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Wildcats give Division I competitors a tough time

Joshua Cummings and Isaiah Roybal running a medley race at University Stadium, Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

April 15, 2019

Chico State headed to UC Davis in an effort to show Division I competitors what they were capable of. Both men and women’s Track and Field made their presence known at the Woody Wilson Classic as they dominated and posted 23 personal records collectively. Men’s Track It was a successful Saturd...

Wildcats Track and Field perform strong despite rain

Chico State warming up and practicing the pole-vault on Saturday at the University Track Stadium. Photo credit: Matthew Ferreira

Matthew Ferreira

March 10, 2019

Chico State hosted the Wildcat Invitational track meet Saturday at University Track Stadium. Both the men’s and women’s teams performed well at the invitational with many personal records being set, as well as having a few top-three finishes. One of the main focuses of the stadium was the weather....

Sprinting back into the track and field season

Teddy Kassa followed by Jason Intravaia in the distance medley relay. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

February 24, 2019

The track and field team kicked off their season early Saturday morning with a welcoming scrimmage between the Cardinal and White Intrasquads. Although the scrimmage performance was not for any season record, it showed the skill level both teams are starting the season with. “Coming out here and...

Pole vaulter for Chico State’s track team looks to the future

Chico State pole vaulter Lance Huber hopes to make the 2024 Olympics. Photo courtesy of Lance Huber

Andrew Baumgartner

February 25, 2018

Lance Huber is only a freshman on Chico State's track team, but he has his eyes set on getting to the Olympics in the future. Huber is a business major and a pole vaulter for the track and field team at Chico State and is from Loomis, California. "I want to make it to nationals, make podium in...

Track and field team springs into action

The Chico State track and field team warms up for pole vaulting practice. Photo credit: Cam Lesslie

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-...

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Tristan Lake hands off the baton to Lane Andrews on March 14 at the Chico State invitational. Photo courtesy of Phillip Bailey.

Dylan Wakefield

April 12, 2015

For the four men on Chico State's track and field 4x400 relay team, it is the collective mindset and support within the quartet that makes them successful. The four-man band consists of: junior hurdler Tristan Lake, junior 400-meter runner Geoff Brown, sophomore decathlete Lane Andrews and juni...

Wildcats defend home turf

Junior Phil Bailey competed in the pole vault competition during the Wildcat Invitational on March 14. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Breanna Barnard

March 20, 2015

The Wildcat Invitational kicked off with the Chico State women's track and field team sweeping in almost every event.No NCAA Provisional or Automatic qualifying marks were made on the women's side, but the men had four.In the finals for the 100 meter hurdles on the women side, the 'Cats swept first through forth giving ...

‘Cats kick off spring track and field season

Julie Finn, junior on Chico State’s cross-country and track and field teams, sets up to practice for the 1500-meter event. Photo credit: Zach Aucella

Breanna Barnard

March 7, 2015

From Thursday to Friday, Chico State men's and women's track and field teams took part in the 30th annual Chico Multi Classic meet.Heptathletes and decathletes from the team started the season with great performances in multiple events in the two day event.Thursday kicked off the beginning of the Chico Multi Classic meet.S...

Strong second day at track championships

Chico State track and field athlete Olivia Watt. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Angelo Boscacci

May 2, 2014

The second day of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship closed with both Chico State's mens and women's track teams finishing strong. On the mens side, freshmen Scott Pater came in first place in the 100-meter yard dash with a time of 11.15 seconds. Teammate Adam Nikssarian finishe...

Wildcat decathletes dash against world-class competition

John Brunk, Theodore Elsenbaumer and J Patrick Smith compete alongside Olympic medalist Ashton Eaton. Photo courtesy of Kevin Brunk.

Emerson Keenan

April 21, 2014

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...

Athletes shine through rain

Senior catcher Jake Bailey discusses playing in the rain. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Ryan Grady

March 11, 2014

Slippery hands, drenched uniforms and muddy cleats all come along for the ride while competing in a downpour.Adjusting to the differences in game play while at the whim of the weather is another task completely for three Chico State athletes.Sometimes baseball games are called due to the rain. This is the worst...

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

Senior decathlete John Brunk. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014

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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