Emma Bates

Emma Bates, fresh from her NCAA championship in the 10,000 meters two weeks earlier, placed sixth in the same event at the United States of America Track and Field (USATF) Outdoor Championships on Thursday in Sacramento. The Boise State junior from Elk River finished in 32:51.49 at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium, running in a field […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Former Elk athlete Emma Bates, who  won the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division I meet on Thursday, June 12, in Eugene, Ore., credited self-confidence and a nice boost from the crowd for her final burst of speed that won the gold. The Boise State junior fought off Elinor […]

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Elk River native Emma Bates finished fourth in the NCAA  5,000 meter race Saturday afternoon in Eugene, Ore., two days after winning the 10,000 meter championship. The Boise State redshirt junior ran a 15:51.87 and recorded the ninth All-America honor of her track and cross country career, three of them in the 5,000. The top-three finishers — Marielle […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Emma Bates, who never quite achieved a state championship while running for Elk River High School, now has a national championship as a college runner. The Boise State junior won the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Division I meet on Thursday evening in Eugene, Ore. Her time of 32 minutes. […]

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  Boise State senior Emma Bates from Elk River placed fourth in the 5,000 meters and 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships last week in Albuquerque, N.M. Those were the fourth and fifth All-America first-team honors of her collegiate career. She also has two second-team honors. Bates finished in the 5,000 […]

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Running Times web site featured Emma Bates, the former Elk five-time all-stater who placed third in the Division I nationals in the 10,000 meter race in June for Boise State, in a “College Runner Profiles” interview published Sept. 10. The introduction focused on Bates’ relatively modest personal bests (by D-I recruit standards) in the 1600 […]

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by Rachel Finkbeiner, Staff writer Last weekend, Elk River alumni Emma Bates snagged two First Team All-American titles at the 2013 NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon. “It is very surreal.  I am very proud of what I accomplished,” said Bates. The first All-American title was the result of a […]

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Boise State redshirt sophomore Emma Bates earned her second All-American honor in three days, Friday, when she placed seventh in the 5000-meters of the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. The Elk River native raced to a school record of 15:59.35 to snag her second first team All-American honor of […]

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