BOSTON (WJON News) -- An Elk River native had a very good day at the Boston Marathon on Monday.

USA Track and Field says Emma Bates turned in a time of  2:22:10 good enough for fifth place overall among the women, in her first Boston Marathon.

The time was a personal best for Bates and it secures her a qualifying time for the 2024 Olympics.

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After graduating from Elk River high school in 2010, Bates ran collegiately for Boise State where she graduated in 2015.


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