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Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

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 hometown’s own Chico State.Giannini grew up in Chico and joined the cross country team after one o...

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

Noah Andrews

April 17, 2019

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest competitor. And what do you tend to try and do to your greatest competition? Beat them in every way...

Game of genders: comparing women and men in sports

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, races, classes and even genders. However, this is not always the case, and many athletes have c...

Wildcat of the week- Jack Emanuel

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 this season; five of those being first place wins for the Wildcats. He finished 34th out of 203 in...

Wildcats cross-country ends with top ten finishes

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 course. The muddy terrain forced runners to use half-inch spikes. Coach Gary Towne said it was one of ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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