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 ... Plays basketball on the side for fun ... Cheers for the Miami Heat, the New York Jets and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ... Lebron James is his favorite athlete ... "I Am Legend" is his favorite movie ... His grandma's famous smoked ribs are a food he could eat for the rest of his life ... Greatest influences are his uncle, Arnold, his older brother, Matthew, and his mother ... Plans to become a teacher/professor after graduation from UCSD.