Franklin named T&F Athlete of the Week
Senior sprinter Kalena Franklin of the Grand Valley State University women’s indoor track and field team was tabbed as the GLIAC Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday after notching four qualifying marks at the GVSU Big Meet.
Franklin was the third straight Laker to garner the award and the fourth to claim the honor this season.
She finished first in the 60 meter hurdles by crossing the finish line in 8.33 seconds for the third-fastest mark in all of the NCAA Division II this season, and set a school record with a first-place time of 24.32 seconds in the 200 meter dash.
The West Branch, Mich. product also earned qualifying marks on the Distance Medley Relay and 4×400 meter relay teams.