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Sara Drake
Sara  Drake


Greer, S.C.

High School:
J.L. Mann




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South Carolina vs Queens, Wingate & Vanderbilt (1/23-24/15)

South Carolina vs Queens, Wingate & Vanderbilt (1/23-24/15)

2013-14 - Primarily swam the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly ... Recorded her best finish of the season, taking second in the 100 freestyle against Queens and Wingate with a time of 52.12 ... Had her best time in the 100 butterfly in the finals at the Virginia Tech Invitational as she finished 20th at 57.25 ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 - Provided quality depth in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events...Swam the 50 freestyle (53rd), 100 freestyle (47th) and 100 butterfly (49th) at the SEC Championships...Posted the team's third fastest time in the 100 freestyle (51.75) and the fourth fastest in the 100 butterfly (56.84)...Recorded season-best third-place finish in the 100 freestyle at Duke with a time of 53.60...Set personal records in the 50 freestyle (24.15) and the 100 freestyle (51.75) at the SEC Championships...Helped earn a win in the 200 freestyle relay against College of Charleston...Was a part of the team's fastest 400 freestyle relay of the season, which swam a mark of 3:25.69 at the SEC Championships...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 -Swam in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships...Provided depth in the freestyle and butterfly events...Posted team's fastest time in the 100 freestyle, swimming a leadoff split of 51.78 in the 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships...Led 400 freestyle relay team to fastest time of the season with a mark of 3:25.76...Had team's third fastest time of 56.59 in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships...Swam a 2:05.98 in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships to finish 24th overall...Recorded season best finish of second place in the 200 butterfly with a mark of 57.90 against rival Clemson.

PRE-COLLEGE -Graduated from J.L. Mann High School...Top three finisher at the South Carolina High School state meet...Helped lead J.L. Mann to AAA/AAAA state title...Swam on the Y-Spartaquatics club team...Member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL -Born Feb. 22, 1993...Parents are Scott and Brenda Drake.

Drake's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 24.15 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 Freestyle 51.75 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 Freestyle 1:55.63 1/14/12 Duke/Queens Columbia, S.C.
500 Freestyle 5:14.14 11/17/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
100 Butterfly 56.59 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
200 Butterfly 2:05.98 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.

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