Athlete of the Week: South Rowan swimmer Leslie Franks

Published 12:33 am Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Salisbury Post’s Athlete of the Week is South Rowan senior swimmer Leslie Franks.

In the 3A Central Regional in Greensboro, Franks placed second in the 100 freestyle in 25.36 seconds and placed second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.35.

Franks swam with teammates Kylie Labbe, Taylor Kluttz and Casey Pruitt on the 200 freestyle relay team that placed second (1:49.31) and on the 200 medley relay team that placed fifth in 2:01.52.

Franks scored 34 points for South Rowan in her individual events and contributed to 62 points in the two relays.

South Rowan’s girls placed fifth in the regional with 162 points. Five of the top six teams in the regional were from the South Piedmont Conference.

Earlier this season,  Franks set school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle in the SPC Championships and she led the Raiders to a championship in the Rowan County Meet.

Franks moves on to compete in four events in the 3A State Championships in Cary on Thursday.