Travis Hartke
Travis  Hartke

Associate Head Coach

Alma Mater:
North Central, 2006


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: Cross Country (Sept. 12th)

Associate Coach Travis Hartke recaps the broncos performance at the Utah open. Coach Hartke explains the opportunities that the team will have this season, and looks ahead to the Roy Griak Invitational this weekend.

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As the associate cross country coach and the assistant distance coach at Boise State for the past four 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:

Mountain West Championship
Men's Cross Country (2016)

Individual National Champion
Emma Bates (2014) – 10,000m
Allie Ostrander (2017) - 3,000m Steeplechase

Mountain West Athlete of the Year Awards
Emma Bates (2x, 2013 and 2014)
Allie Ostrander (2017)

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

Mountain West Student-Athlete of the Year Awards (Sport Specific) 
Allie Ostrander (3x, 2015 XC, 2016 Indoor and 2017 Outdoor)
Emma Bates (2x, 2014 XC and 2014 Outdoor)
David Elliott (2x, 2014 XC and 2016 Indoor)
Yusuke Uchikoshi (2016 XC)

30 All-Americans
7 in cross country, 23 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

4 Team Cross Country Championship Appearances
2014 Women: 11th Place - First Appearance to NCAA Nationals for the women's team in school history
2015 Women: 11th Place
2015 Men: 16th Place
2016 Men: 19th Place

Place at 2017 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships

33 Individual Mountain West Championships
5 in cross country, 28 in track and field

112 All-Mountain West Honorees

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 seven 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 seven-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

In addition to his accomplishments on the Big 12 and NCAA level, Hartke helped two athletes at Iowa State compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics:

  • Lisa (Koll) Uhl  competed for the United States and took 13th (31:12.80) in the 10,000m.
  • Guor Marial competed as an Independent Olympic Athlete and took 47th (2:19.32) in the marathon.

Four of Hartke's athletes from Iowa State also competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics

  • Betsy Saina competed for Kenya and took 5th (30:07.78) in the 10,000m
  • Hillary Bor competed for the United States and took 7th (8:22.74) in the 3,000m Steeplchase
  • Mohamed Hrezi competed for Libya, taking 77th (2:21.17) in the marathon.
  • Guor Marial competed for South Sudan in the marathon, taking 82nd (2:22.74).

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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