Willie Francois
Willie Francois
Birth Date: 12/29/1989
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Roslindale, Mass.
High School: John D. O'Bryant
Alma Mater: Sprints/Mid-Distance

Notables: Dedicated runner ... Will return to running only middle distance events after a short stint last season in sprints ... Very strong runner.

2009-10: Ran in five indoor meet while competing in four different events throughout the season ... Began the year racing in the 55M dash in the Jay Carisella Invitational at NEU with a time of 8.11 seconds and a 66th place finish while also racing in the 200M event with a time of 29.01 seconds, his fastest of the year for that race ... Finished 67th overall in the 400M event on December 12 at the Harvard Invitational with a time of 1:05.34 ... Ended the season racing in only the 800M race for the final three meets, registering a season-best on February 6 at the Smith Tartan Invitational with a time of 2:32.46 and a 29th place finish.

2008-09: Competed in four meets during the indoor season ... Clocked a personal best 28.15 in the 200 meters to place 32nd at the Smith College Tartan Invitational on February 7 ... Placed 28th at the Little East Conference Championships with a time of 28.53 in the 200 meters ...Turned in a time of 8.20 to finish 32nd in the 55-meter preliminaries at the Reggie Poyau Meet on January 24.

Personal/High School: Ran track and played football for John D. O'Bryant High School ... Earned four letters for the Tigers' track squad and was the recipient of the Most Improved Award in 2005 ... Helped the track team to a city championship ... Selected the Tigers' football team's Most Dedicated Player as a senior and was named John D. O'Bryant's Student Athlete of the Month ... Born December 29, 1989 ... Majoring in accounting ... Named to the Honor Roll.