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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

Noah Andrews

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 Association championship. It was their 14th conference title in the last 15 seasons. The women's team fi...

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

Andrew Baumgartner

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 meets were the final chance for teams to qualify for Nationals.Warrior Last ChanceAt the Warrior Last Chance...

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

Andrew Baumgartner

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 State was led again by Tyler Arroyo in the high jump. Arroyo placed first in the high jump at the...

Cross Country teams finish first

Sadie Gastelum leads the Wildcat cross country practice. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

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 a first place finish with 45 points, easily outpacing second place Alaska Anchorage who ended with 81.S...

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

Kenta Mcafee

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 in the West once again. Men's cross country The men's cross country team made history last ye...

Cross Country keeps steady pace

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

Gabriel Moreno

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 men's team showed a dominant performance during the competition and finished with 29 points. The ...

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

Gabriel Moreno

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 their insight, they can determine if they feel prepared for CCAA contention.Men's Soccer teamThe men...

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

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

Gabriel Moreno

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 have already begun to hit the trail in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.The teams have begun their training as a gr...

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

Kenta Mcafee

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 around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Runner sets sights on Olympics

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

Kenta Mcafee

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 by Medina was one second faster than the previous record of 3:42 set by Scott Bauhs in 2008. Med...

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.

Kenta Mcafee

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 between them and the first place school, Stanford.Stanford finished the race with a point tota...

‘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

Kenta Mcafee

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 Wildcat logo is often tatted on the thigh or calves of many current and past Chico State cross-co...

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