TAMPERE, Finland –
Boise State rising sophomore Emily Venters
took ninth in the 5,000m, Tuesday, at the IAAF World U20 Championships after crossing the line in 15:59.05.
She was one of just two Americans in the race representing Team USA in Finland, as Callie Logue finished just ahead of Venters in 15:56.00 to take eighth. Kenya's Beatrice Chebet won the race in 15:30.77.
Venters has logged an extremely active, successful first 2017-18 season wearing the Blue and Orange. The freshman kicked things off by excelling in cross country, earning first-team All-Mountain West honors (7th place) and USTFCCCA All-West Region honors (22nd place) prior to nationals. She was just shy of picking up All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, crossing the line as Boise State's No. 2 runner in 53rd place.
The Lawrence, Kan., native then represented the United States at the Great Edinburgh XCountry International Challenge in January and took 10th.
She moved to the outdoor season and picked up right where she left off in cross country, running a 15:49.12 in the 5K at the Stanford Invitational (March 30), making her the fourth-fastest Bronco in the event in the school history.
Venters scored four points for the Broncos in the 10,000m at the conference championships after crossing the line in 34:16.66 for fifth place. She wrapped up her collegiate season with a phenomenal, 15th-place showing in the 5,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships thanks to a 15:54.19.