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Claudia Francis
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Queens, N.Y.
High School: Cardozo
Experience: High School
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2012-13: Outdoor – Redshirt season…did not compete…Indoor – Participated at the UW Husky Classic, UW Invitational and Blue and Orange Opener...Season Bests – 400 – 55.67, Blue and Orange Opener, Nampa, Idaho, (1/12/13); 800 – 2:07.31, UW Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash., (2/9/13).

2011-12: Pac-12 scorer and NCAA qualifier at 800 meters. Outdoors - Late start to the season, but led off Oregon's runner-up finish in the 4x800 meter relay at the Penn Relays. Was fifth in the 800 meters at the Oregon Relays in 2:06.90. Set a seasonal-best in the Pac-12 semifinals of 2:04.88 (No. 10 on the UO list). Took third in the finals in 2:05.42 to help Oregon win its fourth straight crown. Advanced to the NCAA Championships on time after running 2:07.73 at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. Was an NCAA semifinalist. Wrapped up season at the U.S. Junior Championships, where she took fourth in the 800 in 2:08.69. Indoors - Made two appearances in the 800, taking second at the Husky Classic in 2:09.16. Season Bests: Outdoors - 800 Meters - 2:04.88 (PR), Pac-12 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (5/12/12). Indoors - 800 Meters - 2:09.12 (PR), Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash. (2/11/12).

Prep: Francis ranked sixth nationally in the 800 meters in 2011 (2:06.98). Claimed the 2011 Hispanic Games 800 indoor title as a senior for Cardoza High School. Also led the nation indoors in the 600 meters (1:29.98) in 2011. Personal 800 best, 2:05.47, came at the 2009 Nike Nationals in North Carolina. As a junior, captured the New Balance Outdoor Nationals 800 crown in 2:07.30. That time ranked third nationally among high schoolers in 2010. Was the 2009 USA Junior Olympic 800 and 1,500 meter champion. Went on to win the World Youth trials in the 800 later in 2009. Impressive list of junior titles also includes the 2009 Nike Outdoor nationals (800 meters), 2009 New York Borough and City Championships (800 and 1,500 meters), 2009 Reebok Grand Prix (800 meters) and 2009 New Balance Collegiate Invitational (1,000 meters). Was also the 2008 Nike Outdoor nationals mile champion as a sophomore. Has competed previously at Oregon's Hayward Field previously, having run there at the 2004 USA Junior Olympics. High School Bests: 600 Meters - 1:29.98, 2011; 800 Meters - 2:05.47, 2009.

Personal: Major is general science. Sister Phyllis Francis is currently a junior on the Ducks' track and field team.

Personal Bests

800 Meters - 2:04.88,
Pac-12 Championships,
Eugene, Ore., 5/12/12

NCAA Outdoor Track Championships
2012 - 800 Meters, s-8th, 2:12.74

Pac-12 Track Championships
2012 - 800 Meters, 3rd, 2:05.42

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