Emma Bates Named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week
Emma Bates

Oct. 21, 2013

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State junior Emma Bates was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Division I Women’s Athlete of the Week, Monday.

The Elk River, Minn., native earned the honor after capturing a come-from-behind victory, Saturday, in the 2013 Pre-National Invitational 6-kilometer Blue Race. Her win marked the first major regular-season win in Bronco history and earned her a career-best time of 20:09.09.

Bates led the women’s race at the 4-kilometer mark with a handful of competitors hot on her heels. After dropping to third in the final stretch of the race, Bates was able to close at the finish, passing Aisling Cuffe of Stanford, who had just taken the lead from Florida State’s Hannah Walker. 

For more information on the USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week, visit: http://www.ustfccca.org/2013/10/featured/kithukas-domination-bates-thrilling-win-at-pre-nats-headline-national-athletes-of-the-week

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