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Charlie Bates

Player Profile
Hometown:
Hoboken, N.J.

High School:
Saint Peter's Prep

Position:
Cross Country/Distance

Birthdate:
07/15/1983

Experience:
Jr./So.

02/22/2014

Men's Indoor Track & Field Wins Fourth BIG EAST Title

Villanova named Coaching Staff of the Year; team wins title by more than 30 points

04/20/2013

Denault and FitzSimons Run to First Place Finishes at Widener Invitational

Wildcats wrapped up two days of competition at local meet on Saturday afternoon

02/17/2013

Wildcats Claim Three Titles on Final Day of Conference Meet, Finish Fourth in Team Standings

FitzSimons, McEntee and Denault all won individual conference titles on Sunday afternoon

02/03/2013

Wildcats Wrap Up Competition at Armory Collegiate Invitational

Four runners register personal best times for Villanova on Saturday afternoon

01/26/2013

Ellison, McEntee and Solis Win Invitational Events at Penn State National

Villanova also gets terrific performance from Rob Denault in the invitational Mile

On Bates: Has demonstrated consistent progress in the middle distance events during his time on the team ... Expected to continue improving during the coming year ... Will look to earn a spot on the team during meets.

2014 Outdoor: Runner-up in the 1500 meters at the Danny Curran Invitational with a time of 3:55.67.

2014 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 4x800 meter relay ... Ran the third leg of the relay and helped Villanova to a second place finish with a time of 7:37.80 ... Also scored team points individually at the conference meet with a seventh place finish in the 1000 meters, where he registered a personal best time of 2:25.86 ... Placed 21st in the Championship section of the 1000 meters at the Armory Collegiate Invitational and registered a time of 2:30.27 in the race ... Came in 13th in the 1000 meters at the Great Dane Classic (2:32.26) ... Competed twice in the Mile during the season and the better of his two times was 4:15.29 in an eighth place finish in the Unseeded section at the Penn State National ... Finished third in the Mile at the Gotham Cup meet with a time of 4:15.78 ... Opened the season at the Jack Pyrah Invitational and recorded a personal best time of 8:46.54 to place fifth in the 3000 meters.

2013 Cross Country: Ran in four races during the season ... Set a personal best 8,000 meters time of 25:10 at the Princeton Invitational, where he finished 84th overall ... Opened the season at the Friend Big Five Invitational and had a 6,000 meters time of 20:06.14 to come in 50th ... Placed fifth out of 78 runners at the four-mile Haverford Invitational (20:15.60) and came in 54th on the same course at the Main Line Invitational (21:01.24).

2013 Outdoor: Ran three races in the 1500 meters ... His time of 3:54.29 at the Haverford Tri-Meet was a personal best and he paced a field of 19 runners to win that race ... Came in third at the Delaware Open (3:58.11) and finished in 30th place at the Widener Invitational (4:06.55).

2013 Indoor: Set personal bests in both the 1000 meters and the Mile ... Ran his only race in the 1000 meters at the Penn State National and finished with a time of 2:29.83 in the invitational section ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the Mile and came in 12th at the conference meet in 4:17.95 ... Set a personal best with a time of 4:14.01 and came in fourth out of 26 runners at the Great Dane Classic ... Also came in fourth at the New York City Gotham Cup (4:16.67) ... Finished 21st in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (4:16.67) ... Opened the season with a fifth place finish at the Jack Pyrah Invitational (4:21.47).

2012 Cross Country: Came in 34th in the Open race at the Paul Short Run with a time of 26:10 ... Finished third among seven Villanova runners in that race ... Ran twice on the four-mile Alumni Course at Haverford during the season, coming in 42nd at the season-open Main Line Invitational (20:41.80) and fifth at the Haverford Invitational (20:22.40) later in the year.

2012 Outdoor: Ran five times in the 1500 meters and established a personal best time of 3:57.65 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Broke the four-minute mark for the first time in his collegiate career at the Swarthmore race ... Came in 17th out of 84 runners at the Widener Invitational (4:00.33) ... Finished 20th at the Danny Curran Invitational (4:02.93) and 48th at the Colonial Relays (4:01.06) ... Opened the season with a 21st place finish in 4:08.37 at the Big Five Invite.

2012 Indoor: Finished 12th in the Mile at the NYC Gotham Cup with a time of 4:23.77 ... Improved that time to 4:20.54 at the Great Dane Classic and registered a 21st place finish ... Came in 10th at the Seamus McGelligott Invitational (4:30.52) ... Began the season by competing as an unattached runner at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, where he finished 16th in the Mile (4:40.34) ... Ran the unseeded section of the 1000 meters at the Penn State National and came in eighth with a time of 2:30.90.

2011 Cross Country: Made his collegiate debut as an unattached runner at the Main Line Invitational and came in 46th with a time of 21:41.11 over four miles ... Lowered that mark to 20:59 at the Haverford Invitational and came in 25th.

Saint Peter's Prep: Established personal bests in the 1600 meters and the 3200 meters during the indoor 2011 season ... Both marks are school records as well ... His time of 4:22.7 at the Hudson County Indoor Championships in 2011 is a meet record ... Received third team All-State Non-Public Group honors as a senior in cross country and indoor track (3200 meters) ... Also was first team All-Hudson County in cross country as well as indoor track (1600 meters, 3200 meters) and outdoor track (3200 meters) ... Achieved First Honors status academically as a junior and a senior ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Recipient of the National Latin Exam Gold Medal (junior and senior) and the John Adams Award (senior).

Personal: Born 7/15/93 in New York, N.Y. ... Older of two children of David Bates and Joan Allman Bates ... Has a younger sister, Sarah (16) ... Majoring in Economics.

PERSONAL BESTS

800 Meters                 1:58.7             High School
1000 Meters                2:25.86            2014 BIG EAST Championships
1500 Meters                3:54.29            2013 Haverford Tri-Meet
Mile                       4:14.01            2013 Great Dane Classic
3000 Meters                8:46.54            2013 Jack Pyrah Invitational
8000 Meters (XC)           25:10              2013 Princeton Invitational

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                  2014 (4x800 Meter Relay)

CAREER AWARDS (Academics)

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                    2011-12, 2012-13
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