first_img No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors Fischer is set to compete in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships on Wednesday, June 7 at Hayward Field.Fischer competed in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships on June 7 at Hayward Field where he placed ninth, and added the title All-American to his resume. No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake Crossing the finish line with a time of 29:57.37 and placing eighth, Fischer easily advanced to the NCAA Championships, his second-straight appearance where he finished 17th in the 10,000 meters last year. Fischer returned to the oval in attempts to qualify for the NCAA Championships in the 5,000 meter-run. However, he came up short with a 27th place finish in 14:47.07. Story Linkscenter_img Fischer advanced to the MVC Outdoor Championships held May 12-14 in Wichita, Kan. On the first day of competition, Fischer added to his burgeoning legacy by winning the 10,000 meter-run with a time of 30:17.82, nearly two seconds in front of second place finisher SIU’s Josh Maier. This win is the first for Drake since 2000 and qualified Fischer for the field at the NCAA West Preliminaries.ICYMI: Last night, @reedfisch won his fourth @MVCSports title with a great finish in the 10k.??— Drake TF & XC (@Drake_TFXC) May 13, 2017 The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. The No. 3 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from track and field and cross country team member Reed Fischer’s decorated career at Drake coming to a close with an accomplishment that has been one in the making; breaking the school record for the 5,000 meter-run. Fischer shattered the 39-year old record on the Blue Oval during the 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee with an outstanding time of 13:48.32. Crossing the finish line not only gave Fischer a Relays first-place title, but also placed him among the top 20 events times in Division I athletics this year. No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated Check back on July 24 as the No. 2 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img