Autumne Franklin
Autumne Franklin
Year: Senior
Hometown: Owings Mills, Md.
High School: McDonogh
Position: Sprints
Major: History of Art and Architecture
House Affiliation: Cabot

Personal Bests
200 Meters - 23.80 (O)
300 Meters - 38.72 (I)
400 Meters - 53.03 (I)
500 Meters - 1:14.68 (I)
55 Meter Hurdles - 8.24 (I)
60 Meter Hurdles - 8.41 (I)
100 Meter Hurdles- 13.44 (O)
400 Meter Hurdles - 54.65 (O)

First team All-America (outdoor 400H) … USTFCCCA Northeast Region Track Athlete of the Year … Ivy League Most Outstanding Track Athlete (outdoor) … Ivy League’s Most Outstanding Track Athlete (indoor) … All-Ivy League first team (indoor 60H, 400, 4x400) … All-Ivy League first team (100H, 400H, 4x100) … Spring Academic All-Ivy … COOP Student-Athlete of the Week (May 10) … Competed at the USATF Olympic Trials in the 400 hurdles, breaking Ivy League and Harvard records with a time of 54.65, taking sixth overall… Set new program standards at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 400 hurdles with a time of 54.91, where she took fourth … Set Harvard record in the 100 hurdles at 13.44 seconds at the Ivy Heptagonal Championships … Part of school-record holding 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams … Ran a career-best time of 23.80 in the 200 meters at the ECAC Championships … Won Ivy title in the indoor 60 hurdles with a time of 8.42 seconds … Set indoor career-bests in the 300 and 400 meter runs with times of 38.72 and 53.03, respectively.


Placed fourth overall in the 400m dash (55.07) and first overall in the 60m hurdles (8.41) at indoor Heps … Finished third overall in the 4x440y relay with a time of 3:43.90 at indoor Heps … Broke school distance medley relay record with a time of 11:18.73 at the Alex Wilson Invite … Completed the 400m with a time of 55.07 at the indoor Heps … Second-fastest time in school history in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.94 at the Crimson Elite … Second-fastest time in school history the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.41 at the indoor Heps … Completed the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:43.78 at the Scarlet and White Meet … Made her third NCAA Championship appearance … Set a new school and Ivy League 4x400 relay record with a time of 3:33.76 at the NCAA East Prelims … First team All-Ivy League for 100m hurdles and second team All-Ivy League for 400m hurdles … Second Team All-Ivy League for 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay … Finished eighth in the 400m hurdles in a final time of 57.19 at the NCAA East Prelims … Won the 100m hurdles at outdoor Heps with a time of 13.70 … Placed second in 400m hurdles at outdoor Heps with a final time 58.31 … Finished second in both the 4x100m (45.48) and the  4x400m (3:35.38) at outdoor Heps …  Recipient of the Francis J. Haggerty Award for Excellence in Women’s Track and Field, the Hennessy Mile Relay Award, the Bingham Relay Award, the Rand Hurdle Award, and the Westmore Wilcox 440 Award.

USTFCCA All-America second team selection in the 400m hurdles … Ivy League champion in the 100m hurdles … Broke the school 4x400m record at the Penn Relays with a time of 3:36.83 … Broke the school and Ivy League 4x100 meter relay record with a time of 45.40 at the Penn Relays … Finished 10th overall in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 57.48 … Qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Round, clocking a time of 58.65 in the Finished fourth in the 200m dash with a time of 24.42 in the Ivy League Outdoor Track & Field Championships … 60m hurdles Ivy League champion during the indoor season, posting a time of 8.49 … Also earned silver with the 4x4 and 4x8 squads.

Earned USTFCCCA All-America honors in the 400 hurdles … Took home the 60 hurdles title at the Harvard Challenge & Multi Meet (8.76) and the Armory Collegiate Invitational (8.61) … Won the 200 in a time of 25.03 at HYP meet … Earned three All-Ivy nods at Indoor Heps, capturing the 60 hurdles title (8.43), placing second in the 200 (24.62) and helping 4x440 yard relay team to runner-up finish in 3:45.27 … Took eighth in the 200 at Indoor ECAC Championships in 24.50 … Helped the 4x100 relay to wins at the HY and HYOC meets and also captured the 400 at HYOC event … Helped 4x400 team set new school record at LSU Alumni Gold meet in 3:38.79 … Earned three more All-Ivy accolades at Outdoor Heps, winning the 100 hurdles (13.50w), placing second in the 400 hurdles (58.70) and leading the 4x400 to victory in 3:39.66 … Placed sixth in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in a time of 58.50 and earned All-America honors with a berth in the NCAA Championships … Captured the USA Junior National title in the 400 hurdles.

Before Harvard
Member of the varsity track and field team all four years at McDonogh School ... Captain of the indoor track team in 2011 and the outdoor track team in 2012 ... Won the Golden Eagle Award for both indoor and outdoor track in 2011 and 2012 ... Named an All-American in track and field senior year ... Also received first and second team all-metro honors in indoor and outdoor track ... Holds school track records in the 300 meter hurdles, 400 meter hurdles and 1600 meter relay ... Named the Edward C. Eyth Scholar Athlete 2012.

Member of the student government 2009-10 ... Member of the Helping Hands Club ... Tutored ESOL Hispanic children ... Also enjoys reading and community service.