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Wildcat Spotlight: Jacqueline Massey-Blake

Wildcat Spotlight: Jacqueline Massey-Blake

Alex Martin and Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 27, 2020

Jacqueline Massey-Blake is a sophomore from the Bay Area and came to Chico State to pursue her degree as a business information systems major. Massey-Blake has a very diverse background in sports but she ultimately fell in love with running.  “I ended up my junior year of high school deciding ...

Men and Women’s Track split ways in CCAA championships

Jason Adams trails behind in 110 men's hurdles at Chico Multi Classic. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

May 6, 2019

The Chico State track and field teams finished their season with record-breaking performances at the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships hosted in La Jolla, California.Women’s trackAdelae Fredeen was the first Wildcat to earn a total of four team points in the heptathlon on Th...

Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

Chico High's Charlie Giannini (center) and parents Meghan Callahan (left) and Scott Giannini (right) smile during a ceremony Wednesday at Williams Theater in Chico where the senior signed his letter of intent with the Chico State men's cross-country team. (Will Denner -- Enterprise-Record)

Matthew Ferreira

April 22, 2019

Each year, student-athletes from all over the country decide which school they are going to compete for on the collegiate level.For Chico High’s cross country star Charlie Giannini, that was his hometown’s own Chico State.Giannini grew up in Chico and joined the cross country team after one o...

Wildcats get “Last Chance” to compete before tournaments.

Lyndsey Settle running a sprint at University Stadium, Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Matthew Ferreira

April 22, 2019

The Chico State track and field team got a final opportunity to prepare for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships when they competed in the Yuba Last Chance Invitational Saturday.They Wildcats had a strong day overall as a team and won 11 of the 21 events that they competed in.The te...

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

#16 Wyatt Baxter is a dual-sport athlete who runs cross-country in the Fall and the men's 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters for track in the spring. 
Image courtesy: Chico sports information

Noah Andrews

April 17, 2019

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest competitor. And what do you tend to try and do to your greatest competition? Beat them in every way...

Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Joshua Cummings and Isaiah Roybal running a medley race at University Stadium, Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 15, 2019

Chico State headed to UC Davis in an effort to show Division I competitors what they were capable of. Both men and women’s Track and Field made their presence known at the Woody Wilson Classic as they dominated and posted 23 personal records collectively. Men’s Track It was a successful Saturd...

Chico State track and field gets multiple wins at Twilight Invitational.

Distance runners Nadine Dubon and Taylor Bailey in the middle of competing. Image Courtesy of Gary Towne Photo credit: Gary Towne

Matthew Ferreira

April 7, 2019

The Chico State Wildcats track and field team placed well in various events at the Distance Carnival and Twilight Invitational Saturday at University Stadium. There was a bit of rain at the beginning of the day but eventually, the skies cleared up for the day's events. The Wildcats events started...

Wildcat of the week: Isaiah Roybal

Isaiah Roybal warms up on with the rest of the track team. He is getting ready for their track meet this weekend, Monday, Apr. 1, 2019, in Chico, CA. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Matthew Ferreira

April 4, 2019

Track star Isaiah Roybal is in the middle of a very impressive season and is working hard with his teammates to get the Wildcats to the 2019 National Championship tournament. Roybel is a transfer student from Santa Rosa Junior College who came to Chico State to study criminal justice in 2017. He originally...

Wildcats track and field shine brightly in the Bay Area

Isabella Moyer passing on the baton to Lyndsey Settle in the invitational track meet Sunday. Image courtesy of Chico State Sports Information.

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 1, 2019

Both Chico State's track and field teams darted to the Bay Area to compete in the Mike Fanelli Track Classic and Stanford Invitational this weekend. Even with such an eventful weekend for the Wildcats, it did not overwhelm them as they broke double-digit personal records collectively.Women’s track and field:Th...

The Wildcat Rumble returns

Digital Art By Claire Bang

The Wildcat Rumble discusses Chico State baseball, softball and track and field. As well as the MLB and NBA seasons.

Ricardo Tovar

March 28, 2019

The Wildcat Rumble is back! With its fifth installment of the Spring semester. The sports editor of The Orion, Ricardo Tovar, is here to give you information on Wildcat sports. With his takes on baseball, softball and track and field. Opening Day for the MLB was Thursday and Tovar gives his reaction...

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Anita Barker is one of nine women ever selected for the Division II West Region Athletic Director of the Year Award. She has worked for Chico State for 17 years alongside her husband, Scott Barker, the head athletic trainer. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to Barker's constant hard work and the rejection of mediocrity, she has been honored as the Division II...

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Alexandria Tucker has returned to competing while Brennan Wheeler (left) and Derek Morton (right) are still in the recovery process. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye.“You put all this time and effort into things just like writing a paper and the word docu...

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