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Hailey Fune is currently a senior at Chico High School and has participated in the track and field team all four years. Photo credit: Karina Cope

Athlete to watch: Hailey Fune

Karina Cope // October 1, 2019

Big things have come from track and field star, Hailey Fune, recently and she expects to see bigger things from herself in the near future. Fune, now a senior at Chico High, made her claim to fame when...

Michelle Holt competing in the 100 hurdles at the 2018 Wildcat invite on March 10. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Chico State preview: track & field poised to continue dominating

Noah Andrews // February 22, 2019

Chico State's track and field program has demonstrated an unparalleled level of success throughout the last few years. Last season, the men's team won their third straight California Collegiate Athletic...

J Patrick Smith, third from left, competes alongside Olympic medalist Ashton Eaton in March 2014. Photo courtesy of Kevin Brunk

Wildcat of the Year nominee: J Patrick Smith

Nick Reddy // December 10, 2014
Chico State alumnus J Patrick Smith capped a legendary career in 2014. Now, he's been nominated for the 2014 Wildcat of the Year.
Kasey Barnett, former Chico State pole vaulter, during practice in 2014. Orion File Photo

Wildcat of the Year nominee: Kasey Barnett

Lars Gustafson // December 8, 2014
Former Chico State pole vaulter Kasey Barnett has been nominated for the Orion Sports 2014 Wildcat of the Year.
Chico State track and field runner Kym Crosby prepares to toe the line to compete with Team USA. Photo courtesy of Kym Crosby

Chico State runner makes Team USA

Jose Olivar // October 29, 2014
Kym Crosby was recently invited to be a part of Team USA's Paralympic team, where she will get the chance to qualify for 2016's Paralympic games in Brazil.
Thirteen of the 15 incoming recruits for the Chico State mens track and field team. In the middle of them is the new athletes mantra: respect, optimism and discipline. Photo Courtesy Oliver Hanf

Wildcats track and field bringing big crop of recruits

Emerson Keenan // October 12, 2014
The Chico State men's and women's track and field teams brought in a big class of transfers and freshmen to replace the big class of seniors leaving.
Former track and field athlete Kasey Barnett was named Chico States female athlete of the year, as well as the California Collegiate Athletic Association Female-Scholar Athlete of the Year. Photo credit: Maisee Lee

Barnett named CCAA Female Scholar-Athlete of Year

Jose Olivar // September 10, 2014
Following her final season as a Wildcat, Chico State pole vaulter Kasey Barnett became the first female Chico State athlete to win the CCAA Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Chico State athletic director Anita Barker led the department to sixth place in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup Standings. Photo courtesy Chico Wildcats

Chico State athletics place 6th in Directors’ Cup

Emerson Keenan // September 9, 2014
10 Chico State teams made it to NCAA berths in 2013-2014, earning the 'Cats a top-10 place out of 246 Division II schools in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
Chico State long jumper leaps through the air earlier this season Photo credit: Emily Teague

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Emerson Keenan // May 11, 2014
After multiple California Collegiate Athletic Association titles, a handful of track and field athletes are likely headed to Michigan for NCAA championships.
John Brunk, Theodore Elsenbaumer and J Patrick Smith compete alongside Olympic medalist Ashton Eaton. Photo courtesy of Kevin Brunk.

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Emerson Keenan // April 21, 2014
Three Chico State athletes got a rare opportunity to compete against a variety of Olympic runners at the Sam Adams Combined Events decathlon.
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