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    Celia Franklin
    Celia Franklin


    Wilmette, Ill.

    High School:
    New Trier


    2007: Co-captain finished in the team's top three six times, including a team-best 10th-place finish at the Illinois Intercollegiates in 18:21.11, which was also a personal best ... Finished fourth overall at the UIC Home Opener with a two-mile time of 11:29 ... Ran the Fordham Invitational in 19:34 for a 21st-place finish ... Second best 5k time came at the adidas Invitational with a 18:32 ... Finished first 6k race of the year in 22:16 at the Bradley Classic ... Also participated in the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2006: Ran in all six races for the Wildcats ... Won the individual title in NU's sweep of the season-opening Chuck Carroll Invitational (9/8) with a 6K time of 23:14 ... Finished in four-time top-four finisher for the 'Cats ... Sixth place finish at the 5K Toledo Invitational (9/16) ... Finished 44th in the open race at the Pre-National Invitational (10/14) ... Finished 71st at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 24:25 ... Ended the season finishing third for NU and 95th overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 6K time of 23:28.

    2005: Competed in all six races for the Wildcats, finishing first among NU runners in two events and second in another ... Led all Wildcat runners with a 44th place finish at the Big Ten Championships (10/30) with a time of 22:45 and then again two weeks later at the Midwest Regional Championships (11/12) with a time of 23:03 ... Placed second among Northwestern runners at the 5K Sean Earl Invitational (10/1), placing 57th overall with a time of 18:52 ... Placed third among Wildcat runners at the 6K Pre-National Invitational (10/15) with a time of 22:55 ... Placed 23rd at the 5K Midwest Collegiate (9/17) with a time of 19:19 ... Ran a time of 24:30 at the 6K Roy Griak Invitational (9/24) ... Northwestern's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2004: Only appearance came at 5K Forester Invitational (10/16), where she finished 10th overall.

    High School: Lettered once in cross country ... Earned all-conference ... Helped Trevians to Central Suburban League (CSL) title ... Head coach was Jim Burnside ... Three-year letterwinner in track, four-year letterwinner in basketball ... Captained both ... In track, 800 conference champion ... Earned all-conference three times ... State qualifier in 4x400 and 4x800 relays ... Team won 2004 CSL title ... In basketball, Chicago Tribune honorable mention All-Area ... Pioneer Press All-Area ... 2004 All-CSL selection ... Helped Trevians to second place in 2004 Class AA state championships ... Also played AAU basketball with Illinois Hustle ... Won three state AAU titles (2002-04) and finished second nationally in 2003 ... Illinois State Scholar ... Honor Roll every year at New Trier.

    Personal: Born Celia Rose Franklin on 6/14/86 ... Daughter of Suzanne and Cory Franklin ... Sister, Shana, is a junior basketball player at Harvard.