Emma Bates
Emma  Bates

RS Senior

Elk River, Minn.

High School:
Elk River




O'Brien Advances to Nationals in 10K

Clare O'Brien (32:39.30) took ninth in the 10,000m Thursday night at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, thereby punching her ticket to nationals in the process


Women's 10K Brings In 15 Points

A trio of Broncos - Clare O'Brien (3rd), Gracie Tostenson (4th) and Emily Venters (5th) - excelled in the 10,000m Thursday night at the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships


Fast Times Await Boise State

The Broncos will send five athletes to two highly competitive meets - the Payton Jordan Invitational and the Oregon Twilight - this weekend before the start of the championship season


Sun Angel Classic Next Up for T&F

Boise State will head down to Tempe, Ariz., to compete in the Sun Angel Classic from April 6-7


Bronco Steeplers Honored by MW

Allie Ostrander and Yusuke Uchikoshi were named the Mountain West Outdoor Women’s and Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, respectively, for their performances in the 3,000m steeplechase this past weekend at the Stanford Invitational


Emma Bates 10,000m National Champion

Emma Bates describes her 10,000m NCAA National Championship, reflecting on the final lap and her reaction to the experience.


Bronco Weekly: Track and Field

Emma Bates and Coach Travis Hartke reflect on the Mt. SAC Relays and look forward to BYU Clarence Robison Invitational


2013 Mountain West Track & Field Championships

Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Las Vegas, Nev.

2015 NCAA Second Team All-America - 10,000m 
2015 NCAA Second Team All-America - 5,000m
2014 NCAA First Team All-America - Cross Country
2014 Mountain West Champion - Cross Country
2014 NCAA National Champion - 10,000m
2014 NCAA First Team All-America - 5,000m (Outdoor), 10,000m (Outdoor), 3,000m (Indoor), 5,000m (Indoor)

2013 NCAA National Runner-Up - Cross Country
2013 NCAA First Team All-America - 5,000m, 10,000m (Outdoor), Cross Country

2013 NCAA Second Team All-America - 5,000m (Indoor)
2012 NCAA Second Team All-America - 5,000m (Outdoor)
2013 NCAA National Qualifier - 5,000m (Indoor), 5,000m (Outdoor), 10,000m (Outdoor), Cross Country
2012 NCAA National Qualifier - 5,000m (Outdoor)
2012-2014 NCAA Preliminary Round Qualifier - 5,000m (Outdoor), 10,000m (Outdoor)
2013 Mountain West Champion - 3,000m (Indoor), 10,000m (Outdoor)
2012 Mountain West Champion - 3,000m (Indoor), 5,000m (Outdoor)

2014-15 CROSS COUNTRY:(Nov. 22) Was the third-place finisher at the 2014 NCAA National Championships...finished the 6-kilometer course in a time of 19:44.5...awarded All-America honors for the second-straight year...along with Marisa Howard became the first Bronco female duo to earn All-America honors...(Nov. 14) Placed second at the 2014 NCAA West Regional out of a field of 230 competitors (19:34.2)...helped the Broncos clinch second place and auto qualify for NCAA Cross Country Nationals...earned All-Region honors...(Oct. 31) won her second race of the season at the Mountain West Championships...claimed the top finish out of a field of 87 competitors (19:37.3)...earned first team All-Mountain West honors...named Mountain West Cross Country Women's Student-Athlete of the Year...(Oct. 17) placed sixth of 265 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational in 19:47...was the highest finish for the Broncos...(Sept. 27) finished sixth at the Roy Griak Invitational in 21:02.5...was the first Bronco to cross the finish line...her sixth-place finish was the best finish for a Bronco at the Griak Invitational in school history...Won the Utah Open (Sept. 5) in 14:10.1...finished 13.4 seconds ahead of teammate and runner-up Marisa Howard...won the Utah Open for the second-straight year...named MW Cross Country Athlete of the Week on 9/9/14, 9/30/14...INDOOR - Did not compete...OUTDOOR - Earned second team All-America honors in two events, the 5,000m and the 10,000m at the Outdoor Track and Field Championships...placed 10th in the 10,000m and ninth in the 5,000m at the championships, finishing her career with 12 All-America honors...opened the outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational (Apr. 3)...competed in the 5000m and ran a personal best 15:32.46 for seventh place overall and the second-fastest collegiate performance in the race...set the Boise State women's 5K record...ran the 1500m at the Mt. SAC Relays in 4:16.37 for a personal and school record...finished the 10,000m at the Payton Jordan Invitational (May 2) in 32:13.28 for her personal record as well as school and Mountain West record...raced to a fourth-place finish at the Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 1,500m run (4:33.08)...competed in the 5,000m and 10,000m distances at the 2015 NCAA West Preliminary Championships...ran 15:52.74 in the 5,000m for fifth place and a 34:29.05 in the 10,000m qualifying for NCAA National Championships in both distances for the second-straight year...

