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Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

The women's cross country team competes at the Stanford Invitational last year. Photo Courtesy of Gary Towne
August 20, 2016

Cross Country runners are hitting the trail as the new season beginsWith a sixth place finish for the men and fourth place finish for the women at the NCAA Championship last year, the cross country teams...

Runner sets sights on Olympics

Sophomore Kyle Medina runs around the track during practice, displaying his Chico State Wildcat tattoo. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie
May 9, 2016

After breaking the school record for the 1,500-meter race with a time of 3 minutes, 41 seconds at the Brian Clay Invitational, sophomore Kyle Medina has set his sights on the Olympic trials. The time set...

Chico State women’s cross country team takes first, while men place second at NCAA West Regionals

The Chico State men's and women's cross country teams will be headed to the NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Gary Towne.
November 12, 2015

The Chico State men and women's cross country teams have punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships, after the men came in second and the women came in first at the NCAA West Regionals race. Men's:...

Men’s cross-country hits the trail for 2015

The Chico State men's cross-country team gears up for the 2015 season in Lake Tahoe. Photo courtesy of Gary Towne.
September 1, 2015

For Chico State athletics, 2014 was an overall great year for sports, but one of the biggest successes was for the men's cross-country team. The team found success in the 2014 season, continuing the streak...

Men’s cross-country team competes for 13th consecutive title

A group of Chico State cross-country runners prepare to cross the finish line at the 2013 California Collegiate Athletic Association championships. Photo courtesy Gary Towne
November 1, 2014

It seems that head cross-country Coach Gary Towne always finds the recipe for success for his teams. With this year's batch, he's going for a baker's dozen.The Chico State men’s cross-country team...

Cross-country runners embrace race strategies

Aaron Mora, a junior business administration major, embraces Coach Gary Towne's input about anything and everything running. Photo credit: Emerson Keenan
October 27, 2014

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare, said Juma Ikangaa, a three-time second place finisher at the Boston marathon.Imagine how that reflects on Chico State's men and women's cross-country...

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