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2013-04-12 ONU track and field welcomes newest addition Caleb Drake
Caleb Drake

Newest addition to the 2013 track and field team, Caleb Drake, is joined by ONU head coach Mike McDowell and Pleasant Valley head coach Erik Belby

ONU track and field welcomes newest addition Caleb Drake

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10:04 AM

The Olivet Nazarene University men's track and field program and Head Coach Mike McDowell welcome Caleb Drake as the newest member of the 2013 recruiting class. Drake ran cross country and track and field at Pleasant Valley High School.

Coach Mike McDowell had this to say about Caleb: “Caleb is one of the top distance runners in the state of Iowa. He is a quality individual with strong Christian character and will represent ONU with pride.”

Drake runs four events for Pleasant Valley track and field team (5k, 3200m, 800m, 1600m) and made it to Elite All-State as a senior. He was also selected as Pleasant Valley’s team MVP for cross country.

While at Olivet, Caleb plans to study elementary education and youth ministry.

“I chose Olivet because the spiritual temperature seems to be high, and the athletic program for cross country and track is a good fit," Drake said.  

He was joined at the signing by his father and mother, Mark and Sarah, and younger sister, Aubrey. He also has an older sister, Onna.