Ciara French
Ciara French
Year: FR
Hometown: Maplewood, N.J.
High School: Columbia
Events: Sprints
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Personal Bests

  • Outdoor
    • 200m: 26.12 (2018-19 at UCF Black and Gold Challenge)
    • 100m Hurdles: 15.43 (2018-19 at Bryant Black & Gold Invitational)
  • Indoor
    • 200m: 25.63 (2018-19 at Terrier Classic)
    • 60m Hurdles: 8.85 (2018-19 at New England Championship)


  • Outdoor:
    • Finished fourth in the 4x100m relay (46.82s), 21st in the 100m hurdles (15.64s), and 31st in the 200m (26.12s) at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge.
    • Finihsed fifth in the 4x200m relay (1:39.40), 10th in the 4x100m relay (47.98s), and 37th in the 100m hurdles (15.43s) at the Bryant Black & Gold Invitational.
  • Indoor:
    • Finished 13th in the 200m (26.25s) at the Boston University Season Opener.
    • Finished seventh in the 60m hurdles (9.10s) and 31st in the 200m (26.56s) at the Beantown Challenge.
    • Finished fourth in the 60m hurdles (8.92s) and seventh in the 200m (26.17s) at the Sorlien Invitational.
    • Finished 28th in the 200m (25.63s) at the Terrier Classic.
    • Finished seventh in the 60m hurdles (8.85s) at the New England Championship.
    • Placed third in the 60m hurdles (9.00s) at the URI Coaches Tribute.

High School

  • Attended Columbia High School.
  • Was a member of the track and volleyball teams,
  • Captained the indoor and outdoor track teams her senior year.
  • In 2015, earned Most Improved, Most Potential, and Athlete of the Future. 
  • Awarded Most Dedicated in 2016.
  • New Jersey Sectional Champions in the 4x100 meter relay and 4x400 meter relay in 2016.
  • Indoor Super Essex Conference Championship First Team All-Conference in the 55 meter hurdles and 55 meter dash in 2018. 
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Minority Achievement Community Scholars, and Black Student Union at Columbia H.S.
  • Named to the Honor Roll (2014-2018).


  • Born August 24, 2000. 
  • Daughter of Kear and Marcus French.
  • Has two siblings, Justus and Amber.
  • Chose Rhode Island over NJIT, Rutgers, and Florida Tech.
  • Decided on Rhode Island because "I felt that URI has all of the resources I need to succees not only athletically, but most importantly academically. The coaching staff was very welcoming and family-oriented, which is something I value a lot."
  • Favorite athlete is Brianna Rollins.
  • Has been running track and field since the age of nine.
  • Majoring in Biomedical Engineering.