O'Connor runs fastest time in NCAA Track & Field Championship history. Ehrhardt, Schulist and Franklin receive All-American honors.
Five Spartans earn medals on day two of Big Ten Indoor Championships.
No. 23 MSU women edge No. 15 Michigan, 81-80. No. 25 Spartan men fall 85-76. Franklin, James and O'Connor win two events each.
Franklin ties outdoor personal best with jump of 13.49 meters
Five Spartans competed at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon (Photos by Phil Johnson)
2014 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Purdue University (May 16-18)
MSU won nine medals, broke seven MSU records & two meet records at the 2014 B1G Indoor Track & Field Championships.
• 200m - 23.85
• 400m - 53.47
• High jump - 1.61m/5-3f
• Long jump - 5.84m/19-2
• Triple jump - 13.56/44-6 (MSU Record)
• Big Ten Women's Triple Jump Champion
• USTFCCCA Second-Team Indoor All-American
INDOOR: Repeated as Big Ten Champion in the triple jump with a mark of 13.31m ... Placed 12th with a mark of 12.65m in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships ... Member of the Big Ten Women’s DMR Championship team that set the MSU school record with a time of 10:57.80 ... Also ran in the 4x400 relay at the Big Ten Championships, helping the Spartans score two points with a seventh-place time of 3:38.46 ... Finished first in the 400m with a time of 55.51 at the GVSU Mike Lints Open on Jan. 16; Also placed second in the 200m (24.61) behind teammate Alicia Evans ... Recorded first-place finishes in the long jump (5.62m) and triple jump (12.11m) at the MSU-UM dual on Jan. 31, helping the Spartan women to an 81-80 team win ... Won the triple jump the following week at the Meyo Invitational with a season-best mark of 13.38m ... Recorded her third win of the indoor season in the triple jump with a mark of 13.11m at the SPIRE Invitational on Feb. 14 ... Big Ten Women's Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 9)
• First-team USTFCCCA All-American
• First-Team All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Second Team USTFCCCA All-American and First Team All-Big Ten ... Selected to represent the United States at the 2014 North America Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-23 Championships, where she won the triple jump with a mark of 13.42m ... Also went on to finish fifth at the Pan-American Olympic Festival with a jump of 13.49m ... Finished second in the triple jump at the NCAA East Regional with a season-best mark of 13.49m (44-3.25)... Won the triple jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships... Placed 13th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the triple jump.
INDOOR: Earned First-Team All-American and finished fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships... First Team All-Big Ten... Set both the Big Ten and school record in the triple jump en route to winning the Big Ten Indoor Championships with a mark of 13.54m (44-6)... Won the triple jump at the Bob Eubanks Open, Notre Dame Invite, Meyo Invitational, and Spire Invitational.
• First-team USTFCCCA All-American
• NCAA East Preliminary Round Qualifier
• Second-Team All-Big Ten
OUTDOOR: Competed in the 4x400m relay and 400m at the Raleigh Relays, posting times of 3:49.15 and a season-best 54.75 respectively ... Earned first-place in the triple jump at the Raleigh Relays with a mark of 13.07m/42-10f ... Placed first in the 4x400m relay and second in the 200m at the Spartan Invitational with times of 3:45.30 and 24.20 respectively ... Posted marks of a season-best 5.26m/17-3 in the long jump and a first-place 13.13m/43-1 in the triple jump at the Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational ... Placed second in the triple jump at the Drake Relays with a mark of 13.41m/44-0 ... Competed in the 4x400m relay and 400m at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships, posting times of 2:41.47 and 54.95 respectively ... Placed second in the triple jump at the Big Ten Outdoor Conference Championships with a mark of 13.16m/43-2 ... Competed in the preliminary rounds of two events at the NCAA East Division Rounds, posting marks of 3:36.39 in 4x400m relay and 13.36m/43-10 in the triple jump ... Placed fourth in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a mark of 13.56m/44-6.
INDOOR: Earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors ... Was a member of the 4x400m relay that broke the school record as they finished second at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in a time of 3:36.34 ... Part of the 4x400m relay that finished seventh at the ND Alex Wilson Invite in a time of 3:39.04 ... Finished sixth in the triple jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with an indoor season-best mark of 12.61m/ 41-4f and posted a mark of 5.16m/16-11f in the long jump ... Placed fifth at the SPIRE Invitational in the triple jump with a mark of 12.29m/ 40-4, recorded a mark of 5.29m/17-4f in the long jump and was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed third with a time of 3:38.47 ... Member of the 4x400m relay team that earned first-place honors with a time of 3:42.26, finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 12.39m/40-7f and placed fourth in the long jump with a indoor season-best mark of 5.41m/ 17-9 ... Placed third in the long jump at the Bob Eubanks Open with a mark of 5.38m/17-8.
• MSU Freshman of the Year
OUTDOOR: Placed sixth in the high jump (1.61m) and seventh in the long jump (5.30m) at the Spartan Invitational ... Third in the triple jump (12.96m) at the Drake Relays ... Placed 12th at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships in the triple jump (13.00m).
INDOOR: Finished third in the long jump (5.50m) and second in the triple jump (12.27m) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Placed fifth in the long jump (5.45m) and first in the triple jump (12.74) at the Bob Eubanks Open ... Finished second in the triple jump (12.85m) at the Meyo Invitational ... Won the Division I Challenge in the triple jump (13.05m) ... Placed second at the NCAA DI Indoor Track and Field Championships in the triple jump (13.34m).
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and field and two-year letterwinner in basketball at Downers Grove South High School in Downers Grove, IL ... Broke the conference record in the triple jump, 4x400m and 400m ... All-conference in the triple jump, long jump, 400m, 200m and high jump ... Placed second at states in the triple jump in 2009 and 2011 ... State Champion in the triple jump and placed third in the 4x400m in 2010...Finished second in the triple jump and 4x400m and third in the 400m at states in 2011 ... All-American in the triple jump and 4x400m.
Personal: Born on Oct. 7, 1992 ... Daughter of Jermain and Tonya Franklin ... Undecided major.