Rachel Drake  
Rachel Drake

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
White Bear Lake, Minn.

High School:
White Bear Lake HS

Position:
Distance

Birthdate:
06/11/1991

Experience:
2 Letters


05/16/2014

Beckman, Thorpe Lead Gophers on B1G Day One

Lyndsey Thorpe finished third in the Big Ten hammer throw

05/15/2014

Drake, Morinishi Receive B1G Scholarships

Big Ten recognizes Gophers for academic achievements

04/29/2014

Musco Twilight to Highlight Weekend

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

04/29/2014

Team Honored at Golden Goldys

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

04/24/2014

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)