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Preston Cates
Preston Cates

Preston Cates

R-So | 5-7 | Boulder, Colo. / Fairview HS/Western State

Redshirt Sophomore (2017)
Began his career as a Razorback at the Cowboy Preview (Sept. 1) finishing third for the Razorbacks and sixth overall at 15:47.70 … In his second race, he finished tenth overall at the Iona Meet of Champions (Sept. 15) at 26:05.50, the third-best time for the Razorbacks… He competed at Pre-Nationals (Oct. 14) finishing with the sixth-best time for Arkansas at 25:24.10 … At the SEC Championships he finished tenth for the Razorbacks with a time of 26:05.70

High School
A two-time cross country letterwinner and a one-time track and field letterwinner … Also a four-year letterwinner in wrestling at Fairview … Placed 21st at the Colorado State Cross Country Championships to help Fairview High School to a third-place finish in Class 5A … Career-bests are 4:34 (1600), 9:58.69 (3,200) and 16:06 (5,000).

Personal
Son of Tre and Jennifer Cates … Has one sibling, Trevor Cates.