Bethany Drake

Bellevue, WA

haute volée Since: 2018

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born 10/10/1993
hometown hillsdale, oregon




What is your favorite quote that guides, inspires, or embodies your training/throwing/life?
My potential is UNLIMITED, because the LIMITLESS God lives inside of me. -Steven Furtick

What was your favorite sport in middle school?
Baseball/softball! I grew up in a baseball/softball family. We watched a lot of baseball at home, I played softball, my brother played baseball, my parents played co-ed softball. This is where my throwing career truly started.  

Can you share your first sports bra experience?
I honestly don't remember my first sports bra experience, but I definitely remember my first GOOD sports bra experience! I've been an athlete my whole life, but it took me until my sophomore year of high school to have a really good sports bra experience, to feel comfortable, supported, and confident.   

What is your absolutely favorite piece of #flystyle and why?
New Aero Capris!! The moment I was able to get through a stair workout and weightlifting without pulling up my pants-- it was love! 

If you could give one piece of advice to a 12 year old girl, what would it be? 
Try ALL of the sports! Don't limit yourself.  

Tell us about your favorite place you have ever traveled to:
The Oregon Coast will always be my happy place! It brings me so much peace. Though, I had the chance to travel to Madrid, Spain this summer and that definitely stole a piece of my heart!  

What alternative career do you fantasize about?
Honestly, I feel like I'm already living my fantasy. Teaching art and throwing javelins-- those are my passions and I get to pursue them and share them every day! 

What is your superpower?  
Hmmm... Probably willpower, but it's also my kryptonite. My mind is strong; I'm able to talk myself into and out of just about anything. When used for good, it has led to some amazing things.

bethany's personal bests

javelin 54.71m, 179'6"

competition highlights

2018 NACAC championships - 2nd place
2018 - USATF nationals - 4th place
2017 - USATF nationals - 9th place
2017 - NCAA Div II national champion
2016 - Olympic Trials Qualifier
NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
2x USTFCCCA Women's Outdoor Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year 

photo credit: Heather McWhirter