2016 at Taylor: Continued to make major impact on Trojan lineup during second season … Raced in all seven meets ... Scored inside TU’s top-five finishers in six-of-seven outings … Opened year with personal-best time of 18:51.8 and fifth-place finish at Indiana Wesleyan Invite … IWU Invite time was TU’s 15th-fastest individual mark of the season … Went on to crack the 19:50 barrier in all seven events … Claimed four top-20 showings and crossed inside the top-60 in all six regular season meets … Claimed All-Crossroads League honors with 12th-place finish at league meet … Finished 227th at NAIA National Championships.
2015 at Taylor: Burst onto collegiate scene as immediate contributor in Taylor lineup … Raced in all seven competitions and scored for TU in each of final six races … Ran season-best mark of 18:51.9 at Bethel Invite to crack TU’s top-20 all-time individual times … Posted four times of sub-19:15 and finished under the 20-minute barrier in all seven meets … Notched top-10 performances at Bethel Invite and Crossroads League Championships … Crossed inside top-30 in all six regular season outings … Earned All-Indiana Little State and All-Crossroads League honors … Finished 109th at NAIA National Championships.
Prep: Three-time varsity letterwinner in cross country for Bob Maxson at West Chicago Community High … Winner of Varsity Athletic Award as three-sport student-athlete for the Wildcats … Received Coach’s Award … Winner of Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Award … Named team’s Most Improved … Claimed Rookie-of-the-Year honors … Nominated for Academic All-Illinois honors … Named Scholar-Athlete … Member of Academic Honor Roll … Member of National Honor Society … Illinois State Scholar.
Personal: Daughter of Don and Ana Franch … Majoring in mathematics educations … Minoring in Spanish … Prep teammate of current TU cross country junior, Mae Elizabeth Gimre.
|Kristin Alt||FR||Perrysburg, OH||Perrysburg|
|Alex Berends||JR||Hudsonville, MI||Hudsonville|
|Rachel Blagg||SO||Marshalltown, IA||Marshalltown|
|Taylor Bluemel||FR||Brodhead, WI||Brodhead|
|Margie Crosby||SO||Columbia, MO||Rock Bridge|
|Abby Crosley||SO||Fishers, IN||Heritage Christian|
|Amanda Dibley||SO||Bristol, IN||Elkhart Central|
|Andi Foster||JR||Van Wert, OH||Van Wert|
|Michelle Franch||SO||West Chicago, IL||West Chicago Community|
|Kathryn Gerig||SR||Indianapolis, IN||Heritage Christian|
|Mae Elizabeth Gimre||SO||West Chicago, IL||West Chicago Community|
|Megan Harrison||FR||Indianapolis, IN||Heritage Christian|
|Haley Heath||SO||Wabash, IN||Southwood|
|Lauren Melchers||JR||Algonquin, IL||H.D. Jacobs|
|Naomi Noyes||FR||Wheaton, IL||Wheaton North|
|Ellie Rodman||JR||Upland, IN||Eastbrook|
|Hannah Schroder||SR||Caledonia, MI||Caledonia|
|Anna Souzis||SO||Groveport, OH||Madison Christian|
|Maddie Weeden||FR||Wheaton, IL||Wheaton North|