Bates and Lystad Compete in 10k Championships
Oct. 12, 2015

Full Results

It was a combination of Bronco past and present Monday morning at the United States Track and Field (USATF) Women's 10k Championship in Boston with former Boise State standout Emma Bates and current student-athlete Tansey Lystad both competing. Now running with the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) professional running team, Bates finished in 16th place after clocking a time of 33:53.5 and Lystad finished in 52nd with a time of 36:48.0.

With her two other teammates - Katie Matthews and Sarah Pagano - Bates and the BAA won the team championship with a combined time of 1:40:45, six seconds ahead of the second-place team (adidas Rocky Mountain Elite - 1:40:51).

Running on the campus of Tufts University, Bates and her teammates finished 10-15-16. Matthews recorded a 33:08.2 to take 10th, and Pagano clocked a 33:41.7 to finish in 15th. The 10k was Bates' first professional race of her career with the Unicorns.

Lystad - a redshirt senior transfer from the University of Portland - has exhausted her cross country eligibility, but will run indoor and outdoor track and field for Boise State in the spring.

The Kirkland, Wash., native picked up two All-American honors last year racing for the Pilots at the 2014 NCAA Cross Country Championships with a 15th-place performance, and at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 5,000m after running a 16:19.50 for 14th.

The winner, Molly Huddle, won her 19th U.S. title when she crossed the line first in 31.20.4.

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