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Wildcats kick off season with a win

Wildcats kick off season with a win

Kenta Mcafee

September 13, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Chico State men's and women's cross country opened their season's with a first place finish at the Humboldt State Invitational on Sept. 10.The men's team had a commanding lead over their competition, finishing with a point total of 17, compared to second place Cal State Monterey Bay who finished with 119....

Superstitions across sports

Superstitions across sports

Gabriel Moreno

September 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Sports

Superstition is common among the athletes at Chico State. Senior shooting guard Corey Silverstrom, has several different superstitions to enhance his game."I personally have my own superstitions, I like to show up early to each game to try to get in the zone. I also have a certain playlist to listen...

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Gabriel Moreno

August 20, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

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...

Former McFarland runner carries high school legacy

Former McFarland runner carries high school legacy

Esther Briggs

March 15, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Track and field

For first-year cross-country and track runner Veronica Garcia, the movie "McFarland, USA” (2015) is more than an inspirational sports dramatization. The story of a 1987 cross-country team put together by its coach, Jim White, happened right in her high school. Garcia began running in kindergarten,...

Chico State cross-country teams finish strong

Chico State cross-country teams finish strong

December 14, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Wildcats rejoined the nation's elite, finishing the 2015 season off with the men's team placing sixth and the women’s taking fourth at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 21. The men’s team finished eight places better than last year while the women jumped nine places better than last year's pe...

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

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

Jason Spies

November 12, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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: The Chico State mens cross country team placed second overall as a team Saturday, Nov. 7 at the NCAA W...

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Gary Towne: Pushing the Wildcats to NCAA Championships

Kenta Mcafee

November 4, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

With both the men's and women's cross-country teams taking first place at the 2015 CCAA Championship, head coach Gary Towne opened up about the teams' successes as both head into NCAA competition.The Orion: Do you think Will Reyes and other members of the team will be able to compete past the collegiate level?Towne: Yes. There are guys that are ru...

Cross-country CCAA Championship streaks continue

Cross-country CCAA Championship streaks continue

Kenta Mcafee

October 28, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men's and women's cross-country teams managed to continue their winning streaks as both teams finished first at the CCAA Championships on Oct. 25 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. For the men's team, it was junior Will Reyes leading the charge, taking first overall. He was followed close behind by ...

Chico State cross-country dominates at San Francisco Invitational

Chico State cross-country dominates at San Francisco Invitational

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 15, 2015


Filed under Cross Country

The Chico State cross-country teams both came away with wins at the San Francisco State Invitational. The men's team dominated with a score of 23-82, and the women's team secured their win with a score of 41-63. Both teams defeated second-place finisher California Baptist. Men's- The team showed exa...

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

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

Kenta Mcafee

September 29, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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...

Women’s cross-country takes fourth at Stanford Invitational

Women’s cross-country takes fourth at Stanford Invitational

Kenta Mcafee

September 28, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State woman's cross-country team found great success at the Stanford invitational on Sept. 26, finishing in fourth place and recording their third highest finish at Stanford. Finishing ahead of Chico State was Stanford, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Davis in the top three.The team's fourth place is th...

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