Rachel Drake
Rachel  Drake


White Bear Lake, Minn.

High School:
White Bear Lake HS



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Beckman, Thorpe Lead Gophers on B1G Day One

Lyndsey Thorpe finished third in the Big Ten hammer throw


Drake, Morinishi Receive B1G Scholarships

Big Ten recognizes Gophers for academic achievements


Musco Twilight to Highlight Weekend

The Gophers will compete at Iowa, St. Thomas and Hamline this week


Team Honored at Golden Goldys

Three members of the cross country and track & field teams were honored at the Golden Goldys


Berkholtz Leads Gophers at Drake Relays

The redshirt sophomore finished sixth in the 5,000m run

Career Highlights: Ranks 10th in school history in the 10,000m (34.47.56) • 2012 NCAA West Preliminary competitor in the 10,000m • three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 Season - Indoor: Ran a season-best 9:45.47 for 10th place in the 3,000m at Bill Bergan Invite • also ran the 3,000m at the Parents Day Open (third, 10:03.84) and Northwest Open (fourth, 9:56.84) • clocked a 17:10.10 in the 5,000m at the Iowa State Classic • ran the mile in 5:02.43 at the Jack Johnson Classic.

2014 Season - Outdoor: Ran four races • finished 19th in the 10,000m (36:03.28) at the Big Ten Championships • recorded a career-best time of 16:51.85 in the 5,000m for 15th place at Drake Relays • ran a season-best 35:53.57 in the 10,000m at Stanford • finished 12th in the 1,500m (4:45.75) at Musco Twilight • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2013 Season - Outdoor: Finished 17th in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays (17:22.32) • ran the 1,500m at the Meet of the Unsaintly (4:38.05) • Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2012 Season - Indoor: Big Ten Championships competitor in the 5,000m • took fourth in the Jack Johnson 3,000m (9:44.58) • placed 10th in the 5,000m (16:53.89) at the Meyo Invitational • ran the mile in 4:53.58 at the Iowa State Classic.

2012 Season - Outdoor: NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 10,000m • competed in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships • ran the eighth-best time in school history in the 10,000m at Stanford (34:47.56) • competed in the 5,000m at the Drake Relays • Academic All-Big Ten honoree • USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree.

2011 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.

2011 Season - Outdoor: Won the 5,000m (17:36.36) at the Tommie Twilight • competed at the Beach Invitational and placed seventh (17:40.67) • ran a 37:40.10 in the 10,000m at the Big Ten Championships.

2010 Season: Redshirted the 2009 cross country and 2010 indoor and outdoor track & field seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of White Bear Lake High School • high school coach was Patti Percival • a two-time all-state runner • placed 13th as a junior (2007) and 15th as a senior (2008) at the Minnesota Class AA Cross Country Championships.

Personal: Born June 11, 1991 • will earn biochemistry and Spanish dual degree • daughter of Craig and Gloria Drake • has an older brother, Ryan • enjoys snowboarding and sailing • future physician scientist.

Drake's Indoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
Mile 4:53.58 Iowa State Classic (2/11/12)
3,000m 9:44.58 Jack Johnson Classic (1/21/12)
5,000m 16:53.89 Meyo Invitational (2/3/12)
Drake's Outdoor Career Bests (2014 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
800m 2:19.22 Aztec Invitational (3/16/12)
1,500m 4:38.05 Meet of the Unsaintly (5/4/13)
3,000m 10:12.58 Musco Twilight (4/23/11)
5,000m 16:51.85 Drake Relays (4/24/14)
10,000m 34:37.56 (AT-10th) Stanford Invitational (4/6/12)


Freshman Friday: Molly Roach


Get to know Gophers rookie Molly Roach, a mid-distance runner from Bloomington, Minn.

Warm-Up Lap: Q&A with Elyse Prescott


Sophomore Elyse Prescott checks in before the Gophers travel to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational this week.

From Dinkytown to Midtown Manhattan


Gophers redshirt junior Bailey Ness is a retail merchandising major with her sights set on a fashion career in New York City.

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