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‘Cat tats earned in sweat, blood and hard work

‘Cat tats earned in sweat, blood and hard work

Kenta Mcafee

September 22, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

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...

Men’s cross-country hits the trail for 2015

Men’s cross-country hits the trail for 2015

Kenta Mcafee

September 1, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

For Chico State athletics, 2014 was an overall great year for sports, but one of the biggest successes was for the men's cross-country team. The team found success in the 2014 season, continuing the streak of winning CCAA title's with its 13th straight victory. The team also succeeded in winning the la...

Women’s cross-country season preview

Women’s cross-country season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

August 31, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Since 2002, the Chico State women's cross-country team has been a staple in the nation's top 10 cross-country programs.Until last year. The team finished 13th in the nation last season to snap its streak of 12 straight finishes inside the top 10. "It was a little hard to swallow," senior Olivia Watt sai...

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Cross-country Wildcats prepare for new terrain

Breanna Barnard

February 8, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Track and field

Runners on your mark. Get set. Bang. The switch over from cross-country to track and field season is quickly creeping up. With both the Wildcat men's and women's cross-country teams placing in the NCAA Championships this past fall, the 'Cats are ready to bring their energy into track and...

Q&A: Gary Towne, CCAA cross-country Coach of the Year

Q&A: Gary Towne, CCAA cross-country Coach of the Year

Lars Gustafson

January 20, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

During the past 19 years, Gary Towne has become one of the most decorated head coaches in Chico State's history. Towne has turned Chico State's cross-country team into a national powerhouse that has reached the NCAA championships every year since 1999. During this previous fall season, the Wildcat men’s and w...

Cross country dominates at NCAA West Regional Championships

Cross country dominates at NCAA West Regional Championships

Angelo Boscacci

November 23, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

[box]NCAA West Regional HighlightsJohnny Sanchez is the fifth runner in Chico State history to earn four All-West Region awards.True freshmen Camila Turati earned All-West Region. True freshmen Alexandra Burkhart earned All-West Region.Both Wildcat teams were ranked fourth in the nation heading into today'...

Cross-Country teams win CCAA Championships

Cross-Country teams win CCAA Championships

Samuel Wolfson

November 9, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

[box]CCAA ChampionshipsAlex McGuirk: Individual Champion and CCAA Runner of the YearCamila Turati: Freshman of the yearGary Towne: Coach of the Year[/box]Both Chico State's men and women's cross country teams took home titles at the CCAA Championships Saturday in San Bernardino. The men have captured t...

Women’s cross-country team headed for CCAA championship

Women’s cross-country team headed for CCAA championship

Kevin Lucena

November 5, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

After watching her teammates run toward the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship title last year, junior Quetta Peinado will compete in the Nov. 8 CCAA title meet in San Bernardino. “Having my last three seasons end injury-riddled, this will be my first time competing at the conference championship," Peinado s...

Men’s cross-country team competes for 13th consecutive title

Men’s cross-country team competes for 13th consecutive title

Samuel Wolfson

November 1, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

It seems that head cross-country Coach Gary Towne always finds the recipe for success for his teams. With this year's batch, he's going for a baker's dozen.The Chico State men’s cross-country team will try to secure its 13th straight California Collegiate Athletic Association championship title...

Cross-country runners embrace race strategies

Cross-country runners embrace race strategies

Emerson Keenan

October 27, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare, said Juma Ikangaa, a three-time second place finisher at the Boston marathon.Imagine how that reflects on Chico State's men and women's cross-country teams. Both teams run each race with a unique mental strategy.Gary Towne, Chico State's head ...

Redshirt Reyes running for future

Samuel Wolfson

October 20, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

William Reyes ran to a third-place finish Oct. 4 at the Charles Bowles XC Williamette Invitational in Salem, Oregon. The thing is, that mark didn't count for his school. Reyes, a junior transfer from American River College, is redshirting on this year's men's cross-country team for Chico State. While he ran a faster race than all of his teammates, Reyes ran unattached and will do...

Cross country takes 5th, 8th at Santa Clara Bronco Invite

Cross country takes 5th, 8th at Santa Clara Bronco Invite

Samuel Wolfson

October 19, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State cross country team competed at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitation Saturday, with the men’s team placing fifth overall and the women’s team taking eighth overall. Many Division I teams competed in Santa Clara, including Oklahoma State who are ranked first on the men’s side a...

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