Erica Francesconi

Distance/XC

Player profile

  • Hometown Westlake, Ohio
  • Last School Westlake
  • Year Sophomore
  • Major Neuroscience

Personal Bests: 3000 – 10:16.22 | 5000 – 17:28.13 | 6k (XC) – 22:24.1

Ohio State Career

  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a freshman

2020-21

  • Cross Country
    • Ran at Big Ten championships, finishing in 22:24.1 (6k)
  • Indoor
    • Ran the 5000 at Big Ten championships, finishing 25th (17:52.67)
    • Set career best in the 5000 at the B1G Indoor T&F Invitational in February (17:28.13) and personal best in the 3000 (10:16.22) at the Hoosier Hillis Invitational
  • Outdoor
    • Did not compete

Prior to Ohio State

  • A two-time Southwestern Conference cross country MVP and individual champion
  • Two-time Northeast District champion
  • All-conference, all-district and all-region honoree and a state qualifier
  • Recognized as ‘Runner of the Year’ by Lorain Morning Journal
  • Team won the 2017 Southwestern Conference championship
  • Holds school 5K record and multiple course records
  • Holds Westlake school records in the 3,200 meters for outdoor track and was the Track and Field MVP
  • In swimming, was a two-time high point award recognition award winner and first team all-conference, won two Southwestern Conference individual titles and a section individual championship; recognized as Outstanding Freshman
  • National Honor Society Member and earned a GPA of 5.1 senior year
  • Academic All-Ohio and Westlake High School Scholar Athlete
  • Academic tutor and student council representative
  • Holds a first degree black belt in Taekwondo

Personal

  • Daughter of Joseph and Darla, who both attended John Carroll, where Joseph was a wrestler
  • Brother, Sebastian, attended Miami University and earned his bachelor’s in chemistry with pre-medical studies; he was on the men’s cross country and outdoor track team at Miami
  • Neuroscience major with a pre-veterinary studies co-major; plans to attend veterinary school
  • Works at a veterinary hospital and enjoys spending time with her family, as well as learning new languages, crocheting blankets, drawing designs, surfing and baking healthy desserts
  • 2019 Cleveland Triathlon Olympic Distance Women’s Overall Champion and two-time qualifier for USA Triathlon National Championship