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Valerie Francis
Position: Throws
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Concord, CA
High School: Carondelet HS
College: Muir
Major: Management Science
Experience: 1 Letter
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AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Placed 10th overall at the CCAA Championships in the hammer throw ... Season-best mark was 147'6" at the All-Cal Championships (3/8).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Competed in the hammer throw at CCAA Championships, finishing in tenth place finish overall … Threw a season best distance of 147’1”  in the hammer throw at the Soka Peace Invitational, taking a fourth place finish … Also participated in the high jump and triple jump, with season-best marks of 4’7.75” in the high jump and 31’9.5” in the triple jump.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2012 graduate of Carondelet High School in Concord ... Recognized as East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) Varsity Best Jumper during her sophomore (2010) and senior (2012) years ... Earned EBAL Frosh/Soph MVP Award and was named EBAL Frosh/Soph MVP Jumper as a freshman (2009) ... Had a personal-best performance of 5'2" to win the high jump at the De La Salle/Super 7 meet as a senior (2012) ... Won the triple jump upon leaping a career-best distance of 33'10.5" at the Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren Relays during her senior year at CHS (2012) ... Finished in 15th place in the triple jump at both the West Coast Relays (31'10") and North Coast Section (NCS) Tri-Valley Championships (33'2") in 2012 ... Settled for second place in the high jump (4'10") and 16th place in the triple jump (32'5.5") at the EBAL Championships during her junior year (2011) ... Also played basketball for the Cougars during her freshman year (2009) and ran cross country as a junior and senior (2010-11) ... Was the seventh-place finisher in the 2.1-mile race at the 26th Moreau Catholic Mariner-Saucony Invitational, finishing with a personal-record time of 15 minutes, 55.20 seconds in her senior year (2011) ... Ran career-best race in the three mile at the Mt. SAC Invitational, placing 52nd with a time of 22:56 during her junior year (2010).

PERSONAL
Born April 5, 1994 in Concord ... Parents are George and Janice Francis ... Has four older brothers named Peter, Roger, Clayton and Gary ... Father competed in track and field at Cal State East Bay and in junior college ... Brother Roger ran track for UC San Diego ... Brothers Peter and Clayton participated in track at Chico State ... Majors in economics with an emphasis in management science at Muir College ... Most memorable track moment was when her teammates came to support her at a track even when she was throwing ... Wakeboarding and waterskiing are among her hobbies ... Loves eating boisenberry pie ... Her brothers are her favorite athletes ... "Transformers" is her favorite movie ... Listens to Falling in Reverse ... Would rather play sports than watch them on TV ... Greatest influence in her life is her brothers ... Hopes after graduating from UCSD to find a job that has felxible hours so she can coach youth track.

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