The Orion

First-year runner sprints into action for Wildcats

First-year runner Alex Burkhart competes in the steeplechase at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on April 4. Photo courtesy of Alex Burkhart

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

April 11, 2015

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,...

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Junior steeplechase athlete Alex McGuirk. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Emerson Keenan

April 15, 2014

A sport originating with runners dashing from one church to another and prancing over streams and walls during the 1800s in England eventually became an event in track and field. Steeplechase combines long-distance running with the skill of hurdling. During a 3,000-meter race, athletes must ru...

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