Saturday, March 15, 2014

Bates Fourth in 3,000, Now Most Decorated Student-Athlete in Boise State HIstory!

Emma Bates finished fourth in the 3,000 meters today at the NCAA Division I National Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

It was the second fourth-place finish this week for Bates, who also placed fourth in the 5,000 last night.  Emma earned All-America honors #6 and 7 this week, making her now the most decorated student-athlete in Boise State history.  The amazing Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth won the 3,000, just as she had the 5,000 and the national cross country championship, in which she edged Bates.

1Abbey D'Agostino SRDART9:14.47

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2Dominique Scott JRARK9:16.05

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3Elinor Kirk SRUAB9:17.00

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4Emma Bates SRBOIS9:17.37

Abbey D'Agostino Wins 3,000

Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth has won the women's 3,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.  We'll try to get the finish for Boise State's Emma Bates soon.

Bates Finishes Fourth in 5,000, Attains Record-Tying Sixth All-American Honor

Emma Bates was fourth tonight in the 5,000 at the National Championships, the first of two events she qualified for. Bates ran the 5000 in 16:25.66, 5.27 seconds out of first place, won by defending champion Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth (who also edged out Bates for the national championship in cross country).

Bates earned All-America honors, the sixth All-American award in her career, which ties Emma with Ryan Grinnell (2008-09) and Jarred Rome (1997-2000) for the most ever at Boise State.