January 31, 2012

Francis Named UAA Track & Field Athlete of the Week

Emory University senior Ian Francis was named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, following his performances at two meets last weekend for the Eagles.

Francis recorded the top triple jump in the University Athletic Association (UAA) this season at the Clemson Invitational, finishing fourth in the event with a jump of 14.04 meters, the 17th-best among all Division III athletes this season and the eighth-best mark in Emory history.  Earlier in the week at the Birmingham Invitational, he finished 10th with a 6.58 meter long jump, second in the UAA in the event only to his own best jump this season.  Francis also finished 34th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.35 seconds, the 12th-best in the UAA this season, and ran the second leg of the Eagles' ninth-place 4x400-meter relay team, whose time of 3:26.88 converts to the third-best in the UAA during the campaign.

This was the second career UAA Athlete of the Week honor for Francis, the 2009 UAA Indoor Rookie of the Year and the 2011 UAA Champion in the indoor triple jump.

Francis and the Eagles will return to action on Saturday, February 4th at the Tiger Indoor Invitational in Sewanee, Tenn.

The following Eagles have been named the UAA Track & Field Athletes of the Week this season: 

January 30th: Ian Francis