The Orion

‘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...

Barnett named CCAA Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Barnett named CCAA Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Jose Olivar

September 10, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Former Chico State track and field standout Kasey Barnett proved this summer that athletes can excel not only at sport, but in the classroom as well. Following her impressive run last season filled with athletic awards and record-breaking performances, Barnett was named Chico State's Female Athlete of the Year. On top of that, she added the California Collegiate Athletic Association Fe...

Alumnus named Male Athlete of the Year

Alumnus named Male Athlete of the Year

Kevin Lucena

September 8, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

J Patrick Smith is going to need a bigger trophy room.After finishing a career that included being a two-time California Collegiate Athletic Association Field Athlete of the Year, a three-time NCAA Decathlon Champion and a four-time All-American, Smith has added one more accolade: The Chico State Male Athlete of the Year.The former Wi...

Pro outfielder turns track star

Pro outfielder turns track star

Lars Gustafson

September 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

After a career that’s spanned several states and multiple sports, Brennan May just may have found a team that can take full advantage of his natural abilities: Chico State Men’s Track and Field. May is a new track runner for Chico State, one with quite a past. Born in Fayetteville, GA, he w...

Pro outfielder turns track star

Pro outfielder turns track star

Lars Gustafson

September 2, 2014


Filed under Sports

After a career that’s spanned several states and multiple sports, Brennan May just may have found a team that can take full advantage of his natural abilities: Chico State men’s track and field. May is a new track runner for Chico State, and is one with quite a past. Born in Fayetteville, G...

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Emerson Keenan

May 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association men and women’s track and field championships is becoming a norm for Chico State. Both teams have won the annual championship every year since 2010, including this year. Wildcat athletes and coaches also brought in a majority of the hardware at ...

Track seniors stride to nationals

Track seniors stride to nationals

Lee Masten

March 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

One meet is all it took for three Chico State decathletes to qualify for the national meet in May. Seniors J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk finished with scores over the auto-qualifying mark of 7,000 points Feb. 27-28 at the Chico Multi-Event Classic. They will compete for the final time at the 2014 NCAA National Track and Field Championships in May. ̶...

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

Returning Wildcats will help track team continue its legacy

Lee Masten

January 21, 2014


Filed under Sports

After a decade of dominance in the CCAA conference, the Chico State track team makes it look easy. Chico has nothing to fear as some of the best talent in the CCAA and in the nation are returning for the 2014 season. For the Wildcats, three returning athletes in particular give the competition nightmares. Sen...

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