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Olivia Francka
Olivia Francka

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Halfway, Mo.

High School:
Halfway High

Event:
Distance

04/18/2013

Track & Field Bears Traverse to Mississippi for Ole Miss Open

MSU ranked as No. 15 squad in the Midwest this week

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

04/13/2013

Distance Quartet Shines at K.T. Woodman Classic

Francka sets a new personal best in Wichita

04/10/2013

Track & Field Bears Head to Wichita for K.T. Woodman Classic

Missouri State set for two-day meet at Cessna Stadium

03/27/2013

Missouri State Set for Razorback Spring Invitational

Top Midwest talent convenes in Fayetteville

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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