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    Frank Francois     
     
      Frank Francois
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burke, Va.

High School:
Lake Braddock

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 150

Event:
400/800

Experience:
3L

PERSONAL RECORDS

500 1:03.76
600 1:20.75
800 1:48.99

SEC Results-Indoor
2003-800 1:50.01 (8th)
2004-800 1:50.59 (11th) preliminaries
2004-Distance medley relay 10:06.79 (7th)

SEC Results-Outdoor
2002-800 1:51.63 (18th) preliminaries
2003-800 1:49.94 (12th) preliminaries
2004-800 1:49.70 (10th) preliminaries

Mideast Regional Results-Outdoor
2003-800 1:50.40 (12th) preliminaries
2004-800 1:50.47 (16th) preliminaries

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS

2004 Outdoor: Major- Business. Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Peaked at both the indoor and outdoor SEC championships in the 800 ... Registered his season-best 800 time of 1:49.70 to place 10th in the prelims at the SEC outdoors ... Qualified for the Mideast Regionals in the 800, where he finished 16th in the prelims with a 1:50.47 offering ... Crossed fourth in 1:52.26 at the Gatorade Classic in the 800 ... Opened his outdoor season at the Alabama Relays with a seventh-place, 1:54.40 effort in the 800 ... Ran the third leg on the Vols' fastest 4x800 relay of the season, a winning 7:25.43 effort at the Sea Ray Relays.

2004 Indoor: Peaked at the SEC indoors where he ran a season-best 1:50.59 to finish 11th in the 800 prelims (Feb. 28) ... Ran the third leg to help Tennessee to a seventh-place distance medley relay finish in 10:06.79, the season's second-fastest time, at the SEC indoor championships ... Finished fifth in 1:51.76 in his season-opening 800 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Ran the third leg on the fastest distance medley relay of the season, a sixth-place, 9:55.84 effort at the adidas Boston Indoor Games ... Finished 11th in 1:53.35 in the 800 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational in New York.

2003 Outdoor: Posted his season-best regional qualifier in the 800 prelims at the SEC outdoors (May 16) courtesy of a 12th-place, 1:49.94 race ... Offered up his career-best 400 time of 49.46 at the Florida Relays (March 28) while also leading off Tennessee's ninth-place, 10:12.74 effort in the distance medley relay ... Finished 12th in the 800 prelims with a time of 1:50.40 at the NCAA Mideast Regionals at Ohio State ... Opened the outdoor season with a fourth-place, 49.54 400 effort at the Florida State Relays ... Played important role in Tennessee's one-point victory at the SEC Triangular in South Carolina with a team-leading third-place, 1:51.49 finish in the 800 and anchor leg on the fourth-place 4x400 relay effort ... Notched regional qualifier of 1:49.97 to take 14th in the 800 and capped a blowout win with an impressive 4x800 relay, 7:28.04, anchor leg at the Sea Ray Relays ... Moved up from 11th to hand off third after his leadoff leg on Tennessee's fourth-place, 7:21.91 4x800 relay effort and took third leg on ninth-place, 9:58.24 distance medley relay at the Penn Relays.

2003 Indoor: Posted his season-best 800 time of 1:49.20 to better his provisional qualifier, though not enough to make the NCAA field, at Iowa State's NCAA Qualifier (March 8) ... Ran to second with a lifetime-best 600 time of 1:20.75 (Jan. 17) and anchored the Vols' eighth-place 4x400 relay at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational ... Notched his season-best 400 time of 50.57 at Kentucky's McCravy Memorial (Feb. 8) ... Improved his 800 time to 1:50.01 to earn eighth at the SEC indoors ... Assigned third leg on Tennessee's fifth-place, season-best, 10:04.18 effort in the distance medley relay and finished seventh in 1:51.64 in the 800 at the Armory Invitational ... Helped Tennessee to the SEC East Challenge win with a seventh-place, provisionally qualified, 1:50.17 800 time and the third leg on the victorious distance medley relay team (10:14.21).

2002 Outdoor: Represented the U.S. in the IAAF/Coca-Cola World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica in his specialty, the 800 ... After clocking a 1:50.10 in the 800 qualifying round, Francois placed 17th overall in the semifinals with a 1:53.67 to miss out on the finals ... Wrote his ticket to the Worlds with a strong lifetime-best time of 1:48.99 to take runner-up honors in the 800 at the USA Junior Championships (June 22) in Palo Alto, Calif., finishing just five-hundredths of a second off the winning time ... Ran a 1:51.63 to take 18th in the 800 prelims at the SEC outdoors ... Finished third in the 800 at the Knoxville Invitational ... Took the third leg on Tennessee's third-place 4x800 relay effort at the Penn Relays ... The Penn Relays Vol 4x800 relay time of 7:21.71 stood as the third-fastest in the U.S. in 2002 ... Ran the third leg of Tennessee's winning 4x800 relay effort, a 7:25.45, at the Sea Ray Relays ... Finished eighth in 1:52.49 in the 800 at the Gatorade Classic ... Nabbed third with a 1:52.66 time to help the Vols to the team title at the Cal Invitational ... Opened the season with a 10th-place, 50.00 time in the 400 at USC's Trojan Classic.

2002 Indoor: Offered up a season-best, fourth-place, 1:53.40 time in the 800 `B' section at the Armory Invitational (Feb. 9) ... Posted a sixth-place, 1:54.59 finish in the 800 to help Tennessee to the team title at the SEC Eastern Division Challenge ... Took sixth in 1:20.94 in the 600 at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational ... Opened up the indoor season in the 400 with a 50.32 time.

2004 Cross Country: Squad member.

2003 Cross Country: Squad member.

2002 Cross Country: Squad member.

2001 Cross Country: Squad member.

HIGH SCHOOL

Looks to be an 800 specialist ... Held the top 500 time in the nation in 2001 ... Holds six school records ... Earned All-America honors for the 2001 indoor campaign ... Named to the 2001 Washington Post All-Met team ... Named team captain in 2001 and team MVP for 2000 outdoor season and 2001 indoor season ... Helped lead his team to the state, regional and district indoor titles in 2001 ... In 2000, he and his teammates at Lake Braddock Secondary School took runner-up honors at state after winning the regional and district championships.

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