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Northwest girls track keeps winning despite high-profile graduations Feb 15, 2012

  Northwest girls prove they can keep winning in track without two mega-stars     Greg Dohler/The Gazette Kennedy Knight (right) hands the baton to her Northwest High School teammate and sister India Knight in the girls' 4x400 relay during the Montgomery County Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.   On a sunny Friday afternoon, the Northwest High School girls’ track and field team concentrated on simulating the alternating periods of resting and racing for the upcoming 4A West Region Championships. (via www.gazette.net)

DeGrave Powers Drake Men's Track At Husker Invitational Feb 5, 2011

LINCOLN, NEB. - Junior Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) ran the third-fastest 400-meter dash in school history to win the lt;br />consolation round of the event during the second day of action at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 5).

DeGrave Runs Personal Best In 400 At Husker Invitational Feb 4, 2011

LINCOLN, NEB. - Junior Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) ran a personal best of 48.93 to finish ninth in the 400-meter dash to lt;br />highlight action for the Drake men's track and field team at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on Friday (Feb. 4).

Drake Men's Track To Compete in Husker Invitational Feb 4, 2011

The Drake men's track and field team will take their talents to Lincoln, Neb. competing in the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational lt;br />this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 4-5). The meet, held at the Devaney Center, will start at noon both days.

DeGrave Places Second In 400 At Jayhawk Classic Jan 29, 2011

LAWRENCE, KAN. - Junior Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.), in his first 400-meter race of the 2011 indoor track and field campaign, finished second in a time of 49.15 at the Jayhawk Classic on Friday (Jan. 28).

Drake Men’s Track Prepares For Jayhawk Classic Jan 26, 2011

The Drake men's track and field team, after its first meet of the year with its all of competitors back, will set its eyes on the lt;br />Jayhawk Classic hosted by Kansas University. Competition at the Anschutz Pavilion in Lawrence, Kan. on Friday (Jan. 28) will lt;br />last all day.

Twombly Smashes School Record In Weight Throw Jan 22, 2011

AMES, IOWA - Sophomore Isaac Twombly (Baldwin, Kan.) broke the Drake indoor weight throw record with a throw of 56 feet lt;br />4.50 for the men's track and field team at the Iowa State Open.

Drake Track Looks Ahead To Busy Weekend Jan 18, 2011

The Drake men's track and field team has a busy weekend ahead with a pair of meets. The Bulldogs will send contingents to lt;br />both the Iowa State Open Friday and Saturday (Jan. 21-22) in Ames, Iowa, as well as the adidas Classic hosted by Nebraska lt;br />on Saturday (Jan. 22) in Lincoln, Neb.

DeGrave Wins 200-Meter Dash At Graphic Edge Alumni Meet Jan 15, 2011

VERMILLION, S.D. - Junior Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) won the 200-meter dash to highlight action for the Drake men's track lt;br />and field team at the Graphic Edge Alumni Meet at the University of South Dakota Saturday night (Jan. 15).

Former Drake Runner Finishes 18th In International Meet Jan 9, 2011

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - Former Drake standout Matt Gabrielson, competing for Team USA, finished 18th at the Bupa lt;br />Great Edinburgh International Cross Country Team Challenge Saturday (Jan. 8) at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Gabrielson Set To Compete In International Meet Jan 7, 2011

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Former Drake standout Matt Gabrielson will compete in the 2011 Bupa Great Edinburgh International lt;br />Cross Country meet in Scotland as a member of the U.S. men's cross country team. The nine-member U.S. squad will lt;br />compete against other international teams this Saturday (Jan. 8).

Men’s Track And Field Opens Indoor Season Dec 8, 2010

The Drake men's track and field team will open its indoor season this Friday (Dec.10) competing at the Iowa State Holiday lt;br />Preview. Field events will start at 2 p.m. and track events at 4 p.m. at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa.

Women's Cross Country Team Prepares For NCAA Midwest Regional Nov 10, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional Women's Championship this Friday at the Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Ill. The 6,000-meter run is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start with 33 teams expected to compete.

Men's Cross Country Team At NCAA Regional Nov 10, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's cross country team will travel to Peoria, Ill., to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday, Nov. 13. Bradley will host the event, which features 33 Division I teams from nine different states. The men's 10,000-meter race will start at 12:15 p.m. on the Newman Golf Course.

