Boise State’s Emma Bates ran her way into the record books this weekend. The junior won the school’s first conference cross country title in six years.
Bates’s time of 20:48 is a new women’s record for the Eisenhower Blue Golf Course, the cross country course on the Air Force Academy grounds.
Bates’ 6-kilometer title win at the 2013 Mountain West Conference (MWC) Cross Country Championships was the first title win for the Broncos in the
Bates helped lead the women’s cross country team to a second place finish. The Broncos racked up 60 points, finishing just 29 points behind the first place New Mexico Lobos.
Bates’s win at the MWC Championships was the fifth individual women’s cross country title in Boise State history.
Bates was also named MW Women’s Athlete of the Year.
Bates has had a stellar year in 2013. She racked up several other honors including NCAA First Team All-America 5000m, 10000m (Outdoor), NCAA Second Team All-America – 5000m (Indoor), NCAA Second Team All-America – 5000m (Outdoor), and an NCAA National Qualifier in the 5000m (Indoor), 5000m (Outdoor) and 10000 (Outdoor).
Bates and the rest of the cross country team will compete next in the NCAA West Regional competition on