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From cross-country to track and field

From cross-country to track and field

January 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and field

For two Chico State athletes, competing year round comes with both challenges and excitement. Junior runners McCall Habermehl and Sadie Gastelum had two great cross-country seasons this past fall and will compete for the track and field team this spring. Habermehl placed 3rd at the CCAA Championships...

Men’s cross-country shines in first meet of season

Men’s cross-country shines in first meet of season

Jason Spies

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State men's cross-country team had its first meet of the year Friday afternoon at the Ash Creek Invitational in Monmouth, OR. They did not fail to impress grabbing first, second and third place with seven players finishing in the top 10. Led by Will Reyes, who placed first in the 6,400-meter run with a ...

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Breanna Barnard

May 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Track and field

Cardinal and white are known to be the official Chico State colors, and athletes represent these colors on their jerseys while they are competing. Some athletes choose to be different from the rest and "redshirt" during a season. These athletes do not physically wear a red shirt while they play, but these ...

Decathletes accept Webb Cup, named best in nation

Decathletes accept Webb Cup, named best in nation

Breanna Barnard

April 27, 2015


Filed under Track and field

Day one: 100-meter, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter.Day two: 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, 1500-meter.No, this is not a two-day track meet with different people running at different times. These are 10 events all competed by one person in a matter of two days. It is calle...

Watt leads on the track, inspires team to succeed

Watt leads on the track, inspires team to succeed

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

When junior distance runner Olivia Watt competes for Chico State, her energy can only be described as electric. The Morro Bay High School product has made as big of an impact on the track as she has off it. "If you're in her life, then chances are she's impacted it in a positive way," said ...

Senior triple jumper leaps toward championships

Senior triple jumper leaps toward championships

Breanna Barnard

April 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

One long runway and one person. A sandy pit awaits for shoes with spikes on the bottom to touch down into it. The person runs, jumps and lands as the crowd cheers and awaits the results. This is what Chico State's senior triple jumper Derek Taylor lives for. "Three right backs," Taylor said....

‘Cats perform in front of home crowd

‘Cats perform in front of home crowd

Breanna Barnard

April 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Wildcats track and field teams had yet another successful meet with plenty of excellent performances in the Chico Distance Carnival and the Chico Twilight Invitational. The invitationals kicked off on Friday starting with the distance carnival. Long distance runners from the men and women...

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Dylan Wakefield

April 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

For the four men on Chico State's track and field 4x400 relay team, it is the collective mindset and support within the quartet that makes them successful. The four-man band consists of: junior hurdler Tristan Lake, junior 400-meter runner Geoff Brown, sophomore decathlete Lane Andrews and juni...

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

First-year runner Alex Burkhart is becoming a force on the track faster than you can say the name of her hometown, Rancho Cucamonga. Coming off her time at Los Osos High School, Burkhart has taken advantage of her opportunities and excelled in the steeplechase event for the Wildcats this spring. Steeplechase is a 3,...

Wildcats defend home turf

Wildcats defend home turf

Breanna Barnard

March 20, 2015


Filed under Track and field

The Wildcat Invitational kicked off with the Chico State women's track and field team sweeping in almost every event.No NCAA Provisional or Automatic qualifying marks were made on the women's side, but the men had four.In the finals for the 100 meter hurdles on the women side, the 'Cats swept first through forth giving ...

‘Cats kick off spring track and field season

‘Cats kick off spring track and field season

Breanna Barnard

March 7, 2015


Filed under Track and field

From Thursday to Friday, Chico State men's and women's track and field teams took part in the 30th annual Chico Multi Classic meet.Heptathletes and decathletes from the team started the season with great performances in multiple events in the two day event.Thursday kicked off the beginning of the Chico Multi Classic meet.S...

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Music pumps up Wildcats’ performance

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 22, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Sports, Track and field

Even after putting on the uniform and stretching, some athletes still need one more element to put them in the zone before a game — music. Certain songs fire up athletes' intensity and get them pumped up for a game.Will Ferrell's character in the movie "Blades of Glory" put it succinctly — "It gets the people...

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