Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Team: Joe Francica

Joe Francica Email: Twitter: Personal Records: * Marathon: 2:48:40 at Rocket City, Huntsville AL 1990 * Half Marathon: 1:14:43 at Dallas White Rock, Dallas TX 1988 * 10 Mile: 57:18 at Howard Wood 10M, Sioux Falls, SD 1984 * 15K: 52:53 at Plano 15K, Plano TX 1989 * 10K: 33:34 at Turtle Creek 10K, Dallas, TX 1988 * 5K: 16:19 at Plano Pacers 5K, Plano TX 1987 * 1M: 4:49 at Dallas Trolley Mile, Dallas TX 1987 Brief Bio: Joe is father of four young men and married to Kathy for 27 years and has lived in Huntsville since 1990. He is a native of Trenton, New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University. He holds degrees from Dartmouth (MA) and Southern Methodist University (MBA) also. Joe is the editor in chief and vice publisher of Directions Media, which publishes information about geospatial technology. Joe was awarded the Huntsville Track Club’s Outstanding Male Runner Award in 1998, is a recipient of the HTC’s Dedication Award, and won the HTC’s Grand Prix in the Masters Division five consecutive years from 1998 to 2003. Short/Long Term Goals: * Run consistently, perform at a high level, and become the best father and husband possible, God willing. Community Involvement: * Assistant Scoutmaster-Boy Scouts of America Troop 340, Huntsville * Liturgical Minister-Good Shepherd Catholic Church * Race Director-Huntsville Hospital Autumn Chase * President, Rutgers University Alumni Club of Alabama