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Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Wildcats await NCAA Championships

Emerson Keenan

May 11, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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 2010, including this year. Wildcat athletes and coaches also brought in a majority of the hardware at ...

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

Emerson Keenan

April 21, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

It’s not every day that an opportunity to compete against the Michael Jordan of your sport arises. For three Chico State decathletes, the chance arose for a few heats at the Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational decathlon in Santa Barbara. Senior decathletes J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk had the rare opportunity to compete with Ashton Eaton...

Track seniors stride to nationals

Track seniors stride to nationals

Lee Masten

March 24, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

One meet is all it took for three Chico State decathletes to qualify for the national meet in May. Seniors J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk finished with scores over the auto-qualifying mark of 7,000 points Feb. 27-28 at the Chico Multi-Event Classic. They will compete for the final time at the 2014 NCAA National Track and Field Championships in May. ̶...

Wildcats open season, crush records at Chico Multi-Event Classic

Wildcats open season, crush records at Chico Multi-Event Classic

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014


Filed under Track and field

J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk led the way on day one of the Chico Multi-Event Classic at University Stadium on Thursday.Patrick Smith posted 3,845 points, while Elsenbaumer and Brunk put up 3,795 and 3,780 points respectively, well beyond their marks from last year's event. The trio is also...

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