Frank Lara
Frank Lara
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Sport(s): CC/T&F

Frank Lara's Personal Bests

Junior Year (2016-17):  Earned All-American honorable mention accolades after placing 19th with a time of 29:44.82 in the 10,000m at the NCAA Championships…honored as the SoCon Runner of the Year after winning the league cross country title with a time of 23:16.44…also took first place at the Eye Opener Cross Country Invitational (25:16.9) and the Furman Cross Country Invitational (24:27.3)…placed 20th at the Pre-NCAA Cross Country Invitational with a time of 24:24.1…earned All-Southeast Region honors and qualified as an individual for the NCAA Cross Country Championships after placing sixth with a time of 29:08.2 at the region meet…placed ninth with a time of 14:44.18 in the 5,000m at the SoCon Indoor Championships…qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries with a time of 29:32.54 in the 10,000m at the Raleigh Relays…won the 5,000m (14:29.35) and the 10,000m (30:37.98) at the SoCon Outdoor Championships…placed 11th with a time of 30:04.28 in the national semifinals of the 10,000m, punching his ticket through to the finals…named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team for cross country and track and field and to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Year (2015-16):  Earned cross country all-region honors after placing 21st with a time of 29:59.8 at the Southeast Regional meet…placed fifth to capture All-SoCon accolades with a time of 24:22.8 at the league cross country meet…finished second at the Furman Invitational (24:18.2)…won the 5,000m with a time of 15:13.9 at the Beynon Catamount Outdoor Classic…placed third in both the 5,000m (14:56.6) and the 10,000m (31:23.9) at the SoCon Outdoor Championships to garner All-SoCon honors and claim a spot on the SoCon All-Freshman team…named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team and to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Year (2014-15): Named to the SoCon All-Freshman team and the All-SoCon first team for cross country after placing sixth with a time of 24:25.05 at the SoCon Cross Country Championships…placed fourth at both the Clemson Cross Country Invitational (20:22.59) and the Furman Cross Country Invitational (24:33.81)…recorded a ninth-place finish at the Virginia Cross Country Invitational (24:17.09)…finished four in the 5,000m at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational (14:37.87) and 11th in the event at the SoCon Indoor Championships (15:10.95)…placed 15th with a time of 14:42.95 in the 5,000m at the Sea Ray Relays during the outdoor season…named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

High School:  Helped Strake Jesuit College Prep to four-consecutive district cross country championships…won the state individual cross country championship as a senior… honored as a Footlocker Nationals finalist and a Nike Cross Nationals individual qualifier…recorded a cross country 5K personal-best of 14:52…a member of the 4x1600m relay team that set a school record of 17:57…named the Texas Gatorade Boys’ Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Personal:  Frank Lara was born on September 25, 1995, in Mexico City...son of Frank Lara and Diana Lara...is undecided on his major.