March 14, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Boise State senior Emma Bates raced to a fourth-place finish in the first of her two races at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Friday.
Bates notched her fourth USTFCCCA All-America first team honor after placing fourth in the women's 5000-meters. Her time of 16:25.66 was just 5.27-seconds out of first place, captured by 2013 champion Abbey D'Agostino of Dartmouth.
The Elk River, Minn., native's fourth-place finish is her best finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships while earning her a sixth-career All-America honor. She now ties for the most All-America honors in Boise State track and field history, matching thrower Jarred Rome (1997-2000) and jumper Ryan Grinnell (2008-2009).
Bates continues her trek at the 2014 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Saturday, racing in the 3000-meters at 7:55 p.m. (MT).
Follow live results at: http://www.flashresults.com/2014_Meets/indoor/3-14-NCAA/ or on ESPN3.com for live streaming beginning at 5:50 p.m. (MT).