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Talem Franco Athlete Profile

Talem Franco

Talem Franco
Position: Distance Height: 5-10 Weight: 155 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2016-2017 Hometown: Heber City, UT Mission: Papeete, French Polynesia Last School: Wasatch High School


  • Parents are Heidi and Leno
  • Has five brothers and six sisters
  • Enjoys the outdoors, reading and learning
  • Majoring in biology
  • Minoring in human development and French

Before BYU

  • Played football in high school as well
  • High school coach is Shauna Bowden
  • Began running in sixth grade with the encouragement of his father


Personal Bests
Time Event Meet
1:52.57 800 meters 2016 Texas A&M Team Invitational
4:03.63 Mile 2017 Iowa State Classic
3:44.44* 1500m 2017 BYU Robison Invitational

*altitude converted

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile 

2016 | Freshman Year

  • Took fifth overall in the Indoor 800m at the Texas A&M Team Invitational in 1:52.57
  • Qualified for the MPSF Indoor Championships 
  • Took 14th overall at the MPSF Championships in the mile with a time of 4:08.54

2017 | Sophomore Year


  • Placed first at the Iowa State Classic in the mile with a time of 4:03.63, a new personal best
  • Took seventh place overall at the MPSF Championships in the mile with a 4:04.09 time


  • Finished the 1500m with a time of 3:47.10 and took fifth place overall at the Stanford Invitational
  • Set a personal best 3:44.44 (altitude converted) in the 1500m at the Robison Invitational