Track & Field

Bates Earns Trip to NCAA Championships

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's Emma Bates will compete in her first NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, slated for March 8-9, 2013, at the Tyson Indoor Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Bates earned a qualifying spot in the 5000-meters this past weekend, when she won the UW Final Qualifier in a school record time of 15:50.78. In her first 5000-meter race of the season, she jumped to No. 7 in the country, guaranteeing her a qualifying spot (top-16 qualify) for the national championship.

The junior will compete in her first indoor championship, but second career NCAA Championship after placing 12th in 5000-meters at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships where she garnered second-team All-America honors.

Bates will run in a field of 16 competitors on Friday, March 8 at 6:55 p.m. MST. Start lists will be released on Wednesday, March 6 at:

Below are links to follow live results and live video of the competition.

► MEET DECLARATIONS, START LISTS, AND MORE - A full list of meet declarations, results, start lists and more can be found at:

► CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS - Tickets for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 8-9, 2013 are available online and at the door. General Admission is $30.00 and Reserved seating is $40.00. Tickets can be purchased online here.

► CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL - The 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will have a centralized location on for all results, ticket information, meet information and more. Visit: for more information. A USTFCCCA meet central can be found at:

► MEET SCHEDULE - The heptathlon kicks off both days, starting at 9 a.m. MST on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Open field events begin at 11 a.m. MST on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturday, while running events begin at 4:30 p.m. MST on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday. Friday's meet is slated through 8 p.m., while Saturday is scheduled through 7:20 p.m. A full schedule can be viewed at:

► LIVE RESULTS - Live results can be followed at:
► LIVE STREAMING - Live streaming of the meet will be available in the morning sessions on and in the evenings on ESPN3 beginning at 4:30 p.m. MST on Friday, March 8 and at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Both days will air through the end of the meet.

► TV COVERAGE - A tape-delayed broadcast of the meet will be shown on ESPNU, Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m. MT.

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