Tori Franklin

Chicago, Illinois

elite Since: 2017

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born 10/07/1992
college University of Washington



What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/jumping/life?
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become, the hours of practice, and the coaches who have pushed you, is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back…jump for her."

I like this quote because it reminds why I do this. When things get hard, tiring, or maybe I just don’t feel like putting my body through it anymore, I remember why I started, and who I’m doing it for.

What was your favorite sport in middle school?
My favorite sport in Jr high and all through high school was basketball. I love the game, the adrenaline, the crowd, stuffing shots, sinking threes, beating the boys at the park. Every childhood memory I have of basketball is great. 

Tell us about the last place you traveled to: The last place I traveled to was Detroit for one of my good friend's birthdays. Along with the birthday festivities we went to the African Festival, which was a great experience with music, art, dancing, and wonderful clothing. 

What alternative career do you fantasize about?
I currently work as a cook at 4.5 star hotel in downtown Chicago. This experience has been so new for me and I do almost everything wrong but I’m learning every day. I love it! I am also currently working on a book that is slowly but surely coming along quite well. It has me very excited!

What is your superpower?  
My superpower is definitely eating. “If it's on a plate, I'll eat it straight”, ...nah I don’t like that one. “If it’s been cooked, it’s in my nook nook”, no that was worse… Hey I didn’t say my ‘on the fly’ poems were good. ;)

Tell us one of your dreams.   
I dream that I’ll be able to continue to travel the world and meet amazing people. To use the gifts I’ve been blessed with to make an impact on any life I can, to inspire them to be exactly who they are. That at least one young woman will one day find joy, laughter, and acceptance through my writing.

personal bests

Triple Jump Indoor 14.15m (46'5.25")
Triple Jump Outdoor 14.84m *AR (48'8.25")
400m 53.47



competition highlights

American Record Holder, 5/12/18
2017 London World Championships - 13th place
2017 USATF Outdoor Champs - 2nd place
2018, 2017 USATF Indoor Champs - 1st place 
2016 US Olympic Trials - 9th place  
Seven Time All-American MSU 
Current MSU Indoor + Outdoor Triple Jump Record Holder
2014 Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award