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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...

Junior middle distance runner Olivia Watt competes on March 14 at the Wildcat Invitational. Photo courtesy of Luke Reid

Watt leads on the track, inspires team to succeed

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // April 21, 2015

When junior distance runner Olivia Watt competes for Chico State, her energy can only be described as electric. The Morro Bay High School product has made as big of an impact on the track as she...

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

Whether it’s on the track or in the classroom, Wildcat of the Year nominee Kasey Barnett was on top during her senior season.Now the former pole vaulter has been nominated for the 2014 Orion Sports...

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

In 2015, Kym Crosby will toe the line to compete against athletes from around the world. Crosby, a junior sprinter for Chico State women’s track and field team, has officially been made...

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

Losing 17 seniors doesn't happen every day. When it does, it can really hurt a team. Chico State men's track and field coach, Oliver Hanf, came prepared by bringing in a fresh class of 15 athletes to replenish...

Chico State long jumper leaps through the air earlier this season Photo credit: Emily Teague

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Emerson Keenan // May 11, 2014

Winning the California Collegiate Athletic Association men and women’s track and field championships is becoming a norm for Chico State. Both teams have won the annual championship every year since...

Robert Nooney to take over as women’s track and field coach

Greg Silvia // October 14, 2013

The Chico State women’s track and field team has hired Robert Nooney as its new head coach for the upcoming season. Nooney, a Chico State alumnus and All-American in the decathlon in 2008, will take...

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