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Track and Field post up a fight in Chico Multi classic

Alex Davila and Jason Adams competing in the 110 meter high hurdles on Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 in Chico Multi classic. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 2, 2019

As the Chico Multi classic took place Thursday and Friday, the Wildcats were ready to show how ambitious they are in the new season. “I am looking forward to competing, having fun and keeping the positive energy up,” Adelae Fredeen said. Fredeen started off Friday morning with the Heptathlon Long Jum...

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Chico State long jumper leaps through the air earlier this season Photo credit: Emily Teague

Emerson Keenan

May 11, 2014

Winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association men and women’s track and field championships is becoming a norm for Chico State. Both teams have won the annual championship every year since 2010, including this year. Wildcat athletes and coaches also brought in a majority of the hardware at ...

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

John Brunk, Theodore Elsenbaumer and J Patrick Smith compete alongside Olympic medalist Ashton Eaton. Photo courtesy of Kevin Brunk.

Emerson Keenan

April 21, 2014

It’s not every day that an opportunity to compete against the Michael Jordan of your sport arises. For three Chico State decathletes, the chance arose for a few heats at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational decathlon in Santa Barbara. Senior decathletes J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk had the rare opportunity to compete with Ashton Eaton...

Track seniors stride to nationals

J. Patrick Smith, senior nutrition and food science major and senior kinesiology majors John Brunk and Theodore Elsenbaumer  are headed to the NCAA track and field championships. Photo credit: Grant Mahan

Lee Masten

March 24, 2014

One meet is all it took for three Chico State decathletes to qualify for the national meet in May. Seniors J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk finished with scores over the auto-qualifying mark of 7,000 points Feb. 27-28 at the Chico Multi-Event Classic. They will compete for the final time at the 2014 NCAA National Track and Field Championships in May. ̶...

Athletes shine through rain

Senior catcher Jake Bailey discusses playing in the rain. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Ryan Grady

March 11, 2014

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

Wildcats open season, crush records at Chico Multi-Event Classic

Senior decathlete John Brunk. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014

J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk led the way on day one of the Chico Multi-Event Classic at University Stadium on Thursday.Patrick Smith posted 3,845 points, while Elsenbaumer and Brunk put up 3,795 and 3,780 points respectively, well beyond their marks from last year's event. The trio is also...

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

Hakeem Dyson, J Patrick Smith and John Brunk plan to lead the track team to success this season.Photo credit: Lee Masten

Lee Masten

January 21, 2014

After a decade of dominance in the CCAA conference, the Chico State track team makes it look easy. Chico has nothing to fear as some of the best talent in the CCAA and in the nation are returning for the 2014 season. For the Wildcats, three returning athletes in particular give the competition nightmares. Sen...

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