McDermott Earns All-MVC Honors In Women's Cross Country Oct 30, 2010

AUGUSTA, KAN. -- Drake senior Casey McDermott earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors for the second straight year by placing 10th in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Women's Cross Country Championship Saturday morning.

Women's Cross Country Team Travels To MVC Championship Oct 27, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will run in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championship this Saturday at the RAFT Golf Course in Augusta, Kan., hosted by Wichita State. The 5,000-meter race will start at 10:30 a.m.

Men's Cross Country Team Prepares For MVC Championship Oct 27, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's cross country team eyes a high upper division finish when it competes in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Cross Country Championship this Saturday at the RAFT Golf Course in Augusta, Kan., hosted by Wichita State. The 8,000-meter race will start at 11:30 a.m.

Women's Cross Country Team Fourth At Loyola Lakefront Invitational Oct 2, 2010

CHICAGO, ILL. -- Senior Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) paced the Drake women's cross country team to a fourth-place finish out of 41 teams in the Loyola Lakefront Invitational meet Saturday. lt;br /> lt;br />McDermott covered the 5,000 meter race in 18 minutes 21 seconds. There were 511 runners in the race.

Men's Cross Country In Grand View, Loyola of Chicago Meets Sep 30, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's cross country team will have runners compete in two meets this weekend. The Bulldogs will run in the Grand View Invitational at Ewing Park in Des Moines Friday as well as the Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, Ill., Saturday. More than 40 teams are expected to compete in the 8,000-meter race in Chicago.

Women's Cross Country Team Faces Busy Weekend Sep 29, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will compete in the Grand View Invitational at Ewing Park in Des Moines Friday as well as the Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago, Ill., Saturday.

Kak Paces Men's Cross Country Team At Roy Griak Invitational Sep 25, 2010

FALCON HEIGHTS, MINN. -- Drake sophomore Omet Kak (Des Moines, Iowa) finished 69th overall out of 213 runners to help lead the Drake men's cross country to 17th in the Roy Griak Invitational Men's Gold Division race Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Women's Cross Country Team Returns To Minnesota Sep 22, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will return to the scene of its last meet when it competss in lt;br />the 25th annual Roy Griak Invitational this Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Men's Cross Country Team At Roy Griak Invitational Sep 22, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA --: The Drake men's cross country team will resume action Saturday, competing in the 25th annual Roy lt;br />Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Men's Cross Country Team Wins Oz Memorial Sep 10, 2010

 FALCON HEIGHTS, MINN. -- Led by former two-time Iowa state prep champ Brogan Austin, the Drake men's cross country lt;br />team captured the Oz Memorial team title Friday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course.

McDermott Third At Oz Memorial Women's Cross Country Meet Sep 10, 2010

FALCON HEIGHTS, MINN. - Drake senior Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) finished third out of 82 runners at the Oz lt;br />Memorial women's cross country meet held Friday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. lt;br /> lt;br />                  

Men's Cross Country Team At Oz Memorial Sep 7, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - - The Drake men's cross country team will continue action this Friday, competing in the Oz Memorial at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Women's Cross Country Team Prepares For Oz Memorial Sep 7, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will continue action this Friday, competing in the Oz Memorial at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Newcomers Key Men's Cross Country Team In Opener Sep 3, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - Drake freshman Tim Cornish (Auckland, New Zealand) paced the Drake men's cross country team in lt;br />its season opener Friday by finishing fifth in the Bulldog Classic at Ewing Park.

DeGrave Named to Men's Track & Field All-Academic Squad Aug 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- Drake sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.), has been named to the 2010 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team.

Trio Named to Women's Track & Field All-Academic Team Aug 2, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- Drake senior Nicole Braunsdorf (St. Francis, Wis.), along with juniors Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa), have been named to the 2010 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team.

Curtis' Season Ends At USA Championships Jun 25, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - Drake junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) was clocked in 59.10 seconds in her preliminary heat of qualifying rounds in the women's 400 hurdles of the USA Track and Field Championships Friday, missing an opportunity to advance into the semifinal round.

Braunsdorf Earns Academic All-District Honors Jun 10, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - Drake senior Nicole Braunsdorf (St. Francis, Wis.) has been named to the CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division District 7 second team in women's track and field.

