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

BYU Highlights

  • Two-time outdoor First Team All-American (2021, 2023)
  • No. 1 all-time at BYU in the outdoor javelin with a mark of 77.17m/253-2 (2021 Hayward Premiere)
  • Threw for a mark of 76.07m/249-7 at the 2023 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays to take fifth overall
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic honors (2019, 2021)


  • Parents are Kyle and Cia Bates
  • Wife's name is Emily
  • Has four siblings (David, Drew, Bailey and Emily)
  • Major: Physical Education & Coaching
  • Missionary Service: Served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Instagram: cameronjbates
  • Twitter: @CamBates_13

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
  • Also recruited by Air Force, Army, Cornell, Houston, San Francisco, Texas, Utah State and Yale


Outdoor Personal Bests




77.17m/253-2 (No. 1 all-time at BYU)


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 2022


  • Did not compete


  • Finished third at the Sun Angel Classic with a javelin throw of 68.67m/225-3. 
Junior Year 2023


  • Did not compete


  • Earned First Team All-American honors in the javelin after his toss of 74.71m/245-1 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships placed eighth overall
  • Threw for a season-best, 76.07m/249-7 at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on April 1
  • Placed first at the Cardinal Classic on March 18 with a mark of 74.90m/245-9
Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year


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
  • Cameron Bates - 2019 NCAA Regionals

    Cameron Bates - 2019 NCAA Regionals

  • Cameron Bates - 2021 Regionals

    Cameron Bates - 2021 Regionals