Franklin and Evans Set to Compete in NACAC U23 Track Championships

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Sophomore track & field athletes Sophia Franklin and Jerimiah Evans will compete this week in the 10th annual NCACA (North, Central American and Caribbean Athletics) U23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico, July 5-7.

Evans will be competing in the discus on Friday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m. (ET). Franklin will begin action in the pole vault on Saturday, July 6 at 10:45 a.m. (ET).

Evans completed a strong sophomore campaign at Michigan State, earning his first-team All-American honor in the discus in May, finishing ninth. At the Jesse Owens Classic in April, Evans set the school record finishing first with a heave of 61.22m. He also finished second in the discus at the Big Ten Championship in May.

Franklin’s solid sophomore year started during the indoor season when she won the Big Ten pole vault title with a school-record vault of 4.19m. Her record breaking success continued during the outdoor season, breaking the outdoor MSU record as well with a vault of 4.37m at the Spartan Invitational in April. She also finished third at the Big Ten Championship and advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round.

The North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships is a continental track and field athletics event organized by the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association. Last year the event was held in Toronto, Canada.