Jacob Franklin
Jacob Franklin


Seattle, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 160



UC College / Major:
Engineering / Chemical


Cross Country In Action At All-Ohio Championships Friday


Seven Bearcats Set Personal Records at Bluegrass Invitational

Four-of-six runners on the men's side posted personal-best times on Saturday.


UC runs in BIG EAST meet on Friday

Bearcats will be among 15 ranked teams vying for conference title


Bearcats hang with nation's top teams at Pre-Nationals Invitational

UC's men's and women's runners post personal-best times in fast meet

2012 cross country season: Ran the 5k course at the Queen City Invitational in 16:43.46 on Sept. 7, finishing 38th overall and seventh for UC..placed 93rd overall and No. 6 for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, running the 8k course in 26:41.66...was 45th overall and No. 7 for UC at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course in Cedarville, completing the 8k circuit in 26:28.48...took 17 seconds off his 8k PR, finishing 255th overall at the Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, circuiting the course in 26:11.9...ran No. 5 for UC and finished 70th overall at the BIG EAST Conference championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., completing the 8k course in 26:54.99

Collegiate career bests: 5k - 16:43.46 (2012 Queen City) 8k - 26:11.9 (2012 Pre-Nationals)

High school: Three-year varsity runner who became the first from his high school to qualify for state...earned Washington state all-star honors as a senior...AP scholar...Washington state Seal of Academic Excellence.


Family: father David (attended UC) and mother Ruth Solnit, sister Emma.

Favorite food?: Sushi

Favorite music?: Anything I can sing along to.

Favorite TV show?: Malcolm in the Middle

Favorite other form of entertainment?: Video games

Favorite thing to do when not studying or training?: Ping pong

Favorite training run?: Lunken Airport loop

Favorite music to listen to on a training run?: I never listen to music while I run. There is so much to experience while running.

Favorite competition course?: Lincoln Park in Seattle

Favorite place in Cincinnati?: The new Washington Park

Hobbies?: Knitting

Why did you choose UC?: It just felt "right" when I visited UC. It felt like what I imagined college should feel like.