Idaho colleges: Bates, Holt highlight state's contingent to U.S. track championships


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Distance runners Emma Bates of Boise State (NCAA 10,000-meter champion this spring) and Hillary Holt of the College of Idaho (NAIA 1,500 champion this spring) are two of five athletes with Idaho ties competing in the U.S. Track and Field Championships on Thursday through Sunday at Sacramento State.

Bates is entered in the 10,000 (9:20 p.m. MT Thursday) and 5,000 (has decided not to run), while Holt (Mountain View High) opens the meet at 8:03 p.m. Friday.

Three other BSU athletes are in the field - Marissa Howard (women's 3,000 steeplechase, 2:56 p.m. Saturday), Jordin Andrade (men's 400 hurdles, 5:30 p.m. Friday) and Hayli Bozarth (women's hammer, noon Saturday).

IDAHO STATE FOOTBALL PLAYING CU: The Bengals will play at Colorado on Sept. 10, 2016, marking the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The Bengals will get paid $500,000 to play at the Pac-12 program in Boulder.

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