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Ryan Drew

Class: R-Junior Position: Mid-distance Height: 6-0 Previous School: VMI Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,000 - 2:28.36 (Indoor)
Mile - 4:08.21 (Indoor)
3K - 8:14.39 (Indoor)

ASUN Individual Titles (2)
2020 Indoor Mile
2020 Indoor 3K

All-ASUN Honors (3)
2019 Cross Country - 4th
2020 Indoor Mile - 1st
2020 Indoor 3K - 1st

2020 Outdoor Track & Field
• Season was cancelled due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus

2020 Indoor Track & Field (R-Jr.)
• Swept the ASUN mile (personal-best 4:08.21) and 3K (personal-best 8:14.39) titles, becoming the first Flame to win those two events at the same conference meet since 2010 (Sam Chelanga – Big South)
• Also posted first-place finishes in the Liberty Kickoff mile and Doc Hale VT Elite Meet 3K
• Clocked 2:28.36 for 1,000 meters in his Liberty track debut at the Virginia Tech Invitational, joining Liberty's all-time top 10 list for the event

2019 Cross Country (R-Jr.)
• Excelled during his first season as a Flame, earning first team All-ASUN honors with a fourth-place conference finish
• Served as Liberty's No. 2 runner all season, including at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships where he came in 58th overall
• Posted three top-10 finishes on the year, also including a runner-up showing at the FGCU Invitational and a fourth-place effort at the Liberty Challenge
• Clocked an 8K personal-best time of 24:30.3 at the Pre-National Invitational

Previous School
• Competed for VMI during the 2016-17 athletic year
• Made the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team after placing 22nd at the 2016 SoCon Cross Country Championships
• Took 77th place in the 2016 NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships
• Best times at VMI were 3:59.42 (1,500), 8:44.24 (3K), 14:56.59 (5K), 25:02.5 (cross country 8K) and 31:17.2 (cross country 10K)
• Competing unattached, clocked 4:12.34 for the mile at the 2019 Liberty Kickoff and won the event at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational two weeks later

Prep
• Graduated from Floyd E. Kellam High School
• As a senior, placed fourth in the Virginia 6A outdoor state meet in the 1,600 and 3,200 and ninth in the 6A state cross country meet
• During his junior season, was the Virginia 5A outdoor state runner-up in the 1,600, took third in the 5A indoor 3,200 and placed fourth in 5A cross country
• Top times included 4:15.19 in the 1,600, 9:12.85 in the 3,200 and 15:49 in the cross country 5K

Personal
• Son of Terry and Amy Drew
• Birthday is Dec. 17
• Criminal justice major