Kim Francis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Youngsville, La.

High School:
Northside HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints, Hurdles

Birthdate:
01/06/1992

Experience:
3L

Kim Francis

06/30/2014

@LATechTandF Nets 11 All-Louisiana Honors

LA Tech with three top marks in the state

06/16/2014

@LATechTandF Claims Eight All-America Honors

Gotch, Hadnot receive two honors

06/12/2014

Kim Francis Finishes 14th at NCAA Championships

Hadnot finishes 20th in 200m, Gotch places 22nd in long jump

06/10/2014

@LATechTandF Heads to NCAA Championships

LA Tech with six student-athletes competing in five events

05/31/2014

Post-Meet Notes: NCAA East Prelims Day Three

NCAA East Prelims

06/01/2014

NCAA East Prelims Day 3 Highlights

Highlights from the third and final day of the 2014 NCAA East Preliminary Championships.

05/27/2012

Kim Francis

Kim Francis talks about advancing in the 100m hurdles

05/27/2012

Kim Francis in the 100m Hurdles

Kim Francis advances to the NCAA Championships in the 100m hurdles

05/19/2014

C-USA Outdoor Championships

Photos from the final day of the 2014 C-USA Outdoor Championships.

03/24/2014

Jim Mize Invitational

Photos from the 2014 Jim Mize Invitational

03/01/2014

2014 C-USA Indoor Championships

Photos from the final day of the 2014 C-USA Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

03/01/2014

C-USA Indoor Championships - Day One

Photos from the first day of the 2014 Conference USA Indoor Championships. All photos by Ben Breland.

01/12/2014

UAB Blazer Invitational

Photos from the final day of the UAB Blazer Invitational

Six-Time WAC Champion
Seven-Time First Team All-WAC
Seven-Time Second Team All-WAC
2011 NCAA Qualifier (100m Hurdles)
2011 NCAA Semifinalist (100m Hurdles)
2012 NCAA Qualifier (100m Hurdles)
2013 Indoor 60m Hurdles WAC Champion (8.38)
2013 Indoor First Team All-WAC (60m Hurdles)
2013 Indoor Second Team All-WAC (200m)
2013 Outdoor 100m Hurdles WAC Champion (12.95)
2013 Outdoor NCAA Qualifier (100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay)
2013 Outdoor NCAA Semifinalist (100m Hurdles)
2013 Outdoor Honorable Mention All-America (100m Hurdles)
2014 Indoor Second Team All-Conference USA (60m Hurdles)
2014 Conference USA Outdoor Athlete of the Week (April 22)
2014 Outdoor Second Team All-Conference USA (100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay)
2014 Outdoor NCAA Prelims Qualifier (100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay)
2014 Outdoor NCAA Championship Qualifier (100m Hurdles)
2014 Outdoor Second Team All-America (100m Hurdles)

2014: Opened the season at the UAB Blazer Invite (1/10-11) where she finished second in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.45 after running 8.57 in the prelims ... Ran 8.29 to win the 60m hurdles at the Texas A&M 10 Team Invitational (1/18) after running 8.47 in the prelims ... Won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.29 after running 8.50 in the prelims and finished fifth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.68 after running 7.66 in the prelims at the Southern Miss Invitational (1/30) ... Finished sixth in the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15) after running 8.33 in the semifinals and 8.42 in the prelims while running 24.78 in the 200m to place 45th ... Set a new school record as she ran 8.23 in the 60m hurdles to finish second while running 24.69 in the 200m to finish ninth and 7.66 to place 16th at the C-USA Indoor Championships (2/28-3/1) ... Ran 13.54 to win the 100m hurdles at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/22) and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 45.34 ... Finished eighth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.30 at the Texas Relays (3/27-29) after running 13.33 in the prelims and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished 15th with a time of 45.65 ... Won the 100m dash with an altitude-adjusted time of 11.87 at the UTEP Invitational (4/12) while running an altitude-adjusted time of 13.31 in the 100m hurdles to finish second and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that placed second with an altitude-adjusted time of 45.29 ... Ran a season-best time of 13.02 to place second in the 100m hurdles and was the opening leg on the 4x100m relay that ran 44.88 to finish third at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/19), claiming Conference USA Athlete of the Week honors for her performance ... Ran a personal record time of 11.62 in the 100m to place fourth at the Bobcat Classic (4/26) ... Won the 100m hurdles race at the Arkansas Twilight (5/2) with a time of 13.49 after running 13.51 in the prelims ... At the Conference USA Outdoor Championships (5/16-18) finished second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.23 after running 13.31 in the prelims, ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished second with a time of 44.68 and ran 12.01 in the 100m dash, finishing 23rd ... At the NCAA East Prelims (5/29-31), ran 13.04 to finish eight in the quarterfinal round of the 100m hurdles to advance to the NCAA Championships after running 13.36 in the preliminary round and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished 18th with a time of 45.19 ... Named second team All-America as she finished 14th in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Championships (6/11-14) with a time of 13.40.

