2016-17: Competed in four meets in the cross country season…Ran a personal best 26:01.1 in the 8K at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28) and a 15:45.50 in the 5K at the Three Stripe Invitational (11/5)…Entered in seven events in the 2017 indoor season…Earned a first place finish with a season best time of 1:52.80 at the Hokie Invitational (1/20)…Qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships in the same distance… Also competed in the 4x400m relay at the ACC Championships, helping to finish with the second best time in Duke history, clocking a combined time of 3:14.13...Had the second best time among Duke runners in the 1,000 meters as he finished in 2:42.47 at the Armory Invitational (2/4)…Was a member of the fourth place 4x400m Relay team at the Carolina Cup (1/13)…Helped the Distance Medley team finish in third place at the Hokie Invitational (1/20)…Ran in six events in the outdoor campaign…Had a season best time of 1:52.17 in the 800m at the Duke Invitational (4/22)… Led off the 4x800m Relay team at the Penn Relays (4/29) that finished with a time of 7:36.54…Earned a third place finish as a member of the 4x400m Relay team at the Battle of the Blues (4/1).
2015-16: Saw action in three meets during the cross country season…kickstarted the campaign with a fourth-place finish at the Bull City Classic (9/12)…recorded a top-10 finish at the Three Stripe Invitational, placing ninth overall in a 5K time of 16:21.80…entered in nine events during the 2016 indoor campaign…placed second and posted a time of 1:52.22 for 800 meters at the VT Challenge (2/19)…qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships in the 800 and 4x400…posted a team- and personal-best 1,000 meter time of 2:28.19 at the Armory Invitational (2/5)…during the outdoor season, crossed the line in a season-best 800 time of 1:50.72 at the Battle of the Blues (4/2)…qualified for the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) at the same distance… helped lead Duke’s 4x800 to a sixth-place finish at the Penn Relays (4/30), while registering the second-fastest time in program history (7:24.94)…led off Duke’s 4x1,500 relay that won the Raleigh Relays (3/26) in a time of 15:39.79.
2014-15: Saw action in three meets during the fall…opened college career with a 34th-place finish at the JMU Invitational (9/13)…finished 20th at the Three Stripe Invitational (11/8) in a 5K time of 16:06.05…Indoors, clocked a team-best 800 time of 1:52.17 at the VT Challenge (2/20) to earn a second-place finish…kickstarted college career with a third-place finish in the 800 at the Carolina Cup (1/16)…served as the second leg of the first-place finishing 4x800 at the Armory Invitational (1/31), helping guide the relay to a time of 7:31.86…also contributed to a second-place finish as a member of the 4x800 relay at the Millrose Games (2/14) with a time of 7:33.68…participated in the ACC Indoor Championships (2/27) in the 800…Outdoors, finished the 800 in a season-best time of 1:50.42 at the Duke Twilight (5/7)…qualified for the 800 at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/15)…earned a first-place finish as a member of the 4x800 relay at the Raleigh Relays (3/28).
Prior to Duke: Lettered all four years in both cross country and track & field under the guidance of Mary Ellen Malloy at Bensalem High School…crowned both the indoor and outdoor Pennsylvania State Champion for 800m in 2014, breaking the state record in the event during the indoor season…member of the 2013 4x800m relay that captured the Pennsylvania State Indoor and Outdoor championship…also a member of the outdoor 4x400m relay state champions in 2013…contributed towards Bensalem High School winning the 2013 District I Outdoor Team Championship and both the indoor and outdoor state team championships in 2013…served as a leg of the 2012 and 2013 District I Champion 4x800.
Personal: Son of Robert and Kelly Ann Francis…born April 12, 1996…has one sister, Casey Ann Beck.
Cross Country PRs
5K- 15:45.50 (11/5/16)
8K- 26:01.1 (10/28/16)
600m- 1:21.87 (1/23/2015)
800m- 1:50.55 (High School)
1,000m- 2:28.19 (2/5/2016)
Mile- 4:19 (High School)
800m- 1:49.57 (High School)
1,600m- 4:16 (High School)