The Orion

Wildcats race to history

Christopher Hendrickson

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team just notched another California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship on both the men’s and women’s side of the sport.The men’s team, with their latest CCAA title, have now taken home 13 out of the last 14 conference championships. The women...

Wildcat of the Week

Wildcat of the Week

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

May 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Willie Latin is a senior runner on the Chico State track and field team. The team has won 13 conference titles in 14 years and Latin has been a big part of the team's success this year. How long have you been running track?I have been running track for about seven years. What races do you run and how ...

Big things ahead for track and field

Natalia Marcus

February 28, 2017


Filed under Sports, Track and field

With our women’s cross-country team making it on the podium for the first time ever and the men’s team ranking fourth in the nation, it is safe to say that the teams have out shined all previous expectations. The Chico State men’s cross-country team had previously won every race it...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Rain doesn’t flood ’Cats performance

Lexi Hoedt

November 11, 2016


Filed under Golf, Soccer, Sports, Track and field

Grueling practices in the rain and fierce wind that deter shots plague the Chico State athletes in the fall and winter. Although there weren't any games that were rained out this season at Chico State, each athletic team practiced in both rain and shine this year. Senior women's golfer Bianca Armanini...

‘We Don’t Say’ campaign gains national attention

Makayla Hopkins

November 8, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

Although multiple signs across Chico State say “We are one university,” the attempt to raise awareness about crude words that athletes and students use has signaled a major divide. Chico State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee released a new campaign called “We Don’t Say”...

Full Disclosure: Student-athletes getting paid

Kenta Mcafee

October 25, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Full Disclosure, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The only difference between college athletes and high school athletes is the workload. Although the collegiate level is more competitive, with only 7.8 percent of all athletes able to compete, the players are treated the same. There is no benefit available for the athletes who suffer broken bones an...

Real athletes wear pink

Real athletes wear pink

Jordan Jarrell

October 16, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Football, Soccer, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

As the NFL dedicates the month of October to raising awareness for breast cancer, Chico State athletes have also taken strides to show their support. The NFL is allowing players to wear pink accessories and decorate their fields with pink lettering. Chico State athletes cannot modify their field but ...

Paralympic games has former wildcat running for gold

Paralympic games has former wildcat running for gold

George Johnston

August 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and field

Chico State track star Kym Crosby sat down with The Orion for a Q&A on her world trip to win a medal for Team USA. It's a blistering 95 degrees in Brazil. The lights are blindingly shinning down and the humidity is drenching, but former Chico State track runner Kym Crosby does not care. She's...

Runner sets sights on Olympics

Runner sets sights on Olympics

Kenta Mcafee

May 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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...

Pole vaulting: A misunderstood sport

Pole vaulting: A misunderstood sport

Jason Spies

May 4, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Imagine running with a 10-foot pole toward a huge pit, planting the pole into the ground and propelling yourself upward to try and get over a bar that is set anywhere between 12 feet and 14 feet. All the while bending your body at a very difficult angle and trying to push the pole away from your body an...

3 students train for the heptathlon

3 students train for the heptathlon

Danielle Pubill

April 27, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The heptathlon is seven events over the course of two days in track and field. The hard work, dedication and team support are critical factors. Junior Brooke Whitburn, sophomore Melanie O'Brien and first-year Olivia Abbott all strive together to reach their goals and to compete at their best.Many athletes ...

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