THIS YEAR: Freshman Zaria Francis is expected to have an immediate impact in the sprints for USC.
HIGH SCHOOL: Francis graduated from Rio Mesa HS in Oxnard, Calif. in 2016. She won the 100m and 200m CIF state titles in 2015, going 11.31 in the 100m and running a PR of 23.09 in the 200m which was the third-fastest time by a high schooler. Last season she was third in the 100m (11.55) and fourth in the 200m (23.71w).
PERSONAL: Zaria was born on March 22, 1998...Her parents are Earl and Kim Francis...she has two brothers and three sisters...Lists her sports heroes as Florence Griffith Joyner and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce...Really enjoys cooking in her spare time...Is a Communication major at USC.
CAREER BESTS: 100m - 11.31 200m - 23.09