Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 34 Bridget Franek

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No. 34. Bridget Franek, Mantua Crestwood, Track & Field, 2002-2006

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry set three state track records in the same spring.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry set three state track records in the same spring.






34. Bridget Franek, Mantua Crestwood, Track & Field,
2002-2006:
Talk about being diverse, as a
senior, Franek set three all-time Ohio D-II records (and still holds all three)
in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200. Her 3,200 time of 10:16.5 is also the all-time
Ohio record (regardless of division). In addition, Franek added the state cross
country title as a senior. Now a senior at Penn State, Franek holds three
school records, is a three-time Big Ten medalist and recently qualified for the
IAAF World Championships in the steeplechase, thanks to a third-place effort at
the USATF Outdoor Championships.

 

COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track,  1997-2001

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

44. Dustin Schlatter, Graham/Massillon Perry, Wrestling, 2001-2005

43. Cachet Murray, Girard, Track, 2002-2005

42. Jantel Lavender, Cleveland Central Catholic, Basketball, 2003-2007

41. Whitney Meyers, Cincinnati St. Ursula, Swimming, 1999-2003

40. Lance Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006

39. Harry Lester, Cuy. Valley Shristian Academy, Wrestling, 1997-2001

38. O.J. Mayo, North College Hill, Basketball, 2003-2006

37. Michelle Munoz, Mason, Girls Basketball, 1997-2001

36. Maurice Clarett, Warren Harding, Football, 1997-2001

35. Chris Ash, Akron Firestone, Swimming, 2001-2005


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