Brendan Franz
Brendan  Franz

Graduate Student

Olympia, Wash.

High School:
Bellarmine Prep

XC / Mid-Distance



Marquette Finishes Competition at Louisville and North Central

Winter leads the way with a third-place finish


Marquette Track and Field Heads to BIG EAST Outdoor Championships

MU will compete Friday-Sunday at Rutgers


Koeck and Schuh Shatter Marquette Records at Benedictine Twilight

Koeck and Schuh with huge PRs in Illinois


Track and Field Heads to Lisle, Ill., for Benedictine Twilight

MU has final tune-up for BIG EAST Championships


Will Koeck Sets Marquette Hammer Throw Record at Lee Calhoun

Koeck topped MU record by over a meter

Personal Bests (as of June 2015):

800: 1:54.09
1,000: 2:28.91
Mile run: 4:24.98
3,000: 8:49.07

400 hurdles: 56.55
: 1:53.68
Steeplechase: 10:14.70

Indoor (Sr.): Did not compete.
Outdoor (Sr.): Did not compete.
Cross Country (So.): Competed in five of seven meets for the Blue & Gold ... Registered a season-best 8k time of 27:01.8 and finished fourth on the team at the Wisconsin Open (Nov. 8).


BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Jr.): Ran the 800- and 1,500-meter runs during the indoor season ... Posted a career-best time of 1:54.09 in the 800 at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 14) ... Ran in the 800 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 22) and placed fifth with a top time of 1:55.18 ... Recorded personal-best 1,000 time of 2:28.54 at the Meyo Invitational with an eighth-place finish.
Outdoor (Jr.): Competed in three events, the 400 meters hurdles, 800 meters and 1,500 meters during his 2014 outdoor campaign ... Placed sixth and recorded a personal-best time of 56.55 in the 400 meter hurdles during the BIG EAST Championships (May 11) to place sixth ... During the Bryan Clay Invitational (April 18), ran 800 meters with a time of 1:54.42 ... Achieved a fourth-place finish and personal-best time of 3:58.72 running the 1,500 meters atthe Benedictine Twilight (April 25) ... Helped the men's 4x800-meter relay to a fourth-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships running as the third leg with Ryan Shields, Anton Rice and Mark Norland.
Cross Country (So.): Did not compete

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Competed in three different events over the course of the 2012-13 campaign... Posted two third-place finishes in the 1,000-meter run at the Notre Dame Blue & Gold Invitational (Dec. 7) and the Badger Classic (Jan. 12) with time of 2:31.50 and 2:32.93 respectively... Registered a new personal-best and a BIG EAST qualifying mark in the 800 meters with a time of 1:54.93 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 2)... Placed 10th at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:28.91, a new personal-best... 2012-13 Indoor Performance List.
Outdoor (So.): Competed in two events during the 2013 outdoor campaign, including six times in the 800 meters and once in the 1500-meter run.... Posted a second-place finish at the Marquette vs. UW-Milwaukee Dual (April 5) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:57.30... Recorded a new personal-best at the Dr. Keeler Invitational (May 10) in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.68... Registered a time of 4:02.33 in the 1,500 meters at the Oliver Nikoloff Invite (March 29), a new personal-best...2012-13 Outdoor Performance List.
Cross Country (Fr.): Ran the 8k race at the Bradley Classic, registering a personal-best mark of 27:16 in the college division ...2012 XC Performance List.

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 ...Majors in biocomputer engineering.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Did not compete.
800-meter run: 5th (1:54.09)
4x400-meter relay: 6th (3:26.67;third leg w/Bell, Meinholz and Rice)
1,000-meter run: 10th (2:28.91)
4x800-meter relay: 7th (7:38.37; second leg w/Lacy, McDonald and Agnew)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
Did not compete.

400 hurdles: 6th (56.55 seconds)
4x800-meter relay
: 4th (7:41.50, thirdleg w/Shields, Rice and Norland)
4x800-meter relay:11th (7:56.60, first leg w/Agnew, Sadjak and McDonald)

4x800-meter relay: 10th (7:46.25, second leg w/Schmitz, Blake Johnson and Ross)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (8k)
2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A

NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (10k)
2014 - N/A
2013 - N/A
2012 - N/A
2011 - N/A

2014 Cross Country
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/5 - Badger Opener (6k)
48 / 10
4 of 5
9/19 - National Catholic Invitational (5mi.)
JV / 6
5 of 11
9/27- Roy Griak Invitational (8k)
254 / 12
28 of 31
10/17 - Bradley Pink Classic (4.97mi.) 27:16.70 White / 20 14 of 26
10/31 - BIG EAST (8k)
6 of 9
11/8 - Wisconsin Open (8k) 27:01.80* 13 / 4 -
11/14 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k)
18 of 30
2012 Cross Country
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/7 - NIU Huskie Open (6k)
9/14 - National Catholic Invitational (5 mi.)
9/29 - Greater Louisville Classic (8k)
10/12 - Bradley Classic (8k)
19 / - (College Race)
10/26 - BIG EAST (8k)
11/9 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k) - - -


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