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Northwest Bearcats Player Bio

Ryan Gates]

Ryan Gates

Height: 6-1
Weight: 145

Class: Junior
Hometown: Neosho, Mo.
Major: Social Science


MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll in cross country ... finished in the top five for Northwest in two meets, including a 34:52.7 performance at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/3) that lowered his previous personal record by over two minutes


Ran a career-best 35:44.55 10,000-meter run at Northwest Invitational (4/7) ... gained 15 seconds during the season in the 5,000-meter run, reaching 16:33.05 at the MIAA Championships (5/5-6) ... ran a 9:53.38 in the indoor 3,000-meter run at Iowa State (1/20) ... finished 24th at Coyote Invitational (10/6) with 30:09.08 ... ran a season-best 38:04.85 at MIAA Championship (10/28), finishing seventh on the team

Neosho High School

Two-time all-district honorable mention ... placed 22nd at state cross country meet as a sophomore ... also played basketball

Personal Bio

Born May 20, 19888 ... son of Steve and Lori Gates

Career Highs

5000m Simpson's Kip Janvrin Open 4/25/08 16:30.49
10000m MIAA Championships 5/4/08 34:47.44
3,000m Prairie Wolf Invite 2/22/08 9:32.73
5,000m MIAA Championships 3/1/08 16:49.11
Cross Country
8K Christian Brothers Twilight Classic 10/6/07


10K NCAA South Central Regional 11/3/07 34:52.7