Cameron Bates
Spanish Fork, 
Last School
Maple Mountain High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Kyle and Cia Bates
  • Siblings are David, Drew, Bailey and Emily
  • Major: Physical Education Teaching/Coaching (K-12)
  • Mission: Peru Lima West
  • Also recruited by Air Force, Army, Cornell, Houston, San Francisco, Texas, Utah State and Yale

Before BYU

  • Two-time UHSAA 4A State Champion in the javelin (2015, 2016)
  • Two-time UHSAA Region 8 Champion in the javelin (2015, 2016)
  • Broke the UHSAA 4A state record in the javelin
  • 2015 Great Southwest Classic Champion
  • 7th-place finish in the javelin at the 2015 USATF Junior Outdoor Nationals


Outdoor Personal Bests
Mark Event Meet
77.17m/253-2 JT 2021 Hayward Premiere

Career Stats

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Took 14th place in the javelin at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds with a toss of 67.03m/219-11
  • Threw the No. 5 mark all-time in the javelin with a career-best 69.17m/226-11 at the Beach Invitational
  • Competed in six meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Sophmore Year 2020

Junior Year 2021

Outdoor (2021) 

  • Finished seventh in men’s JT final at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and achieved All-America First Team honors with a mark of 74.25m/243-7 
  • Became the first BYU javelin thrower to be named to an All-America team since 2010
  • Delivered a school record-breaking and Olympic qualifying toss of 77.17m/253-2 at the Hayward Premiere
  • Surpassed70.00m/229-8 six times 
  • First BYU field athlete to receive Region Field Athlete of the Year since throws coach Niklas Arrhenius in 2007 


  • Received USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Finished 14thin men’s JT Qualifying Round at U.S. Olympic Trials 
  • Named USTFCCCA Mountain Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • Cameron Bates - 2019 NCAA Regionals

    Cameron Bates - 2019 NCAA Regionals

  • Cameron Bates - 2021 Regionals

    Cameron Bates - 2021 Regionals