Curtis Prepares For Women's 400 Hurdles At NCAA Championships Jun 8, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The last time a Drake woman competed in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Gina DeWitt came away with All-American honors by finishing fifth in the 800-meter run in 1996. lt;br /> lt;br />Drake junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) hopes history will repeat itself when she competes in the women's 400 hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships starting Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Grassmeyer Closes Collegiate Career At NCAA Regional May 30, 2010

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Drake senior Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) was forced to drop out of the prelims of the men's 5,000 meter run Saturday night at the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Championships because of the hot and humid conditions.

Curtis Advances To NCAA Championships In 400 Hurdles May 29, 2010

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Drake junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) finished sixth overall in the semifinal round of the women's 400 hurdles at the NCAA West Regional Friday night to advance to next weekend's NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Curtis Advances In 400 Hurdles At NCAA Regional May 28, 2010

AUSTIN, TEXAS -- Drake junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) advanced into the quarterfinal round in the women's 400 intermediate hurdles during the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Championships Thursday.

Trio Named To MVC Women's Track Scholar-Athlete Team May 25, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Drake seniors Nicole Braunsdorf (St. Francis, Wis.) and Deidra Dirth (Apple Valley, Minn.), along with junior Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa), have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Track and Field Scholar-Athlete team.

Four Named To MVC Men's Track Scholar-Athlete Team May 24, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Drake seniors Josh Bangert (Washington, Mo.), Kevin Earl (Overland Park, Kan.) and Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.), along with sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) have been named to the Missouri Valley Conference Men's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete team.

Drake Sends Six Athletes To NCAA West Regional Track Meet May 24, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Drake will send six athletes to the NCAA West Regional Track and Field Championship at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, May 27-29. It will mark the most athletes the Drake track and field program has qualified for the NCAA Regionals since also sending six in 2005.

DeGrave Wins Men's 400 Hurdles At MVC Championship May 16, 2010

NORMAL, ILL. -- Sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) won the 400 intermediate hurdles in a personal best time of 51.27 seconds to highlight action for the Drake men's track and field team at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sunday.

Men's Track Team Has Five Runners Advance Into MVC Finals May 15, 2010

NORMAL, ILL. -- Sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) posted the second fastest qualifying time in the 400 hurdles to pace five Drake athletes who advanced into the finals at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday.

Drake Freshman Places Fourth In MVC Heptathlon May 15, 2010

NORMAL, ILL. -- Drake freshman Briana Isom-Brummer (St. Louis, Mo.) finished fourth in the heptathlon with 4,336 points at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship Saturday.

Freshman Sets School Record In Men's Javelin May 14, 2010

NORMAL, ILL. -- Drake freshman Kevin Harp (Iowa City, Iowa) set a school record in the men's javelin with a throw of 202 feet six inches en route to a fourth-place finish at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and FIeld Championship Friday night.

Drake Freshman Fifth After First Day Of MVC Heptathlon May 14, 2010

NORMAL, ILL. -- Freshman Briana Isom-Brummer (St. Louis, Mo.) stood in fifth place after the first day of competition in the heptathlon at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship Friday.

Men's Track & Field Team At MVC Championships May 12, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA The Drake men's track and field team will close out its regular season competing in the 99th annual State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championship in Normal, Ill., this Friday through Sunday.

Track Team In Final Tuneup At Nebraska Open May 8, 2010

LINCOLN, NEB. -- In a final tuneup before the upcoming Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, four members of the Drake track team competed at the Nebraska Open Saturday.

Braunsdorf, McDermott Third At Iowa Musco Invitational May 1, 2010

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Drake senior Nicole Braunsdorf (St. Francis, Wis.) placed third in the 1,500, while junior teammate Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) was third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase to highlight action for the Drake women's track and field team at the Iowa Musco Invitational Saturday night.

Women's Track Team At Musco Twilight Meet Apr 29, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's track team, which set three school records and tied another at the Drake Relays last weekend, will compete in the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa, this Saturday.

DeGrave, Grassmeyer Lead Men's Team At Drake Relays Apr 25, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) finished fifth in the university-college 400 hurdles to highlight action for the Drake men's track and field team during the 101st running of the Drake Relays this past weekend.

