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Hailey Fune is currently a senior at Chico High School and has participated in the track and field team all four years. Photo credit: Karina Cope

Athlete to watch: Hailey Fune

Karina Cope // October 1, 2019

Big things have come from track and field star, Hailey Fune, recently and she expects to see bigger things from herself in the near future. Fune, now a senior at Chico High, made her claim to fame when...

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

Chico State preview: track & field poised to continue dominating

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...

J Patrick Smith, third from left, competes alongside Olympic medalist Ashton Eaton in March 2014. Photo courtesy of Kevin Brunk

Wildcat of the Year nominee: J Patrick Smith

Nick Reddy // December 10, 2014

J Patrick Smith set a new standard of excellence for the men’s track and field program that has won 11 consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association championships. The Santa Barbara native...

Kasey Barnett, former Chico State pole vaulter, during practice in 2014. Orion File Photo

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Kasey Barnett

Lars Gustafson // December 8, 2014

Whether it’s on the track or in the classroom, Wildcat of the Year nominee Kasey Barnett was on top during her senior season.Now the former pole vaulter has been nominated for the 2014 Orion Sports...

Chico State track and field runner Kym Crosby prepares to toe the line to compete with Team USA. Photo courtesy of Kym Crosby

Chico State runner makes Team USA

Jose Olivar // October 29, 2014

In 2015, Kym Crosby will toe the line to compete against athletes from around the world. Crosby, a junior sprinter for Chico State women’s track and field team, has officially been made...

Thirteen of the 15 incoming recruits for the Chico State men's track and field team. In the middle of them is the new athlete's mantra: respect, optimism and discipline. Photo Courtesy Oliver Hanf

Wildcats track and field bringing big crop of recruits

Emerson Keenan // October 13, 2014

Losing 17 seniors doesn't happen every day. When it does, it can really hurt a team. Chico State men's track and field coach, Oliver Hanf, came prepared by bringing in a fresh class of 15 athletes to replenish...

Former track and field athlete Kasey Barnett was named Chico State's female athlete of the year, as well as the California Collegiate Athletic Association Female-Scholar Athlete of the Year. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Barnett named CCAA Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Jose Olivar // September 10, 2014

Former Chico State track and field standout Kasey Barnett proved this summer that athletes can excel not only at sport, but in the classroom as well. Following her impressive run last season filled with...

Chico State athletic director Anita Barker led the department to sixth place in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Standings. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats

Chico State athletics place 6th in Directors’ Cup

Emerson Keenan // September 9, 2014

Most people in the area know that Chico State has a good athletic program, but they may not have known just how good. Until now, that is.After 10 out of 13 Wildcat teams reached NCAA postseason berths,...

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

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

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...

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

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

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...

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