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Drake Veitenheimer
Drake Veitenheimer

RS Senior

Belmont, Mich.

High School:


Cross Country Starts Off Strong at CMU Jeff Drenth Memorial

Moon, Wilberding lead the way for Spartans in season-opening meet.


2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 104 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

MSU had 113 student-athletes recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.


Women's Cross Country Places Second at NCAA Regional Championships

Spartans earn 14th-straight bid to NCAA Championships.


Sara Kroll Wins Big Ten Cross Country Championships

Women finish second, men place seventh overall.

Competed in the Spartan Invitational and finished 61st with an 8k time of 25:49... Academic All-Big Ten.

Ran at the Spartan Invitational, placing 25th with a time of 25:29...Finished 73rd at the Louisville Classic with a personal-best 8k time of 24:57.27...Competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational with a time of 24:59 to finish 229th...Placed 57th at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 25:04.40...Recorded a time of 32:48 to finish 74th at the Great Lakes Regional.

Placed third at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 15:42.91 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Ran unattached ... finished 24th at the Jeff Drenth Memorial with a time of 16:16.0 ... Participated in the Spartan Invitational and finished with a time of 26:53 ... Ran in the EMU Fall Classic, posting a time of 16:23.60 for 30th place.

High School:
Attended Rockford High School where he was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field for Andrew Martin ... Named all-conference his junior and senior seasons in cross country ... Named all-region in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned all-area honorable mention honors in 2008 and first-team honors in 2009 ... 2009 Division I all-state honoree in cross country ... Recived all-region honors in 2009 and was a Division I state final qualifier in the 1,600m ... Received all-conference, all-region and all-state honors in track his senior season ... A member of the 4x800m relay team who holds a school record of 7:49.19 ... Posted a career-best time of 4:23 his senior year ... Best 800m time occurred in 2010 when he turned in a mark of 1:54.4 ... Also was a two-year letterwinner in hockey ... Member of the National Honors Society.

Born February 11, 1992 ... Son of James Veitenheimer and Laure Herrala ... Majoring in civil engineering.


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