2000 USATF ATHLETE BIOGRAPHY
PR: 100m: 12.85
Born: February 16, 1977
Current Residence: Baton Rouge, La.
Colleges: Essex CC '98; LSU '00
Coach: Pat Henry
Career Highlights: 2000 NCAA Outoor champion; 1999 NCAA Indoor 60mH champion; 1996 World Junior champion; 2000 NCAA Indoor runner-up.
At 5'4", Bates is somewhat small for a hurdler - not surprisingly, she lists World Champion and American Record Holder Gail Devers, who is the same height, as the biggest influence on her athleticallystudied sociology at LSUnative of Philadelphia.
2000: NCAA Outdoor champion (12.85)2nd, NCAA Indoor (7.99).
1999: NCAA Indoor champ (8.02) went undefeated in the hurdles during the indoor season ... finished eighth in the 100m hurdles NCAA Outdoors Championships after running a PR of 12.91 in the semifinal round to advance.
1997: Won JUCO national championship while attending Essex County College.
1996: World Junior Champion in 100mH.