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Chico State cross-country runners, Jason Intravaia (left) and Jack Johnson (right) helped Chico State win the Capital Cross Challenge in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Gary W Towne.

Cross-country tramples competition at Bronco Invitational

Ricardo Tovar // October 13, 2018

Chico State came into the Bronco Invitational at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale having placed first in men's 8k and fifth in women's 6k at the Capital Cross Challenge. Nothing changed this time around as that's...

Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Life, one step at a time

Ricardo Tovar // October 10, 2018

Athletes are often glamorized as larger than life, individuals that can perform at the height of human ability and even pushing beyond what audiences expect. With all the awards, stats and amazing performances,...

Jason Intravaia placed eighth in the Capital Cross Challenge on Sep. 29 Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Wildcat of the Week- Jason Intravaia

Ricardo Tovar // October 8, 2018

Senior cross-country runner and kinesiology major, Jason Intravaia has battled the injury bug his entire collegiate career. Intravaia made a triumphant return to cross-country at the Capital Cross Challenge...

Senior Teddy Kassa finished 22nd and placed 17th, with a time of 24:56.5 on Saturday. Kassa running during a meet last year in this archived photo. Image courtesy of Luke Reid.

Chico State men place 1st and women place 5th in cross-country season opener

Ricardo Tovar // September 29, 2018

Chico State men's and women's cross-country kicked off its season opener this morning at the Capital Cross Challenge in Sacramento. Both teams are coming off of California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Senior Teddy Kassa focuses on the race. Image courtesy of Chico Wildcats.

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

Ricardo Tovar // September 12, 2018

Often times when one thinks of dominate collegiate programs they think of Alabama Football, University of Connecticut's Women’s Basketball and Duke's Men’s Basketball. Few in Chico are aware...

Senior defender Donta'e Garcia heads the ball away from the opposition. Photo credit: Ryan Mccasland

Looking Ahead to Fall Athletics

Andrew Baumgartner // August 29, 2018

The fall semester has begun at Chico State and with that so do fall athletics.This semester there will be plenty of teams to take an interest in; the always exciting basketball teams and the championship...

Wildcats third baseman Cameron Santos rounds second base in a matchup against Fresno Pacific. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Andrew Baumgartner // May 15, 2018

The 2018 Spring semester is coming to a close at Chico State and it's time to reflect on what happened during the season.BaseballThe Chico State baseball team finished there 2018 season with an overall...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Justin Couchot // November 15, 2017

Coach Gary Towne has finished his 22nd season as head coach of the Chico State men's and women's cross country teams. Towne coaches the distance runners year round, as he also coaches the distance runners...

Medina heads for his first place finish in the CCAA Championships. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Leader of the Pack

Terren Pouncy // October 23, 2017

Kyle Medina is not your average college student. While the average college student enjoys weekends filled with alcohol and bad decisions, Medina actively enjoys recovering for his upcoming runs, researching...

Kyle Medina takes control of first place in a race at Chico State - Courtesy of Gary Towne

Wildcats secure second and place at UCR Invitational

Terren Pouncy // September 25, 2017

The Chico State cross country team competed in their first invitational at UC Riverside Sept. 16. The Wildcats went against several other Division I programs; such as Alabama, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara,...

The Wildcat cross country teams are ready to start the season strong.  Photo courtesy of Gary Towne

The ‘Cats are ready to excel this season

Terren Pouncy // September 6, 2017

With pretty high standards in mind, Coach Towne and the Wildcats’ plan to go big, or go home. Last season, the Wildcats’, both men and women, won California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins // December 8, 2016

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation...

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