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Talia Swangler running in race at the Cross Country Championships. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Cross country runner pushes on through tragedy

Karina Cope // November 17, 2019

Talia Swangler was raised in Paradise and attended Butte College after high school. She then transferred to Chico State before the start of her junior year. Less than three months after her transition,...

Chico Highs Charlie Giannini (center) and parents Meghan Callahan (left) and Scott Giannini (right) smile during a ceremony Wednesday at Williams Theater in Chico where the senior signed his letter of intent with the Chico State mens cross-country team. (Will Denner -- Enterprise-Record)

Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

Matthew Ferreira // April 22, 2019

Each year, student-athletes from all over the country decide which school they are going to compete for on the collegiate level.For Chico High’s cross country star Charlie Giannini, that was his...

#16 Wyatt Baxter is a dual-sport athlete who runs cross-country in the Fall and the mens 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters for track in the spring. 
Image courtesy: Chico sports information

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

Noah Andrews // April 17, 2019
"I hated being referred to as Sarah Baxter's little brother."
Jack Emanuel and Teddy Kassa participate in the NCAA championships in Pittsburgh. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

Connor Mcpherson // December 11, 2018

Sports are meant to be a unifying force. For decades, people have used sports to relax, forget about their problems and have a good time. They have the power to pull together people of different religions,...

Jack Emanuel running at the NCA West Regional Championships in Billings, Montana. Emanuel finished 18th. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

Ricardo Tovar // December 5, 2018

Jack Emanuel is a Chico native who redshirted cross-country and track during his true freshman year. The construction management major has been in the scoring mix for four out of Chico State's six races...

Eddie King leads pack of Chico State runners at the NCAA West Regional Championships in Billings, Montana. Image courtesy of Gary Towne.

Wildcats cross-country ends with top ten finishes

Ricardo Tovar // December 2, 2018

It wasn't ideal running conditions for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships on Saturday morning. The Bob O'Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a hill-covered...

Chico States Kayden Carpenter stays ahead of her opponent in the Triton Classic in this archived photo. Image from Gary W Towne.

Chico State men and women’s cross-country continues streak of CCAA titles

Ricardo Tovar // November 4, 2018

In what has become a yearly tradition over the last two decades, the Chico State men and women's cross-country teams won the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships on Saturday in San...

Senior Teddy Kassa focuses on the race. Image courtesy of Chico Wildcats.

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

Ricardo Tovar // September 12, 2018

Often times when one thinks of dominate collegiate programs they think of Alabama Football, University of Connecticut's Women’s Basketball and Duke's Men’s Basketball. Few in Chico are aware...

Photo credit: Sean Martens

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Justin Couchot // November 15, 2017
A look into the mind of one of Chico State's most successful coach, cross-country coach Gary Towne.
Junior runner Steven Martinez runs around the track during practice. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Kenta Mcafee // April 26, 2016
Junior runner Steven Martinez powers his way through a knee injury to attempt a shot at nationals.
The Chico State track and field team warms up for pole vaulting practice. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

Track and field team springs into action

Patrick Pace // February 22, 2016
'Cats hope to continue success in the CCAA.
Will Reyes won the CCAA Runner of the Year award as a key part of the mens sixth-place NCAA Championship run this season. Photo courtesy Gary Towne.

Chico State cross-country teams finish strong

December 14, 2015
After a very disappointing finish at last year's NCAA Championships, the Chico State men's and women's cross-country teams rejoined the top-10 finishers this season.
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