 34:16.1 for 49th place overall … Earned his trip to Hawaii after finishing sixth among Tritons and 25th overall at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships, clocking in at 26:42.7 … Started season with 11th-place finish at the UCSD Opener, running to a time of 22:39.4 … Took 23rd overall at the Lancer Invitational (27:20) … Was the second displacer for UCSD at the 20th Annual Triton Invitational, finishing 16th overall with 26:58 showing on the clock.
A 2011 graduate of Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City ... Voted MVP in 2011 ... In track, was named Top Newcomer in 2008 and MVP three times (2009-11) ... Made Desert Valley All-League twice in 2010 and 2011 ... Has school record in 1600 (4:26, 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 three younger brothers named Benito, Samuel and Vince ... 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 ... Plays basketball on the side for fun ... Cheers for the Miami Heat and Duke basketball ... Lebron James is his favorite athlete ... Goodwill Hunting is his favorite movie ... His favorite food is a sushi buffett ... Greatest influences are his uncle Arnold, his older brother Matthew and his mother ... Is a human development major at Warren College ... Plans to become a teacher/professor after graduation.