Bethany  Drake
 Bethany Drake
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sandy, OR

High School:
Sandy

Height:
5-8

Event:
Throws

Experience:
3V

Indoor Elig.:
SR


WWU Career: The 2014 NCAA Division II javelin national champion….a two-time NCAA Division II All-American in the javelin ... three-time NCAA II Outdoor National Championships participant and three-time USTFCCCA West Region All-Star ... 2016 GNAC Female Athlete of the Year … competed in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials and 2014 U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships … 2016 WWU Co-Female Athlete of the Year ... 2014 USTFCCCA Women’s West Region Field Athlete of the Year as well as 2014 USTFCCCA Women’s Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 8, USTFCCCA All-Academic and All-GNAC Academic selection during her career.

NCAA Javelin Finishes:

  • 2013: 13th place
  • 2014: National Champion (1st place)
  • 2016: 2nd place

2013 (Freshman):

  • 13th at NCAA II Championships with mark of 42.13m/138-3
  • USTFCCCA West Region All-Star
  • 4th at GNAC Championships with mark of 41.42m/135-11
  • Season-best mark of 47.96m/157-4 at the WWU Twilight Track & Field Meet
  • Placed 1st in the javelin at the UPS Quad Meet, Club Northwest Spring Break Open and WWU Twilight Track & Field Meet
  • USTFCCCA West Region Academic All-Star

2014 (Sophomore):

  • 2014 NCAA Division II national champion in the women’s javelin with a winning mark of 50.36m/165-3
  • Competed at U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships, placing 14th with a mark of 47.44m/155-08
  • USTFCCCA All-American
  • USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA Women’s Division II Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • USTFCCCA DII National Athlete of the Week
  • USTFCCCA West Region All-Star
  • Season-best throw 51.66m/169-6 at UPS Shotwell Invitational to set WWU and GNAC record
  • USTFCCCA NCAA II National Female Athlete of the Week (March 30-Apr. 5). 
  • Named GNAC Field Athlete of the Week twice (Feb. 24-March 2 and March 30-Apr. 5)
  • Placed 1st in the javelin at the UPS Quad Meet, UPS Shotwell Invitational, Ralph Vernacchia Track & Field Meet and NCAA Division II National Championships along with placing 2nd at two meets and 3rd at one meet.
  • USTFCCCA Academic All-Star

2015 (Redshirt):

  • Utilized redshirt season due to a back injury.

2016 (Redshirt Junior):

  • Placed 2nd at the NCAA Division II Outdoor National Championships with a mark of 54.18m/177-9
  • Competed at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, placing 14th with a mark of 51.87m/170-2
  • USTFCCCA All-American
  • GNAC Female Athlete of the Year
  • WWU Female Co-Athlete of the Year
  • Reset her own GNAC record in the javelin three times during the season
  • Season-best throw of 54.18m/177-9 at the NCAA II Outdoor National Championships
  • GNAC runner-up in the javelin (49.34m/161-10)
  • Named GNAC Field Athlete of the Week on three occasions (Feb. 29-March 6, March 28-April 3, April 25-May 1)
  • Placed 1st at the Puget Sound Invitational, L&C Spring Break Open and Texas State Bobcat Invitational and finished 2nd at four other meets
  • CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selection
  • USTFCCCA Academic All-Star
  • GNAC Academic All-Star
2017 (Senior):
  • HERO Sports Division II HERO of the Year Finalist.

Personal:
Pursuing Master of Arts in Teaching …. Placed 5th at Oregon Class 5A State Championships as a senior.

Top Performances

YearSportJavelin
2017 Outdoor 52.40m
2016 Outdoor 54.18m
2014 Outdoor 51.66m
2013 Outdoor 47.96m

Meet Results

DateMeetEventMarkPlace
May 12–13, 2017 2017 GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship JT 52.40m (171' 11") 1
May 5, 2017 2017 Ken Shannon Invitational JT 47.14m (154' 8") 2
Apr 29, 2017 2017 Ralph Vernacchia Track & Field Meet JT 50.72m (166' 5") 2
Apr 13–14, 2017 Bryan Clay Invite JT 49.48m (162' 4") 1
Mar 31–Apr 1, 2017 San Francisco State Distance Carnival JT 47.62m (156' 3") 1
Mar 31–Apr 1, 2017 Stanford Invitational JT 46.30m (151' 11") 5
Jun 30–Jul 10, 2016 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials JT 51.87m (170' 2") 14
May 26–28, 2016 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships JT 54.18m (177' 9") 2
May 13–14, 2016 2016 GNAC Outdoor Championship JT 49.34m (161' 10") 2
Apr 30, 2016 2016 WWU Ralph Vernacchia Track & Field Meet JT 52.29m (171' 7") 2
Apr 14–15, 2016 Bryan Clay Invitational JT 47.74m (156' 7") 2
Mar 31–Apr 2, 2016 Texas State Bobcat Invitational JT 50.83m (166' 9") 1
Mar 30–Apr 2, 2016 2016 Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays JT 50.29m (165' 0") 7
Mar 18–19, 2016 L&C Spring Break Open JT 48.91m (160' 5") 1
Mar 5, 2016 Puget Sound Invitational JT 50.17m (164' 7") 1
May 22–24, 2014 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships JT 50.36m (165' 3") 1
May 3, 2014 Saint Martin's Invitational 2014 JT 46.18m (151' 6") 1
Apr 26, 2014 Ralph Vernacchia Track & Field Meet JT 49.13m (161' 2") 1
Apr 19, 2014 Beach Invitational JT 48.84m (160' 3") 3
Apr 17, 2014 Cal State LA Twilight Open JT 45.94m (150' 9") 2
Apr 10, 2014 Cal State LA Twilight Open JT 45.94m (150' 9") 2
Apr 4–5, 2014 UPS Shotwell Invitational JT 51.66m (169' 6") 1
Mar 22, 2014 Oregon Preview JT 48.11m (157' 10") 2
Mar 1, 2014 UPS Quad Meet JT 47.84m (156' 11") 1
May 23–25, 2013 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships JT 42.13m (138' 3") 13
May 10, 2013 GNAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships JT 41.42m (135' 11")  
May 10, 2013 GNAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships JT 41.42m (135' 11")  
May 10–11, 2013 GNAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships JT 41.42m (135' 11") 4
Apr 26, 2013 WWU Twilight Track & Field Meet JT 47.96m (157' 4") 1
Apr 19, 2013 Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational JT 44.30m (145' 4") 3
Apr 6, 2013 UPS Shotwell Invitational JT 29.54m (96' 11") 10
Mar 30, 2013 Club Northwest Spring Break Open JT 43.33m (142' 2") 1
Mar 16, 2013 Oregon Preview JT 38.26m (125' 6") 7
Mar 2, 2013 UPS Quad Meet JT 42.23m (138' 6") 1