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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...

Women first, men second at cross country invitational

Women first, men second at cross country invitational

Samuel Wolfson

October 6, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State women's cross country team placed first in the gold 5k while the men's placed second in the cardinal 8k at The Charles Bowles Invitational in Salem, Oregon.Junior Will Reyes redshirted and placed third overall in the men's 8k. Reyes finished with a time of 23 minutes, 54 seconds. The first off...

Cross-country opens season at Stanford Invitational

Cross-country opens season at Stanford Invitational

Samuel Wolfson

September 27, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men and women's cross-country teams began the season Saturday at the Stanford XC Invitational at Stanford Golf Course. Overall, the men's and women's teams did well by placing in the top two for their category. Other teams that competed included UC San Diego, University of Victoria an...

First week practice of first-year runners

Ryan Grady

September 24, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

18 NCAA Championship appearances, 12 California Collegiate Athletic Association titles and 10 West Region crowns usually means a team is pretty good.Too good, in the case of the Chico State cross-country team, for a standard season preview. Instead, The Orion followed first-years Derek Morton and Camila Turati...

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