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Since 1893, Drake Track and Field and Cross Coutnry have brough national recognition, campus pride, and consistent success to Drake University; highlighted most notably by 3 Cross Country National Championships, 49 NCAA All-American selections, 13 conference champions, and numerous Olympic Games qualifiers and medalists.


Over the years, several Drake Track and Field and Cross Country student-athletes have turned in incredible individual accomplishments inluding: Linn Philson claiming the 1935 NCAA Championship in the high jump, Fred Feller winning back-to-back NCAA individual cross country National Championships in 1944-45, Jim Ford winning the 1952 NCAA National Championship in the 200 meters, Rick Wanamaker winning the 1970 NCAA National Championship in the decathlon and claiming the Gold Medal in the 1971 Pan-Am Games in the same event, former Bulldog Kevin Little winning the silver medal in the 200 meters during the 1991 Pan-Am Games, and most recently with Brogan Austin winning the 5,000 meters at the historic Drake Relays in 2013.


Your contribution, at any level, will enhance Drake Track and Field and Cross Country in the following ways:

  • Enhance team travel

  • Provide personalized medical treatment and athletic performance training

  • Provide leadership education opportunities

  • Purchase new training equipment and uniforms

  • Recruit the best student-athletes in the nation

  • Compete against top opponents

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