Maggie Drazba Chooses to Stay in State to run for WVU

Maggie Drazba of St. Marys, a 4:53 miler, commits to West Virginia University - Lance McDaniel photo & graphic design

 

Arguably West Virginia’s best prep female distance runner of all-time, Maggie Drazba, commits to run for West Virginia University. 

Drazba is coming off a stellar senior cross country season by becoming West Virginia’s first prep female to ever qualify for Foot Locker Nationals. She posted on December 11th to her Facebook community “I'm so excited to say I've committed to West Virginia University!” Some of the nation’s best individual girl distance runners like Sophie Chase of Virginia and Grace Tinkey of Georgia offered Drazba their congratulations.

Drazba will be a real asset to the WVU women’s track & field /cross country program.  Many can’t wait to see her competing in the Big 12 Conference sporting the Mountaineer blue & gold.

 

Prep/Personal:

Runs track and cross country at St. Marys High School (WV) for Glenda Cottrill

Won the West Virginia High School AA/A Girls State Cross Country Championship as a freshman in 2009, as a junior in 2011, and as a senior in 2012 - placed 3rd as a sophomore in 2010 @ Cabell Midland HS / Ona, WV

West Virginia All-State AA/A Girls Cross Country four years in a row

Placed 5th in the Sophomore Girls 5000 Meter Run (19:01) at the 2010 Foot Locker South Regional @ McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, NC

Placed 13th in the Seeded Girls 5000 Meter Run (17:40) at the 2011 Foot Locker South Regional @ McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, NC

2011-12 Gatorade West Virginia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year

National Runner-Up in the Junior Women’s 6K Race (17:36) at USATF XC Championships @ Forrest Park in St. Louis, MI

Placed 4th in the Junior Women’s 4K (14:11.70) at the 2012 NACAC Cross Country Championships @ Queen's Park Savannah / Port of Spain Trinidad                  

Won the HS Girls Race of Champions 5K Run (17:27.9) at the 2012 Great American Cross Country Festival @ WakeMed Soccer Complex in Cary, NC

Placed 3rd in the Seeded Girls 5000 Meter Run (17:10) at the 2012 Foot Locker South Regional @ McAlpine Greenway Park in Charlotte, NC

West Virginia’s first prep female to ever qualify for Foot Locker Nationals

Placed 22nd in the Girls 5K Run (18:05.4) at the 2012 Foot Locker XC Nationals @ Balboa Park in San Diego, CA

2010 West Virginia High School AA/A Girls State T&F Champion – 800m (2:24.39), 1600m (5:17.86); State Runner-Up – 3200m (11:56.86)

2011 West Virginia High School AA/A Girls State T&F Champion – 800m (2:24.32 – State Record), 1600m (5:14.08 – State Record), 3200m (11:07.47 – State Record)

2012 West Virginia High School AA/A Girls State T&F Champion – 800m (2:20.35 – State Record), 1600m (4:56.23 – State Record), 3200m (10:59.09 – State Record), and 4x800m Relay (9:48.85 – State Record)

Placed 2nd in the 3000 Meter Run Enroute 2M Emerging Elite (10:22.73) at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals @ NC A&T Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, NC

Placed 2nd in the 2 Mile Run Emerging Elite (11:03.77) at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals @ NC A&T Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, NC

Placed 7th in the 1 Mile Run Championship (4:53.67) at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals @ NC A&T Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, NC

Placed 12th in the 2 Mile Run Championship (10:37.81) at the 2012 New Balance Outdoor Nationals @ NC A&T Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, NC

Placed 7th in the 3000 Meter Run (9:55.66) at the 2012 Penn Relays Carnival @ Franklin Field, Philadelphia, PA

Owns the best all-time West Virginia High School girls distance records in the 1,600m (4:51.88 – US#5), 3,000m (9:55.66), 3200m (10:27.42), and 5,000m (17:10)

 

Personal Bests:

400 Meter Dash - 1:04.14

800 Meter Run - 2:18.55

1,600 Meter Run - 4:51.88

One Mile Run - 4:53.67

3,000 Meter Run - 9:55.66

3,200 Meter Run - 10:27.42

Two Mile Run - 10:37.81

5,000 Meter Run - 17:10.00

 

Note:  Please see Maggie Drazba’s complete profile at WVRunners for the rest of her athletic achievements. Click here: Maggie Drazba

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