Derek French
Derek French
Height: 6-3
Weight: 160
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Norwich, CT
High School: Norwich Free Academy
Position: DISTANCE

Collegiate Personal Bests:
1,500 Meter Run: 4:07.31
One Mile Run: 4:31.11
5,000 Meter Run: 15:32.03
10,000 Meter Run: 32:52.44
3,000 Meter Steeplechase: 10:04.96

2013 Cross Country: Two-time NEC Rookie of the Week (9/24, 10/29)...Named All-NEC for his 13th place finish at the 2013 NEC Cross Country Championships...Finished 22nd at the Father O'Neil Invitational on Aug. 31 with his time of 18:04.48...Placed 26th overall at the Ted Owen Invitational, crossing the finish line in 27:40...Finished 36th at the CCSU Mini Meet, helping the Blue Devils secure second place with his time of 15:46.98.

2013 Outdoor Track: Named to the Northeast Conference All-Rookie team...Had an impressive performance at the NEC Championships, placing ninth in both the 10,000m run and the 3,000m steeplechase with career-best times of 32:52.44 and 10:04.96, respectively...Best finish came at the AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational where he crossed the line sixth in the 5,000m with a time of 15:37.34...Placed eighth of 22 in the 5,000m at the Holy Cross Invitational with a time of 15:43.07...Raced a career-best 4:07.31 in the 1,500m at the UMASS Preconference meet on April 27 for 19th of 35...Was the first Blue Devil to cross the finish line (4:09.15) in his first outdoor appearance in the 1,500m at the UMASS Invitational, placed 22nd of 65.

Before Central: Ran Cross Country at Norwich Free Academy where he set the 3,000 meter school record...Awarded Cross Country MVP and Most Valuable Senior...Received the James Euell Award for Tenacity and Effort as well as the Tenacity Award...Also received an award for sportsmanship in athletics.