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Player bio: Francesca Sewell :: Track

  Francesca Sewell
Francesca Sewell
Player Profile

Kennewick, Washington

High School:
Kamiakin HS


Sprints, Jumps


REDSHIRT JUNIOR (1998-99): Indoor - Won the MPSF Championships long jump at 6.08m/19-11 1/2i (2/20/99, Reno)....placed fourth in the high jump at same meet...leaped to season best 6.17m/20-3i at the Husker Invitational (2/6/99, Lincoln)...Outdoor - Participated in the long jump at NCAA Championships but did not move out of prelims after fouling on all three attempts...also ran anchor leg of 400m relay but did not qualify for finals...scored 21.5 points of WSU's 123 team points for third at the Pac-10 Championships, placing in the 100m (4th), 400m relay (1st), high jump (5th), long jump (2nd), and triple jump (7th)...first year of competing in triple jump and leaped to third-best WSU all-time mark of 12.63m/41-5 1/4 (5/16/99, Tucson)...ran anchor leg of school-record 44.50 time in 400m relay set in win at Pac-10s (5/22/99, Tempe)...

JUNIOR (1997-98): Indoor - Won all five indoor long jump competitions including MPSF championships 6.23m/20-5 1/4 (2/28/98, Reno)...also placed third at MSPF in 55m dash in NCAA Championships finished 15th with 5.91m/19-4 3/4i mark...Outdoor - Long jumped to fifth place and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark with 6.29m/20-7 3/4w as only collegian at Mt. SAC Relays Invitational Long Jump (4/19/98, Walnut) Pac-10 Championships won long jump title for second time (1996) and finished fourth in the 100m dash and tied for sixth in the high jump...anchored 400m relay team that set school record 44.78 (4/11/98, Pullman)...14th in the long jump at the NCAA Championships...

SOPHOMORE (1996-97): Indoor - Won all five indoor long jump competitions...set school indoor long jump record with 6.30m/20-8 1/4i mark winning title at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Meet (2/22/97, Reno)...also won 55m dash (7.01i) and tied for 10th in high jump (1.62m/5-5 3/4i) at MPSF Championships...ran NCAA provisional qualifying and pr time of 6.89i in the 55m at EWU Early Bird Open (1/18/97, Cheney)...lone Cougar woman at NCAA indoor championships...placed ninth in long jump with leap of 6.00m/19-8 1/4i, one-half inch away from eighth place...earned All-America honors...Outdoor - Competed at San Luis Obispo (3/15/97) taking fourth in 100m (11.82) and second in long jump (6.03m/19-9 1/2w) week at Stanford Invitational ran 11.76 in 100m prelims then finished fourth in long jump at 6.05m/19-10 1/4...injured bone in left foot at Stanford meet, had surgery and sat out rest of season...granted medical redshirt season...

FRESHMAN (1995-96): Indoor - led team in 55m dash at 7.04i (2/24/96, Reno), 55m hurdles at 8.30i (1/27/96, Moscow), high jump with 1.70m/5-7i (2/16/96, Moscow), and long jump mark of 6.06m/19-10 3/4i (2/24/96, Reno)..long jump mark was NCAA provisional qualifier and Pac-10 outdoor qualifier and fifth-best in school history...Outdoor - earned All-America status with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA long jump with a leap of 6.32m/ came with Pac-10 long jump title in Los Angeles of 6.36m/20-10 1/2 one-quarter of an inch from school record...placed seventh in the Pac-10 high jump (5-7)...ran an NCAA provisional-qualifying 100m time of 11.55w...also ran on the WSU 400m-relay team...competed in the long jump at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Australia in August 1996...jumped 5.33m/17-6 for 11th in prelims, did not qualify for finals.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: After a very successful early start to her track and field career, Green earned four letters in track at Kamiakin High School for coach Cheryl Schauble...went undefeated in the 100m and 200m races in Big Nine league all through prep career...FRESHMAN year voted outstanding frosh...added high jump title to sprint crowns in Big Nine competition...placed second at state meet in 100m...held records in Junior Olympics 100m (12.3), 200m (25.8) and high jump (5-5)...participated in four national TAC meets placing in top five in 100m and high jump a SOPHOMORE claimed state AAA 100m title and was member of winning 4x100 relay team...established Junior Olympics intermediate division records in 100m (11.9), 200m (25.1) and high jump (5-8)...won the high jump and placed seventh in the 100m at the USA Track & Field Meet in Baton Rouge...traveled to Hong Kong and China with USA Track & Field select prep team...during her JUNIOR year won the state 200m title and was runner-up in the 100m, high jump and long jump...named Big Nine Female Track Athlete of the USA Track & Field meet in Florida, placed fourth in long jump and seventh in her SENIOR campaign named athlete of the meet after taking titles in 100m and long jump at the Pasco Invitational...won the state AAA 100m title and placed third in the long jump...second consecutive year as Big Nine Female Track Athlete of the Year...took the summer off in preparation for WSU career.

PERSONAL: Born Francesca Ebonique Green on 1/10/77 at Richland, Washington...father Leon is a machine operator...mother Anita Love-Green is Quinton Love and sister Lisa Love...married Cougar sprinter Colan Sewell Labor Day weekend 1998...earned 1999 MPSF Academic All-Conference honors...selected to first team All-Pac-10 Academic 1999...honored as Arthur Ashe, Jr., Award Third Team...recipient of 1999 WSU President's Award for Leadership...member of SAAB and Team of 12 WSU student-athletes to be given 1998 and 1999 Eagle Hardware and Garden Academic Salute...graduated with a BS degree in kinesiology December 1998...currently taking classes in graduate school.

FRANCESCA GREEN SEWELL'S WASHINGTON STATE BESTS: Indoor: 55m dash - 6.89i (1/18/97, Cheney), 60m - 7.45i (2/6/99, Lincoln), 55m hurdles - 8.30i (1/27/96, Moscow), 200m - 25.29i (1/27/96, Moscow), High jump- 1.76m/5-9i (2/14/97, Moscow), Long jump - 6.30m/20-8 1/4i SR (2/22/97, Reno)...Outdoor: 100m - 11.61 (5/19/96, Los Angeles), 11.55w (5/11/96, Modesto), 200m - 25.14 (4/6/96, Eugene), 100m hurdles - 15.35 (3/16/96, Richland), 400m Relay - 44.50 SR (5/22/99, Tempe), High jump - 1.75m/5-8 3/4 (3/16/96, Richland), Long jump - 6.36m/20-10 1/2 (5/19/96, Los Angeles), Triple jump - 12.63m/41-5 1/4 (5/16/99, Tucson), Heptathlon - 4,585 points (3/17/96, Richland) [15.35, 1.75m, 10.30m, 25.69, 6.12m, 21.94m, 3:08.8].

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