Preston Cates

Sr | 5-7 | Distance | Boulder, Colo. | Fairview HS/Western State

Junior (2018)
Competed in three meets… Finished 36th at the SEC Championships in Auburn, Ala running a lifetime-best in the 8K (24:01.0)…

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 letter winner and a one-time track and field letter winner … 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).

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