Drake Garners All-America Laurels

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Central Michigan University track and field sprinter Johnie Drake garnered All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the 60m dash at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., Saturday evening.

Johnie Drake took eighth in the 60m finals on Saturday evening, turning in a time of 6.72. DaBryan Blanton from Oklahoma took the top spot. He was the 60m champion with a time 6.59.

Drake becomes the 21st track and field All-American in CMU history. The last All-American was Jeff DeLong in 2001.

Drake automatically qualified for the championships at the Central Collegiate Indoor Track and Field Championships on Jan. 29. He turned in a time of 6.57 at Eastern Michigan's indoor track.

Below is the final results from the 60m championships:

Event 1 Men 60 Meter Dash ============================================


1 DaBryan Blanton SO Oklahoma 6.59 10

2 Mardy Scales SR M. Tenn. St. 6.61 8

3 Mark Burns SO Auburn 6.61 6

4 Tyson Gay SO Arkansas 6.63 5

5 Jabari Fields SR Texas Christian 6.70 4

6 John Woods JR Colorado State 6.71 3

7 Sean Lambert SR Tennessee 6.72 2

8 Johnie Drake JR Central Michigan 6.72 1

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