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Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Cross Country kicks off in Tahoe

Gabriel Moreno

August 20, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Cross Country runners are hitting the trail as the new season beginsWith a sixth place finish for the men and fourth place finish for the women at the NCAA Championship last year, the cross country teams have already begun to hit the trail in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.The teams have begun their training as a gr...

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...

Chico State women’s cross country team takes first, while men place second at NCAA West Regionals

Chico State women’s cross country team takes first, while men place second at NCAA West Regionals

Jason Spies

November 12, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Chico State men and women's cross country teams have punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships, after the men came in second and the women came in first at the NCAA West Regionals race. Men's: The Chico State mens cross country team placed second overall as a team Saturday, Nov. 7 at the NCAA W...

Men’s cross-country hits the trail for 2015

Men’s cross-country hits the trail for 2015

Kenta Mcafee

September 1, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

For Chico State athletics, 2014 was an overall great year for sports, but one of the biggest successes was for the men's cross-country team. The team found success in the 2014 season, continuing the streak of winning CCAA title's with its 13th straight victory. The team also succeeded in winning the la...

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 ...

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