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Chico State track and field chases school history in Sacramento State Invitational

Tyler Arroyo gets ready to attempt the high jump. Photo Courtesy: Oliver Hanf

Andrew Baumgartner

March 18, 2018

The Chico State men's and women's track and field team competed in the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational over the weekend, competing against Division I opponents and leaving with a handful of victories.Chico State's high jumper, Tyler Arroyo, was one of two Wildcat athletes to achieve a first place finish.Arroyo would jump over a mark of 6-8 3/4 feet.Arroyo beat out athletes from Division I schools ...

Wildcat of the Week – Joseph Ilaoa

Chico State track and field thrower Joseph Ilaoa hopes to go pro after college. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Andrew Baumgartner

March 14, 2018

Joseph Ilaoa is a thrower for Chico State's track and field team. Ilaoa is in his junior year and continues to excel at the discus, shot put and hammer throws in his time as a Wildcat. Ilaoa's most recent success includes his finishes at the Kim Duyst Invitational in Turclock where he finished second in...

Chico State’s 4×400 track team places first in tournament

Jenavieve Turner is an anchor for the Chico State women's 4x400 track and field team. Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner

Andrew Baumgartner

March 12, 2018

Hard work has been paying off for the Chico State track and field team and last weekend's track meet results showed just that.The Chico State men and women’s 4x400 squad A teams each took first place in last weekend’s Kim Duyst Invitational, hosted by Stanislaus State.Hasani Barrett and Jena...

Wildcat Invitational a success for Chico State Track and Field

Karndeep Johl takes second place in the men's 100 meter dash. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Andrew Baumgartner

March 10, 2018

After a few road track meets, the Chico State Track and Field athletes were ready for their first home meet of the year at the Wildcat Invitational held at University Stadium. The Wildcats were successful in their first home meet of the year taking first place in 16 of the 38 events.One of the notable f...

Chico State track team excels in Turlock

Tyler Arroyo placed first in the men's high jump. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Andrew Baumgartner

March 4, 2018

Before the final event could start, the meet had to be delayed 45 minutes due to lightning in the area.The Chico State Wildcats track and field team competed in Turlock, CA Friday and Saturday and finished with some top results. Both the men and women's events saw a couple of first place finishes for the...

Pole vaulter for Chico State’s track team looks to the future

Chico State pole vaulter Lance Huber hopes to make the 2024 Olympics. Photo courtesy of Lance Huber

Andrew Baumgartner

February 25, 2018

Lance Huber is only a freshman on Chico State's track team, but he has his eyes set on getting to the Olympics in the future. Huber is a business major and a pole vaulter for the track and field team at Chico State and is from Loomis, California. "I want to make it to nationals, make podium in...

Wildcats track and field dominate Chico Multi Classic

Placing first in the Women 100 Meter Hurdles, freshman Adelae Fredeen finished with 15.49 seconds in hurdles on February 22, 2018. Photo credit: Kailah Cabiles

Andrew Baumgartner

February 24, 2018

In their first action of the year, Chico State track and field dominated the heptathlon and decathlon with senior Lane Andrews winning the decathlon and senior Melanie O'Brien winning the heptathlon.The Chico Multi Classic was held Thursday and Friday afternoon at Chico State.The men's track and field ...

Wildcat photos of the year

Photo credit: Andy Wilheln

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017

2017 has been a historical year for Chico State sports teams so far. From basketball to track, most Wildcat teams enjoyed a high level of success in the spring. Isaiah Ellis celebrates a win in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The now-senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game last season and emerged as one of the leading contributors...

Wildcats race to history

Christopher Hendrickson

May 17, 2017

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

Photo credit: Franky Renteria

Patrick Pace and Franky Renteria

May 10, 2017

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

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

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...

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