February 8, 2012

Franklin Named GLIAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Senior Bailey Franklin
Senior Bailey Franklin

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Northern Michigan senior Bailey Franklin has been selected Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.

Franklin is a provisional qualifier in the pentathlon and had a first and third place finish at the Pointer Invitational last Saturday. The senior scored 3,339 points in the pentathlon to set a provisional mark.

The River Falls, Wis. native also broke a school record in the high jump last Saturday, clearing 5-9.25 to break her old school record and qualify for nationals. She also cleared 36-10.25 for third place in the triple jump. Franklin ranks first in the GLIAC in seven events including the long jump and shot put.

The Wildcats travel to the GVSU Big Meet this Friday (Feb. 10) before hosting a pair of meets next weekend.

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