2013-14: CROSS COUNTRY - NCAA National runner-up...NCAA All-American...USTFCCCA West Region Women's Athlete of the Year...ran 20:03.9 on a shortened 6K course to place second at the NCAA Nationals...NCAA West Region Champion (19:11)...USTFCCCA All-Region honoree...Mountain West (MW) Champion (20:48.15)...MW Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year...All-MW First Team...USTFCCCA Women's Athlete of the Week (Oct. 21)...MW Athlete of the Week (Oct. 8 and Oct. 21)...won the Utah Open (14:11.0) and the Pre-Nationals (20:09.09)...second at the Bill Dellinger Invite (16:35)...INDOOR – won the MW Championship in the 3,000m with a 9:28.18…took fourth place at the NCAA Championships in the 3,000m (9:17.37)…also took fourth place at the NCAA Championships in the 5,000m (16:25.66)…first team All-American in both the 3,000m and the 5,000m, the six and seventh All-America honor of her track and field and cross country career…took first place at the Jacksons Invite in the mile (4:47.59)…captured the 3,000m title at the Alex Wilson Invite (9:11.98), also her fastest time of the year...her fastest 5,000m time of the year came at the UW Invite when she ran a 15:52.61…OUTDOOR – won the 10,000m National Championship (32:32.35)…her 10,000m National Championship time was the second-fastest time in NCAA Championship history…placed fourth in the 5,000m at the NCAA Championships (15:51.87)…earned her eighth and ninth All-America honors of her track and field and cross country career at the NCAA Championships…ran the 12th-fastest 10,000m time in NCAA history at the Payton Jordan Invite (32:20.83)…also broke the MW all-time record with that 10,000m time…ran a 15:33.42 at the Mt. SAC Relays in the 5,000m, broke the MW all-time record with that performance as well…won the MW Championship in the 1,500m (4:40.06) and the 5,000m (15:51.87)…placed second at the West Preliminaries in the 10,000m (34:06.99)…won the 5,000m at the West Preliminaries (15:55.00)

2012-13: CROSS COUNTRY - Redshirted...INDOOR - NCAA Second Team All-America in the 5000m, placing 14th (16:08.56)...Mountain West (MW) Champion in the 3000m...All-MW Team (Mile and 3000m)...won the Bronco Classic 800m running the school's second-fastest indoor 800m (2:11.14)...second at the MW Championships in the Mile...won the Jacksons Open and Jacksons Invite Miles...won the UW Final Qualifier 5000m in school record time...set school records in the Mile (4:42.49), 3000m (9:13.63) and 5000m (15:50.78)...MW Athlete of the Week (Dec. 12, 2012)...OUTDOOR - NCAA First Team All-American in the 10000m after placing third in a school record time of 33:37.13...NCAA First Team All-American in the 5000m after placing seventh in a school record time (15:59.35)...fourth at the NCAA prelims in the 5000m and fifth in the 10000m...MW 10000m champion...All-MW Team (10000m)...second at the Wildcat Invite 1500m in the second-fastest 1500m time in school history (4:21.26).

2011-12: CROSS COUNTRY - Raced in six meets...11th at the MW Championships 6K (21:33.1)...earned All-MW Second-Team honors...third at the Roger Curran 4K (15:04.29)...was 15th at the Santa Clara Invite 5K (17:36.6)...52nd at the NCAA West Regional 6K (21:30)...ran a time of 21:59 to place 66th at the Roy Griak 6K...INDOOR - MW 3000m champion with a school record of 9:33.04...All-MW Team (3000m)...won the Bronco Classic Mile (4:59.13)...undefeated in the 3000m...fifth in the MW 5000m in 16:44.06...OUTDOOR - An NCAA Second Team All-America honoree in the 5000m...12th at the NCAA National meet in the 5000m...an NCAA First Round qualifier in the 5000m and 10000m... sixth in the 5000m and 15th in the 10000m at the NCAA First Round...ran 16:16.74 at the NCAA First Round in the 5000m...ran 34:38.95 in the 10000m to place 10th in the Mt. SAC Relays Elite race...MW 5000m champion...All-MW Team (5000m)...undefeated in the 1500m.

2010-11: CROSS COUNTRY - Led the Broncos in five meets...WAC Freshman of the Year after a third-place finish (17:43, 5K)...All-WAC First-Team...WAC Athlete of the Week (Sept. 6-12 and Sept. 13-19)...ran a 5K best of 17:23.30 at the Santa Clara Invite (8th-place)...ran a 6K best of 21:33.21 at the NCAA West Regional, placing 77th...INDOOR - Competed in the Mile, 3000m and 5000m...ran a best of 5:02.44 at the Boise State Team Challenge in the Mile...sixth at the WAC Championships in the 3000m with time of 10:00.00...ran a best of 17:40.02 in the 5000m at the WAC Championships...All-WAC Second-Team in the 3000m...OUTDOOR - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - Second at the 2009 state cross country meet and third in 2007...second at the 2008 state track meet in the 3200m and fourth in the 1600m in 2010...state cross country championship team member...four-time cross country MVP...two-time track section champion...four-time all-state selection...set school records in the 800m, 1600m and 4-kilometer...20th at 2009 nationals...four-time Nordic skiing letterwinner...National Honor Society and Rotary Student.

MAJOR - Exercise Science / Fitness & Evaluation


Cross Country
4K - 14:06.06
5K - 17:23.30
6K - 19:34.01

800m - 2:11.14
Mile - 4:42.49
3000m - 9:11.98
5000m - 15:50.78

800m - 2:13.69
1500m - 4:16.37
5000m - 15:32.46
10000m - 32:13.28

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