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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 ...

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Kenta Mcafee

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

By making second team All-American for cross country and placing in the top 20 for both the 5K and 10K meter race, junior runner Steven Martinez has proven he cannot be slowed down.Martinez suffered a knee injury in December while practicing and was unsure that he would be able to recover in time for ...

Wildcats shine in Twilight Invitational

Wildcats shine in Twilight Invitational

Jason Spies

April 14, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team put on a show in its one and only home meet of the season. Whether it was the throwers, jumpers or sprinters, every facet of this talented group was on display April 8-9 at the Twilight Invitational. Men’s Results Sophomore Nolan Nagle won the hammer throwing ...

A day of personal bests for Chico State track and field

A day of personal bests for Chico State track and field

Jason Spies

March 29, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and field

The Chico State track and field team set personal bests in almost every event March 25 and 26 at the American River College Invitational. Of the 28 competing male athletes, 21 set new personal bests, and on the women’s side there were over 30 top 10 finishes. Men's Results Junior sprinter Bren...

Tsang makes name for himself as discus thrower

Tsang makes name for himself as discus thrower

Danielle Pubill

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Senior track and field thrower, Wade Tsang, has been throwing at distances that are placing among NCAA and NAIA athletes. Tsang is now less than 1 meter away from qualifying for the NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Tsang talked about how he began with sprinting in middle school and high school, but...

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 vaults into action at first track meet of the season

Chico State vaults into action at first track meet of the season

Jason Spies

March 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Wildcats walked away from the final day of the Kim Dust Invitational as winners. It was the first track and field meet of the season, and Chico State looked ready for it. The men and women scored 221 points to win top team honors and held off second place Modesto College.   Men’s Re...

Track and field team springs into action

Track and field team springs into action

Patrick Pace

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Chico State men's and women's track and field team has dominated the CCAA conference, and they're looking to do it again in 2016. "We always want to win our conference, that's always a goal of ours," said long distance coach Gary Towne. "Our women have won a number in a row, and our men lost a nail-...

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016


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

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

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