Bates repeats as MW athlete of the week

Bates repeats as MW athlete of the week

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Emma Bates could possibly go down as Boise State's greatest athlete of all time.

If Boise State were to give out an athlete of the year award junior Emma Bates would certainly be at the top of list.

Bates is coming off one of the best performances of her career where she ran the 12th fastest women’s 10k meter time in NCAA history at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational event in Stanford, California last weekend. 

Bates’s time was good enough to shatter her own school record she set last year.

Bates finished 13th in a field that included both NCAA champions and Olympic medalists. 

Bates’ performance at the event landed her the Mountain West Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week Award — her second in the last three weeks.

Bates has had a sensational season for the Boise State track and field team. She is on pace to have one of the best seasons in school history.

Already this year, Bates has broken numerous school records, as well as national records.

Bates is a two-sport star who also competes for the Boise State cross country team. 

During the cross country season for the Broncos, Bates set numerous school records on her way to a runner-up finish at the NCAA Cross Country championships this past November.

With one more season left in both sports, Bates has the opportunity to go down as one of Boise State’s all-time greatest athletes and cement her already outstanding legacy as a Bronco.

Brandon Walton
Brandon is a senior at Boise State where he is majoring in communication. He transferred to Boise State in 2012 from TVCC in Ontario, Oregon. Brandon has been writing sports for The Arbiter since Spring 2013 and just recently became the Assistant Sports Editor for The Arbiter. He is also involved with the Boise State radio station the Pulse and has several radio shows. His dream job is to work as a sports broadcaster for a big network such as ESPN as well as continuing writing sports for a major newspaper or magazine. In his spare time he watches sports, movies, plays video games, and owns people in ping pong.