Events: 5K, 10K, 10 mile, half and full marathon
Hometown: Bellevue/Issaquah, Washington
College/University Competed for: Carnegie Mellon University
All Time Personal Bests
5 km: 17:28
6 km: 21:40
8 km: 28:39
10 km: 35:46
10 mile: 58:50
1/2 marathon: 1:19:20
2015 Steilacoom Racing series, 15K champion
2015 WWU Invitational, 6k 22:55, 30th place
2015 Emerald City Open, 6k, 23:08, 14th place
2015 PNTF XC Championships, 6k, 22:58, 9th place
2015 USATF NW Regional Championships, 6k, 22:56, 23rd place
2015 Club Nationals, 6k, 22:30, 130th place
2014 Beat the Bridge, 4th place
2014 Love Em or Leave Em, 6th place
2014 Club T&F Nationals 10K Champion
2014 XC Club Nations, 3rd for team, 89th Overal
2013 Phoenix Rock’n’Roll Half, 6th
2012 Cherry Blossom 10 mile, 12th
Drea grew up in the Seattle and during her senior year of high school, was convinced by her neighbor to give cross-country a try following a trail run together. Despite being the only female high school runner on her team at the time, it was love at first sight when it came to competitive running. She became Northwest School’s first high school female runner to qualify for state in cross-country and decided that she would continue running through college.
Drea attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA where she competed in cross-country and track for all four years and graduated with a degree in professional writing and a minor in music performance.
After spending a year traveling through Europe following graduation and a few years of professional experience as a technical writer, Drea returned to school, gaining her M.A. in Public Communication from American University in Washington, DC.
She is currently working as a communications consultant for McGraw-Hill Education and lives in the Seattle area with her husband Paul and cats, Carl and Luna.