Track Teams Post Two Second-Place Finishes At Kip Janvrin Open Apr 24, 2010

INDIANOLA, IOWA -- Freshman Kelly Hendircks (Prospect Heights, Ill.) finished second in the 100-meter and senior Deidra Dirth (Apple Valley, Minn.) was second in the women's discus to highlight action for the Drake track and field team at the Kip Janvrin Open Friday.

Hamling Wins 100 At Iowa Invitational Apr 18, 2010

IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Drake junior Beth Hamling (Council Bluffs, Iowa) continued an impressive spring on the track by winning the 100-meter dash in 12.52 seconds at the Iowa Invitational Saturday.

McDermott Runs 1,500 At Mt. SAC Relays Apr 17, 2010

WALNUT, CALIF. -- Drake junior Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) competed in the 1,500-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday night, being timed in four minutes 37.72 seconds.

DeGrave Named MVC Men's Track Athlete Of Week Apr 14, 2010

ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Drake sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) was named the Missouri Valley Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week for his performance last Saturday at the Jim Duncan Invitational

Track Teams Face Busy Weekend Apr 14, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Drake junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) will make her season debut in the heptathlon when she competes at the Kansas lt;br />Relays this Wednesday and Thursday.

Men’s Track Team At Mt. SAC Relays Invitational Apr 14, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA --- The Drake men's track and field team will send senior distance runner Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) to compete in the lt;br />5,000-meter run at the Mt. SAC Relays Friday, while the remainder of the Bulldog team will participate in the Iowa Invitational this Saturday in Iowa City.

DeGrave Runs Top MVC Time In 400 Hurdles Apr 11, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - Sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) recorded the fastest time in the Missouri Valley Conference in the men's 400 meter hurdles to highlight action for the Drake men's track and field team at the Jim Duncan Invitational Saturday.

DIrth Second In Discus At Jim Duncan Inviational Apr 10, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Senior Deidra Dirth (Apple Valley, Minn.) was second in the discus at 155 feet 9 inches to highlight action for the Drake women's track and field team at the Jim Duncan Invitational Friday at Drake Stadium.

James Named MVC Men's Track Athlete Of Week Apr 8, 2010

ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Drake sophomore Shaun James (Lawrence, Kan.) has been named the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week following his performance last Saturday at the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Mo.

James Wins 100, 200 At Tom Botts Invitational Apr 4, 2010

COLUMBIA, MO. -- Sophomore Shaun James captured both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes as the Drake men's track and field team won four events Saturday at the Tom Botts Invitational.

Trio To Compete At Stanford Invitational Track Meet Mar 24, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - Drake distance runners Nicole Braunsdorf (St. Francis, Wis.), Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) and Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) will compete at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif., Friday night (March 26). lt;br />.

Track Teams Open Outdoor Campaign At Baylor Mar 18, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's and women's track and field teams will open the outdoor campaign competing in the Baylor/Dr. Pepper Invitational in Waco, Texas, this Saturday (March 20). It will mark Drake's first appearance in the meet since 2007.

Dirth Named To MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Team Mar 12, 2010

ST. LOUIS, MO. - Deidra Dirth (Apple Valley, Minn.), who is a senior on the Drake women's track and field team, was one of 10 student athletes who were named recipients of the Missouri Valley Conference State Farm Good Neighbor Award following the winter semester.

Men's Cross Country Program Earns National Honor For Academic Success Mar 11, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Drake was one of 135 men's cross country programs which earned All-Academic team status by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. lt;br /> lt;br />Members of the Drake men's cross country team carried a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average after the fall 2009 semester. lt;br /> lt;br />For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, it must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum of a 3.00 team cumulative grade-point average.

Greater Des Moines Recognized As Track Central USA Mar 3, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA – Greater Des Moines has a long and storied legacy as a track and field destination. That legacy is being honored and solidified lt;br />for generations to come with the unveiling of Track Central USA.

DeGrave Third In 400 At MVC Men's Indoor Track Meet Mar 1, 2010

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA -- Drake sophomore Jon DeGrave (Lake Villa, Ill.) finished third in the men's 400-meter dash at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship Sunday at the UNI-Dome

Samani Wins High Jump Title At MVC Indoor Championship Mar 1, 2010

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA -- Drake junior Tyse Samani (Kansas City, Mo.) captured the high jump title to highlight action for the Drake women's track and field team at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship Sunday at the UNI-Dome.

