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

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

Ricardo Tovar

November 4, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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 Bernardino. The men for the 17th time in row and the women for the 11th time in a row. Just as impressive, ...

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

What’s to Come for Chico State Cross Country

Ricardo Tovar

September 12, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Sports

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 of their own collegiate powerhouse, that powerhouse being Chico State Cross-Country.Now in his 23...

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Gary Towne and Chico State run the CCAA

Justin Couchot

November 15, 2017


Filed under Cross Country, Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports

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,...

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Runner uses grit and determination to overcome knee injury

Kenta Mcafee

April 26, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

By making second team All-American for cross country and placing in the top 20 for both the 5K and 10K meter race, junior runner Steven Martinez has proven he cannot be slowed down.Martinez suffered a knee injury in December while practicing and was unsure that he would be able to recover in time for ...

Track and field team springs into action

Track and field team springs into action

Patrick Pace

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Chico State men's and women's track and field team has dominated the CCAA conference, and they're looking to do it again in 2016. "We always want to win our conference, that's always a goal of ours," said long distance coach Gary Towne. "Our women have won a number in a row, and our men lost a nail-...

Chico State cross-country teams finish strong

Chico State cross-country teams finish strong

December 14, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The Wildcats rejoined the nation's elite, finishing the 2015 season off with the men's team placing sixth and the women’s taking fourth at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 21. The men’s team finished eight places better than last year while the women jumped nine places better than last year's pe...

Reyes leads men’s cross-country to victory

Reyes leads men’s cross-country to victory

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 29, 2015


Filed under Multimedia, Sports, Video

The saying goes, "Where there's a will, there's a way." Chico State men's cross-country runner, Will Reyes, has more than enough will and knows the way for success. At the Ash Creek Invitational on Sept. 11, junior cross country runner Will Reyes ran the 6,300 meter at a 4:32 mile pace a...

‘Cat tats earned in sweat, blood and hard work

‘Cat tats earned in sweat, blood and hard work

Kenta Mcafee

September 22, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Through hats, shirts and even tattoos, many Chico State student athletes represent their school with a lifelong commitment, but none more as a collective pack than the Chico State cross-country team.The Wildcat logo is often tatted on the thigh or calves of many current and past Chico State cross-co...

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...

Women’s cross-country season preview

Women’s cross-country season preview

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

August 31, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Since 2002, the Chico State women's cross-country team has been a staple in the nation's top 10 cross-country programs.Until last year. The team finished 13th in the nation last season to snap its streak of 12 straight finishes inside the top 10. "It was a little hard to swallow," senior Olivia Watt sai...

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 11, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

First-year runner Alex Burkhart is becoming a force on the track faster than you can say the name of her hometown, Rancho Cucamonga. Coming off her time at Los Osos High School, Burkhart has taken advantage of her opportunities and excelled in the steeplechase event for the Wildcats this spring. Steeplechase is a 3,...

Chico State faculty, staff hit the ground running

Chico State faculty, staff hit the ground running

Alisa Thorsen

March 9, 2015


Filed under Features

For many people, running the mile in high school physical education class was enough for a lifetime. But for some Chico State employees, running is not just a hobby — it's a way of life. Outside of the classroom, many professors participate in intensive marathon training in their spare tim...

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