Key performances by freshmen and seniors alike set positive tone for the rest of the season
Seneca HS Record Holder in the 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and 200m
Drake competed at Illinois State University for coach Elvis Forde...He was third at the Vanderbilt Invitational in the 400m high hurdles...Earned personal-best times of 14.75 in the 110m high hurdles and 53.64 in the 400m hurdles.
Competed at Seneca HS for coach Mechthild Ferguson...Helped his team to a Sectional title in 2009 and a first place finish at the 2011 Irish Invitational...As an individual, Drake broke school records in the 110m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and 200m...He was a seven-time Irish Invitational Champion...Was the Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor 55m hurdles champion (2011) and was All-State in the 300m hurdles (2009)...High School bests are 14.44 (110m hurdles), 39.7 (300m hurdles), and 22.08 (200m).
Parents are Dave and Erin, sisters Aspen and Willow...Born July 7, 1993 in Aurora, IL...Sister, Aspen, is a senior at Seneca HS and will go on to play volleyball on scholarship at Ferris State University...Sister, Willow, was a five-time IESA State Champion and State Record Holder in the 100m and 200m...Was on honor roll all four years of high school, and made the Dean's List his first semester at Illinois State...Drake runs his own woodworking business, Drake Stuedemann Woodworking, specializing in custom slab furnishings...Is studying Architectural Studies at Missouri.