Bangert Second In Long Jump At MVC Indoor Championship Feb 28, 2010

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA -- Senior Josh Bangert (Washington, Mo.) overcame a hamstring injury to finish second in the men's long jump at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship Saturday.

Curtis Second In Pentathlon With NCAA Provisional Mark Feb 28, 2010

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA -- Junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) finished second in the pentathlon with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark to highlight first day action for the Drake women's track and field team at the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship Saturday.

Women Prepare For MVC Indoor Track And Field Championship Feb 26, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's track and field team will close out the indoor season competing in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa, this Saturday and Sunday.

Men's Track Team At Iowa State Classic Feb 10, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's track and field team will compete at the Iowa State Classic Friday and Saturday. Action starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Samani Ties For High Jump Title At Jayhawk Invitational Jan 30, 2010

LAWRENCE, KAN.. -- Junior Tyse Samani (Kansas City, Mo.) tied for first in the high jump, while junior Ari Curtis (Fort Collins, Colo.) placed second in the pentathlon to highlight action for the Drake women's track and field team at the Jayhawk Invitational Friday.

Men's Track At Kansas, Northern Iowa Meets Jan 27, 2010

The Drake men's track and field team will send athletes to the Jayhawk Invitational in Lawrence, Kan., Friday and the Jack Jennett Invitational at Cedar Falls on Friday and Saturday.

Women's Track At Kansas, Northern Iowa Meets Jan 27, 2010

The Drake women's track and field team will send athletes to the Jayhawk Invitational in Lawrence, Kan., Friday and the Jack Jennett Invitational at Cedar Falls on Friday and Saturday.

Earl, Grassmeyer Pace Men's Track Team Jan 24, 2010

AMES, IOWA -- Senior Kevin Earl (Overland Park, Kan.) was eighth in the men's 600-yard run in 1:14.77 to highlight performances by the Drake men's track and field team at the Iowa State Open Saturday.

Pettaway Fifth In Men's Long Jump At Iowa State Open Jan 23, 2010

AMES, IOWA -- Senior Annthony Pettaway (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and senior Josh Bangert (Washington, Mo.) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the long jump, to key action for the Drake men's track and field team at the Iowa State Open Friday.

Men's Track Team To Compete At Iowa State Open Jan 20, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA - The Drake men's track and field teams will resume the indoor campaign, competing at the Iowa State Open Friday and Saturday (Jan. 22-23) at Ames, Iowa. Competition starts at 3 p.m. Friday with the women's 5,000-meter run, while a full day of events on Saturday begins at 9:50 a.m.

Women's Track Team Prepares For Iowa State Open Jan 20, 2010

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's track and field team resumes the indoor campaign, competing at the Iowa State Open Friday and Saturday (Jan. 22-23) at Ames, Iowa. Competition starts at 3 p.m. Friday with the women's 5,000-meter run, while a full day of events on Saturday begins at 9:50 a.m.

Women Win Two Events At Iowa State Holiday Classic Indoor Track Meet Dec 11, 2009

AMES, IOWA — Junior Tyse Samani (Kansas City, Mo.) won the high jump, while junior Clarissa LaFlora (Kewanee, Ill.) captured the 600-yard run to highlight action for the Drake women's track and field team which opened the indoor season competing at the Iowa State Holiday Classic Friday.

Men's Cross Country Team at NCAA Regional Nov 10, 2009

DES MOINES, IA – The Drake men's cross country team will travel to Springfield, Mo., to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday, lt;br />Nov. 14. Missouri State will host the event, which features 33 Division I teams from nine different states.

Women's Cross Country Team Prepares for NCAA Regional Nov 10, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will travel to Springfield, Mo., to compete in the NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday, Nov. 14. Missouri State will host the event, which features 33 Division I teams from nine different states.

Men's Cross Country Team Prepares For Bradley Classic Oct 14, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's cross country team will resume action competing at the sixth annual Bradley Classic this Friday at the Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Ill., The 8,000-meter race will start at 4:15 p.m.

Women's Cross Country Team At Bradley Classic Oct 13, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will compete at the sixth annual Bradley Classic this Friday at the Newman Golf Course in Peoria, Ill., The 6,000-meter race will start at 5 p.m.

Grassmeyer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of Week Oct 7, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO. - Drake senior Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) has been selected as a Prairie Farms/Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, for his performance during the period of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

Men's Cross Country Team At Grand View, Loyola Meets Sep 30, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's cross country team will compete in Viking Invitational, hosted by Grand View University Friday, as well as the 37th annual Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago this Saturday.

