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The Chico State women's cross-country team in Upper Bidwell Park earlier this season. The team is currently preparing for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships. Photo courtesy of Gary Towne

Women’s cross-country team headed for CCAA championship

Kevin Lucena // November 5, 2014

After watching her teammates run toward the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship title last year, junior Quetta Peinado will compete in the Nov. 8 CCAA title meet in San...

Aaron Mora, a junior business administration major, embraces Coach Gary Towne's input about anything and everything running. Photo credit: Emerson Keenan

Cross-country runners embrace race strategies

Emerson Keenan // October 27, 2014

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...

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

Cross-country opens season at Stanford Invitational

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...

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...

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

Alumna pursues elite-level cross-country career

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...

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