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UA's Michael Bates in the 200 meter at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Handout photo

Handout photo

Bates won six state championships in the hurdles as a sophomore and junior, setting state records in both events. He also won the 100 and 200 championships. Bates chose not to compete in track as a senior. He won the 200 meters bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. 

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.