Travis Hartke
Travis  Hartke

Assistant Coach - Distance / Operations

Alma Mater:
North Central, 2006


Bronco Men Take Fifth at Conference

Sadi Henderson (women's 800m) and Bryce Kirby (men's 100m) both won conference titles and the men's team led the way with a strong fifth-place team performance on the final day of the league championships


Ihmels Adds Hartke, Wall to Cross Country and Track & Field Staff

Boise State's cross country and track and field staffs add assistants


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

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As the associate cross country coach and the assistant distance coach at Boise State for the past two seasons, Travis Hartke has helped the Broncos reach unprecedented success both in cross country and in the distance events on the track. Some of the program’s many accomplishments include:

1 Individual National Champion
Emma Bates (2014) – 10,000m

2 Mountain West Athlete of the Year Awards
Emma Bates (2x, 2013 and 2014)

3 Individual National Runner-ups
Emma Bates (2014) – XC
Marisa Howard (2014) – 3,000m Steeplechase
Jordin Andrade (2015) – 400m Hurdles

15 All-Americans
3 in cross country, 12 in track and field

8th Place at 2014 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Best finish at an NCAA Championship for any women’s team at Boise State in school history

11th Place at 2014 Women’s Cross Country Championships
First appearance to NCAA Nationals for the women’s team in school history

16 Individual Mountain West Championships
3 in cross country, 13 in track and field

48 All-Mountain West Honorees
10 in cross country, 38 in track and field

Also, Marisa Howard finished her collegiate career as the sixth-fastest 3,000m steeplechaser in NCAA history after running a 9:37.84 at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Emma Bates wrapped up her storied career as the 10th-fastest 10,000m runner in NCAA history after clocking a 32:13.28 at the 2015 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational.

Hartke served five years at Iowa State under head coach Corey Ihmels before moving to the Treasure Valley. He performed similar duties while with the Cyclones, acting as assistant distance and cross country coach, meet director for cross country and indoor track and field meets, distance recruiting coordinator and administrative duties. Iowa State was one of the premier teams in the Big 12 during his five-year stretch which included:

7 Individual National Champions

9 Individual National Runner-ups

67 All-Americans

2 Big 12 Team Conference Championships

6 Top-10 Team Finishes at the NCAA Championships

38 Individual Big 12 Champions

400+ Big 12 All-Conference Honorees

Three Cyclone athletes exited Iowa State having held positions in the Top-Ten All-Time NCAA Performance List in the 10,000m and 5,000m:


  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl – No. 1
  • Betsy Saina – No. 3
  • Meaghan Nelson – No. 7


  • Betsy Saina – No. 6
  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl – No. 8

Hartke spent time as a student-athlete competing in cross country and track and field at North Central College in Naperville, Ill., while obtaining Bachelor of Arts degrees in physical education and psychology in 2006. In 2008 he added a Master of Science in kinesiology from Iowa State University. The Litchfield, Ill., native also holds a USATF Level 1 coaching certification.

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