Grassmeyer Named MVC Runner Of Week Sep 29, 2009

ST. LOUIS, MO. -- Drake senior Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference athlete of the week in men's cross country.

Women's Cross Country Faces Busy Weekend Sep 29, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will continue action competing in the Viking Invitational, hosted by Grand View University Friday, as well as the 37th annual Loyola Lakefront Invitational in Chicago this Saturday.

McDermott 27th At Roy Griak Invitational Sep 26, 2009

FALCON HEIGHTS, MINN. -- Junior Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) finished 27th to pace the Drake women's cross country team at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday.

Men's Cross Country Team Prepares For Roy Griak Invitational Sep 22, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- After a week off, the Drake men's cross country team resumes action facing its sternest test of the young season when it competes in the 24th annual Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota this Saturday. Some of the top collegiate teams in the country will compete in the 8,000-meter race which will start at 12:05 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course. It will mark the Bulldogs' first appearance in the meet since 2006.

Women's Cross Country Team At Roy Griak Invitational Sep 22, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- After a week off, the Drake women's cross country team will travel to the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota this Saturday. Some of the top collegiate teams in the country will compete in the 6,000-meter race that starts at 12:55 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Grassmeyer Eighth At Oz Memorial Run Sep 12, 2009

FALCON HEIGHTS, MINN. -- Senior Jeff Grassmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) placed eighth to pace the Drake men's cross country team at the Oz Memorial Run at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus Friday.

Drake Men's Cross Country Team At Oz Memorial Sep 9, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake men's cross country team will continue action this Friday, competing in the Oz Memorial at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minnesota campus in Falcon Heights, Minn.

Drake's Colin Hagan Third At Bulldog Classic Sep 5, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- Sophomore Colin Hagan (Wichita, Kan.) placed third to pace the Drake men's cross country team in its season opener in the Bulldog Classic Friday at Ewing Park.

Drake Women's Cross Country Team Opens Season Sep 2, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA -- The Drake women's cross country team will open its season hosting the annual Bulldog Classic this Friday at Ewing Park, lt;br />located on the south side of Des Moines.

Drake Hosts Bulldog Classic Sep 2, 2009

DES MOINES, IOWA - The Drake men's cross country team will open its season hosting the annual Bulldog Classic this Friday at lt;br />Ewing Park, located on the south side of Des Moines.

Former Drake Star 36th In Marathon At World Championships Aug 22, 2009

BERLIN, GERMANY -- Former Drake standout distance runner Matt Gabrielson (Belmond, Iowa) finished 36th in the marathon at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday morning. lt;br /> lt;br />Gabrielson, running for his fourth U.S. national team, was timed in 2 hours 18 minutes and 41 seconds. lt;br /> lt;br />The 26.2 mile course started and ended at the famous Brandenburg Gate and featured four 10-kilometer loops past the main sights in the city, including the Potsdamer Platz, the Victory Column, Bellevue Palace, the Reichstag and Museum Island. lt;br /> lt;br />"I was good through half-way, " said Gabrielson, a 2000 graduate of Drake who was a 12-time All-Missouri Valley Conference performer in track and field. "I hit a spot around 30k, but never really hit the wall. I wasn't struggling, but I was running 3:25 or 3:30, when I was running 3:10s, which is 2:14 pace which I thought I was going to run. I ran out of something--I don't know what it was. It's bittersweet, and it's amazing to finish under the Brandenburg Gate with all these people lining the street." lt;br /> lt;br />Gabrielson finished second among the American contingent with U.S. Olympian Daniel Browne finishing 24th in 2:16.49. lt;br /> lt;br />Kenya's Abel Kirui won the race in 2:06.54. Ninety-one runners started the race, but 21 runners did not finish.

Tolhurst Named To Academic All-American Track Team Jul 20, 2009

NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- Drake senior Leyden Tolhurst (Auckland, New Zealand) has been named to the 2009 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team.

Braunsdorf, McDermott Named To All-Academic Track Team Jul 16, 2009

NEW ORLEANS, LA. -- Drake senior Nicole Braunsdorf (St. Francis, Wis.) and junior Casey McDermott (Newton, Iowa) have been named to the 2009 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team.