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

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.