2013: Opened the season by winning the 60m hurdles at the Blazer Invite (1/11) running a meet record time of 8.39, the 10th fastest time in school history, after running 8.48 in the prelims ... Matched her previous career best time in the 60m hurdle semifinals running 8.39 before winning in the finals with a time of 8.45 and finished fifth in the 60m dash semifinals with a time of 7.70 after running 7.65 in the prelims but elected not to run in the 60m dash finals at the Howie Ryan Invitational (1/25-26) ... Was barely edged out in the semifinals of the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitational (2/8-9) falling short of the last finals spot by six-thousandths of a second (0.006) after running 8.40 (8.397) in the semifinals and ran a time of 8.42 in the prelims ... At the WAC Indoor Championships (2/21-23), won the WAC title in the 60m hurdles with an altitude adjusted time of 8.38 after tying Antoinette Cobb's school record in the prelims with an altitude adjusted time of 8.28 while also finishing fifth in the 200m with an altitude adjusted time of 24.43 after running an altitude adjusted time of 24.15 in the prelims and placed seventh in the 60m dash with an altitude adjusted time of 7.70 after running an altitude adjusted time of 7.51 in the prelims ... Finished third in the 60m hurdles at the Arkansas Final Qualifier (3/1) with a time of 8.44 after running 8.47 in the prelims ... Opened the outdoor season at the Jim Mize Invitational (3/16) where she won the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.53 and was named the WAC Track Athlete of the Week ... At the SEC-Big Ten Challenge (3/23), won the 100m hurdles in 13.54, placed sixth in the 200m with a time of 25.02 and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 45.84 ... Finished ninth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.38 after running 13.39 in the prelims at the Texas Relays (3/28-30) while also running the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that finished 27th with a time of 46.81 ... Finished third in the 100m with a time of 11.89 and ran 24.50 in the 200m at the SFA Invitational (4/6) ... Ran a wind-aided time of 13.14 in the 100m hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/20) to finish third while also running the third leg of the 4x100m relay that placed seventh with a time of 45.65 ... Ran the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 100m hurdles with a mark of 13.18 to finish second at the Bobcat Classic (4/27) while also finishing seventh in the 100m with a time of 11.91 and running the third leg of the 4x100m relay that finished second with a time of 45.30 ... At the WAC Outdoor Championships (5/8-11), set a school record and became the first LA Tech hurdler to run a sub-13.00 hurdles race as she won gold with a time of 12.95 after running 13.15 in the prelims and won gold as she ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay that ran 44.99 and finished fourth in the 100m with a time of 11.81 after running 11.72 in the prelims ... At the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/23-25), ran 13.27 in the 100m hurdles quarterfinals to advance to the NCAA Championships after running 13.10 in the opening round and ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay that finished 16th with a time of 45.07 ... Finished 21st in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Championships (6/5-8) with a time of 13.34.

