Olivia Francka
Olivia Francka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Halfway, Mo.

High School:
Halfway High

Event:
Distance

2013 Track & Field
Indoor:
Competed in two meets ... Ran mile in 5:5.31 to finish 26th at Varsity Apartments Invitational on Feb. 1 ... Was 37th in mile at MVC championships at 5:39.28 on Feb. 23.

Outdoor: Competed in three meets ... Opened season at Wichita State's K.T. Woodman Classic (April 12), running 5:05.25 in 1,500 meters to place 26th ... Finished 17th in 1,500 at Ole Miss Open (April 20) in 5:15.31 ... Season-best 5:07.71 in Valley Championships (May 10) to place 28th.

Background
Originally signed with Missouri Southern State out of high school ... Placed second in the 3,200-meter run at the state championship meet as a senior ... At the same meet, earned first place in the 1,600 meters ... Was the 2011 district champion in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter run, clocking times of 5:29.10 and 12:09.60, respectively ... Had already spent some time on the Missouri State campus at the 2011 Aldo Sebben Relays, where she finished second in the 1,600m (5:26.09) and 3,200m (11:58.46).

Personal
Came to Missouri State after competing for Missouri Southern State in 2011 ... Graduated from Halfway High School in 2011 ... Also played softball and basketball in high school ... Majoring in physical education.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
Mile Run (indoor) 5:11.34 Holiday Preview 12/6/13
1,500-Meter Run (outdoor) 5:05.25 K.T. Woodman Classic 4/12/13

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