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Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Justin Couchot

November 15, 2017

Coach Gary Towne has finished his 22nd season as head coach of the Chico State men's and women's cross country teams. Towne coaches the distance runners year round, as he also coaches the distance runners for the track team. Towne has turned the cross country program around since taking over in 1996,...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Junior Isaiah Dargan boots the ball on the fly in a game last fall. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

Cross-country opens season at Stanford Invitational

Chico State men's cross-country runners sprint to the finish in a race last season. Orion File photo.

Samuel Wolfson

September 27, 2014

The Chico State men and women's cross-country teams began the season Saturday at the Stanford XC Invitational at Stanford Golf Course. Overall, the men's and women's teams did well by placing in the top two for their category. Other teams that competed included UC San Diego, University of Victoria an...

First week practice of first-year runners

Ryan Grady

September 24, 2014

18 NCAA Championship appearances, 12 California Collegiate Athletic Association titles and 10 West Region crowns usually means a team is pretty good.Too good, in the case of the Chico State cross-country team, for a standard season preview. Instead, The Orion followed first-years Derek Morton and Camila Turati...

Alumna pursues elite-level cross-country career

Former Chico State cross-country runner Ayla Granados won the Northern California Cross-Country Challenge Sept. 13 in Redding. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats

Nick Reddy

September 23, 2014

Former Chico State cross-country standout Ayla Granados took first place in the third annual Northern California Cross-Country Challenge women’s race Sept. 13 at Simpson University in Redding. Granados ran the hilly 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 53 seconds. It was a solid showing for the former collegiate distance running star, who said she didn’t aim to push hersel...

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