May 5, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. - Emma Bates ran the 12th-fastest women's 10,000m time in NCAA history at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational in Stanford, Calif., on Sunday evening. Bates' 32:20.83 broke the MW outdoor all-time record and shattered the school record that she set last year.
Bates placed 13th out of 37 competitors and finished with the top collegiate time in a stacked field that featured past NCAA 10,000m champions and Olympic medalists. Bates now holds the MW outdoor all-time records in both the 5,000m and 10,000m.
Marisa Howard ran in the 3,000m steeplechase section two race and set a school record with a 10:00.79. Howard finished in fourth place out of 16 runners. She now holds the seventh-best time in the NCAA this year.
Zach Wiles led the men with an 8:50.46 in the 3,000m steeplechase section two race and Allan Schroeder ran a 9:02.36. In another field full of professional runners, Wiles placed 11th and Schroeder finished 14th out of 16 competitors.
All four Broncos hold NCAA top-15 times in their respective events. Bates holds down the top spots in the MW 5,000m and 10,000m, while Howard and Wiles own the top spots in the women's and men's 3,000m steeplechase, respectively. Schroeder is second in the men's 3,000m steeplechase.
Boise State will take their momentum from this weekend into the MW Outdoor Championships in Laramie, Wyo., on May 14-17. The Championships begin on Wednesday, May 14, with the women's heptathlon at noon (MT).