|Born||November 8, 1987|
|Height||5 feet, 6 inches|
|College team||Penn State|
|Club||OTC Elite |
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||3000 m Steeplechase: 9:29.53|
High school career 
College career 
Franek attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010. She was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2007. She was the bronze medalist in the NCAA outdoor steeplechase championship in 2008 with a time of 9:58.74. She was the NCAA outdoor steeplechase champion in 2010 with a time of 9:38.86. 
Post-college career 
Franek was the runner-up for the U.S. outdoor steeplechase title in 2011 and 2012. She qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by placing second at the U.S. Olympic trials in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:35.62. In her Olympic heat, she placed fifth with a time of 9:29.86. She advanced to the final based on time qualification. In the Olympic final she finished 14th.
See also 
- "An Interview with Bridget Franek of OTC Elite". RunPro.com. June 21, 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
- IAAF bio
- Warsinskey, Tim (June 29, 2012). "Crestwood's Bridget Franek qualifies for Olympics after second place in Trials steeplechase". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
- USA Track & Field Profile
- London 2012 - Women's 3000m Steeplechase results