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    Joe Franklin     
     
      Joe Franklin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Godby

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 135

Experience:
2L

CAREER BESTS

5K: N/A
8K: 25:51.78 (2008)
10K: N/A

2011: Did not compete.

2010: Did not compete.

2009: Saw duty in five meets as a sophomore...Finished 72nd overall and ninth on the team at the SEC Championships in 28:01.33...Season-best 8K clocking came at the Greater Louisville Classic, where he was 144th, 10th on the team, in 26:09.10...Best placing on the squad came at the Crimson Classic, where he ran seventh for UT and wound up 34th overall in 26:31.20.

2008: Ran only in the 8K SEC Championships for the Vols, placing 58th overall in a time of 25:51.78.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time high school All-American...Won indoor and outdoor 800m national titles...Won state cross country championship in 2008...Captured four state track titles in the 800m and three in the 1600m...Holds the Florida state high school record of 4:08.84 in the mile.

PERSONAL: Majoring in sociology...Born Sept. 12, 1988...Parents are Joseph Franklin and Ardella Joe...Family includes sisters Christina, Contessa and Sharisse, and brothers Jason and Corrian...Father was an All-American at Auburn in 1979...Recipient of the VJM Sigmon Athletic Scholarship.

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