WWU's Drake named NCAA II National Female Athlete of the Week

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 7, 2014 

Western Washington University javelin thrower Bethany Drake has been named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division II National Female Athlete of the Week for March 30-April 5.

Drake, a sophomore from Sandy, Ore., shattered school and conference records with a winning throw of 169-6 at the University of Puget Sound J.D. Shotwell Invitational on Saturday.

Drake's effort was a personal best by more than a foot and moved her up to No.4 in Division II history and No.10 among all collegians in 2014.

Her throw was farther than every Division II National Championship-winning effort since the current javelin design was first implemented in 1999. It also was the best Division II throw since 2009.

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service