2011-12: BIG EAST All-Academic Indoor (Fr.):Franz competed in three events during the outdoor season, including three times in the mile run ... Placed 33rd in the mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational(Jan. 28), with a time of 4:27. 79 ... Recorded a 19th place finish in the mile at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 10) ... Ran the 800-meter at the Panther Tune-up, finishing 11th with a time of 2:00.59 ... Placed 12th in the 1,000-meter run at the Badger Track Classic (Jan. 14)...2012 Indoor Performance List. Outdoor (Fr.): Franz competed in three events during the outdoor season, including three times in the 800-meter run ... Posted a third-place finish at the Marquette Invitational in the 800, with a time of 1:55.96 ... Ran the 800 at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 31) and the Milwaukee Dual (April 5) meet ... Placed sixth in the steeplechase at the Lee Calhoun Invitational (April 14) with a time of 10:14.70 ... Competed in the 1,500-meter run at both the Dr. Keeler Invitational (May 10) and the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (March 31)...2012 Outdoor Performance List. Cross Country: Did not compete.
High School: Franz was a three-year letter winner in cross country and also earned a pair of letters in track and field at Bellarmine Prep ... Named captain of the cross country team and track and field distance group during his senior season ... Helped 1,600-meter relay to a sixth-place finish at the state meet during junior year and holds the school record in that event ... Owns personal bests of 1:56.82 (800-meter run), 4:04.18 (1,500) and 4:21.27 (1,600) ... Placed ninth in the 1,500-meter run at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympics.
Personal: Franz is the son of Matt and Anne Franz and was born in St. Louis, Mo. ... Has a younger brother, Ian, and an older sister, Laura ... Father wrestled at William and Mary, while sister ran at Trinity ... Plans to major in biomedical engineering.
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships 2012- 4x800-meter relay: 10th (7:46.25, second leg w/Schmitz, Blake Johnson and Ross)