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April 16, 2014

Athlete of the Week: Meet Hannah Drake of Wilmington

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NEW CASTLE — STATE MEET

Drake qualified for the PIAA Class AA championship meet at Shippensburg University last spring and is hoping to earn a return trip this year.

“Lord willing, I’m expecting to qualify for the triple jump,” said Drake, who earned a trip in the triple jump and 3200 relay as a sophomore. “My goal is to qualify for the long. Our relays are doing really well. It would be amazing if I could qualify in four events. We’ll see what the future holds.”

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THE HANNAH DRAKE FILE

TEAM: Wilmington

GRADE: Junior

PARENTS: Dennis and Jodi Drake

KNOWN FOR: Setting Union Invitational records in the long jump and the 3200 relay. She also added wins in the triple jump and the 1600 relay.

FAVORITE PLAYER AND WHY: “I don’t have a favorite professional athlete, but looking at past high school athletes like Mariah Burns and Alexis King. They’ve worked so hard and have gotten so far in the state meet. I definitely look up to them.”

FAVORITE TEAM AND WHY: “I love watching Pitt’s basketball team. They’re around here. My dad’s always watching them.”

FUTURE PLANS: “I’d like to do track and field in college. I’m also thinking of minoring in Spanish. I’d like to major in something like business.”

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