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Chico State preview: track & field poised to continue dominating

Michelle Holt competing in the 100 hurdles at the 2018 Wildcat invite on March 10. Photo credit: Martin Chang
February 22, 2019

Chico State's track and field program has demonstrated an unparalleled level of success throughout the last few years. Last season, the men's team won their third straight California Collegiate Athletic...

Ilaoa and Chico State throwing coach take one, two in Warriors Last Chance

Alex Burkhart and Alexandria Tucker participate in the 5,000 meter run. Burkhart finished sixth in the 5,000 at the Portland Twilight while Tucker finished 13th. Photo credit: Gary Towne
May 13, 2018

In preparation for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Chico State's track and field teams had one last chance to show their talent in two separate track meets over the weekend. These two last...

Track and field continues strong season with first place finishes in San Francisco, Stanford

Kyle Medina ran the fastest time in Division II since 2015 for the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Photo credit: Martin Chang
April 1, 2018

The Chico State track and field team participated in the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State Distance Carnival over the weekend, once again finishing at the top in several events. Chico...

Cross Country teams finish first

Sadie Gastelum leads the Wildcat cross country practice. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell
November 8, 2016

The Chico State men's and women's cross country team's set out to test its mettle Nov. 5 at the NCAA West Regional Championship but struggled to find its competition. Men's Cross CountryThe team snagged...

Full Disclosure: Cross Country

Junior Falco DiGiallonardo leads the men's cross country practice as they prepare for their upcoming tournament. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell
October 6, 2016

Editor's note: Full Disclosure is a weekly analysis of the athletic program at Chico State. The Chico State cross country team has continued to dominate their league this season and rank number one...

Cross Country keeps steady pace

Sadie Gastelum leads the women's cross country team during the 'Cats practice. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell
October 2, 2016

The Chico State men's and women's cross country team competed at the Capital Cross Challenge at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex on Oct. 1 and had strong performances in the invitational.Men's Cross CountryThe...

Wildcat teams prepare for CCAA

Chico State women's soccer charges onto the field during their first home game of the season. Photo credit: Aubrie Coley
September 19, 2016

Sept. 16 marks the first day of the California Collegiate Athletic Association series for most of the teams at Chico State. Athletes are able to get their feet wet during the preseason games and through...

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...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey
May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls...

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...

Men’s cross-country runs past Division I teams at Stanford Invitational

Wildcat Connor Fisher finished 27th overall at the Stanford Invitational on Sept 26. Photo courtesy of Gary Towne.
September 29, 2015

The Chico State men's cross-country team competed in its second invitational at Stanford on Sept. 26, claiming second place over several Division I and 2 schools. The 'Cats finished with a five point margin...

‘Cat tats earned in sweat, blood and hard work

Lauren Schnelli, junior track and field runner, proudly represents the Chico with her Wildcat tattoo. Photo credit: Jenelle Kapellas
September 22, 2015

Through hats, shirts and even tattoos, many Chico State student athletes represent their school with a lifelong commitment, but none more as a collective pack than the Chico State cross-country team.The...

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