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Drake Becksted
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  • Oswego, N.Y.

Updated: March 12, 2013

2012-13: Ended his freshman campaign with winning the 100 butterfly and freestyle at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Came in seventh in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 100 butterfly at No. 11 Virginia ... Placed second in the 100 butterfly and fifth in the 50 freestyle against William & Mary ... Took third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 50 freestyle at NC State ... Placed fourth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 50 freestyle in the win against Tennessee ... Recorded a career-best 21.14 in the prelims of the 50 freestyle at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Took fifth in the 100 freestyle and fourth in the 50 freestyle at Georgia Tech ... Charted two top-15 finishes in the quad meet at Duke, placing 11th in the 50 freestyle and 13th in the 100 freestyle ... Recorded top-five finishes at North Carolina, coming in fourth in the 100 freestyle, which was a career best, and fifth in the 50 freestyle ... Competed in four events in the season-opener against VMI and Gardner-Webb ... Placed third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.40.

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Oswego High School ... A State Champion in the 50 and 100 freestyles ... The state record-holder in the 100 freestyle ... A four-time recipient of the Scholar Athlete and All-League awards ... A seasoned finalist and High School All-American at the New York High School State Swimming Championships ... A member of the Oswego Laker Swim Club ... A multiple Junior National qualifier in the sprint and fly events.

Personal: Drake Douglas Becksted was born on April 1, 1994 in Syracuse, N.Y. ... Son of Mark Douglas and Patricia Ann Becksted ... Has a younger sister, Kayla ... Plans to major in history or business.

Becksted's Career Best
50 Freestyle: 21.14 100 Freestyle: 45.06
100 Butterfly: 48.73
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