Drake Veitenheimer
Drake Veitenheimer

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Belmont, Mich.

High School:
Rockford


08/29/2014

Cross Country Starts Off Strong at CMU Jeff Drenth Memorial

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

05/28/2014

2014 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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

05/29/2013

2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections Announced

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

11/09/2012

Women's Cross Country Places Second at NCAA Regional Championships

Spartans earn 14th-straight bid to NCAA Championships.

10/28/2012

Sara Kroll Wins Big Ten Cross Country Championships

Women finish second, men place seventh overall.

2014:
Opened the season with a third-place finish at the CMU Jeff Drenth Memorial after posting a time of 15:09.50 ... Finished 30th with a time of 26:26.10 at the Bill Dellinger Invitational ... Clocked in at 26:19 at the Spartan Invitational, placing 86th ... Finished 53rd with a time of 26:00 in the men's open race at the Wisconsin Invitational

2013:
Competed in the Spartan Invitational and finished 61st with an 8k time of 25:49... Academic All-Big Ten.

2012:
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.

2011:
Placed third at the Jeff Drenth Memorial in a time of 15:42.91 ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2010:
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.

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