2012: Opened the year at the UAB Blazer Invitational (1/12) where she won the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.61 after running 8.54 in the prelims ... At the AState Invitational (1/27), finished sixth in the 55m with a time of 7.25 after running 7.23 in the prelims and finished second in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.97 after running 8.06 in the prelims ... At the Tyson Invitational (2/10-11), finished 11th in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.51 after running 8.47 in the prelims ... Won the gold medal in the 60m hurdles at the WAC Championships (2/24-25) with a time of 8.44 after running 8.43 in the prelims for a first team all-WAC honor while claiming a pair of second team honors as she finished sixth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.69 after running 7.59 in the prelims and placed fifth in the 200m with a time of 24.57 after running 24.40 in the prelims ... Opened the outdoor season at the Louisiana Classics (3/17) where she won the 100m dash with a time of 11.81 and finished second in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.47 ... At the Victor Lopez Classic (3/23), finished third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.94 adn palced 12th in the 100m dash with a time of 12.20 ... Ran 13.83 in the 100m hurdles to finish 23rd at the Texas Relays (3/29) ... At the Mississippi Open (4/14), finished sixth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.97 and placed eighth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.07 ... Ran the 200m for the first time during the 2012 season at the Southeastern Invitational (4/20) as she placed fourth with a time of 24.87 while also finishing fourth in the 100m with a time of 12.12 ... Ran the 100m hurdles at the LSU Alumni Gold (4/21) the next day where she ran 13.67 to finish sixth ... Won the 100m hurdles at the Golden Eagle Classic (4/28) with a time of 14.11 ... Ran 13.49 to claim the gold medal in the 100m hurdles at the WAC Championships (5/10-11) after running 13.45 in the prelims while placing sixth in the 100m dash with a time of 11.86 and finishing sixth in the 200m with a time oof 24.52 after running 24.28 in the prelims ... At the NCAA East Prelims (5/24-26), ran a personal record time of 13.21 in the opening round, a time that ranks third in school history, to advance to the quarterfinal round where she ran 13.40 to move on to the NCAA Championships and semifinal round in Des Moines, taking the last advancing spot and beating out a UCF hurdler by four-thousandths of a second (0.004) to move on ...At the NCAA Championships (6/6-9), finished 21st in the semifinals of the 100m hurdles with a time fo 13.41.

2011:Opened her collegiate career at the Leonard Hilton Invitational (1/14), finishing sixth in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.86 after running 8.74 in the prelims ... Finished third in the 55m hurdles with a finals time of 8.17, an improvement of 0.24 seconds from her 8.41 time in the prelims while finishing ninth in the 55m dash with a time of 7.40 at the Arkansas State Invitational (1/22) ... Ran 8.85 in the semifinals of the 60m hurdles after running 8.63 in the prelims at the Tyson Invitational (2/11-12), placing 24th overall ... Won the WAC title in the 60m hurdles by beating teammate Tiana Davis by two-thousandths of a second, running 8.41, and finished fourth in the 60m dash with a time of 7.70 at the WAC Championships (2/24-26) ... Opened the outdoor season at the LSU Relays (3/25-26) where she finished fourth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.51 after running 13.81 in the prelims while also running the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay that finished second with a time of 45.65 after running 45.52 in the prelims and running the opening leg of the sprint medley relay that finished seventh with a time of 4:12.70 ... At the Jim Mize Invitational (4/1-2) she won the 200m dash with a time of 24.34 and ran the opening leg of the 4x100m relay that won wtih a time of 46.13 ... Finished 26th in the 100m hurdles at the Texas Relays (4/6-9) with a time fo 13.84 and ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay that finished third with a time of 44.87 ... Finished third in the 100m hurdles at the Northwestern State Invitational with a time of 13.71 ... Finished third in the 100m hurdles at the WAC Championships (5/10-13) with a time of 13.96 while running 12.16 in the 100m dash to place ninth ... Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships (5/27-29) in the 100m hurdles where she ran 14.42 and placed 44th.

High School: Graduated from Northside High School in 2010 as an 11-time state champion ... Earned four letters in track and one letter in basketball ... Named the 2009 Louisiana Gatorade Athlete of the Year ... Won the 2010 Wendy's High School Heisman ... Garnered all-state titles all four years of high school ... Named the 2009 and 2010 Louisiana most outstanding athlete ... Won the 55m hurdles, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles state championships in 2008 ... Won the 55m dash, 55m hurdles, 100m dash, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles state championship in 2009 ... Won the 55m hurdles, 100m dash, 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles state championships in 2010 ... Named the 2010 Patrick Tillman Award winner ... Set the Louisiana 4A state record in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.01 ... Set the Louisiana composite record in the 300m hurdles with a time of 43.05 ... Helped lead high school team to three outdoor state championships and two indoor state championships ... Was named class president at Northside ... Coached by Tawanna Williams.

Personal: Kimberly Francis ... Daughter of William and Barbara Greene ... Born on Jan. 6, 1992 in Lafayette, La. ... Has three siblings - DeShawn, Ashley and Tim - but is the youngest of the four children ... Chose Louisiana Tech over LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette ... Majoring in kinesiology.