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Wildcat of the Week – Michelle Holt

Wildcat of the Week – Michelle Holt

Andrew Baumgartner

March 28, 2018


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Michelle Holt is a sprinter for Chico State's track and field team. Holt is in her sophomore year as a kinesiology major and has had early success as a Wildcat so far this season. She placed first in the 100 and 200-meter dash at the Wildcat Invitational March 10. She is also a part of the 4x400 relay...

Wildcat Invitational a success for Chico State Track and Field

Wildcat Invitational a success for Chico State Track and Field

Andrew Baumgartner

March 10, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Showcase, Sports, Track and field

After a few road track meets, the Chico State Track and Field athletes were ready for their first home meet of the year at the Wildcat Invitational held at University Stadium. The Wildcats were successful in their first home meet of the year taking first place in 16 of the 38 events.One of the notable f...

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

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

Andrew Baumgartner

February 25, 2018


Filed under Mobile Headlines, Sports, Track and field

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

Track and field team springs into action

Patrick Pace

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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

4×400 relay team generates synergy on the track

Dylan Wakefield

April 12, 2015


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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

Wildcats defend home turf

Breanna Barnard

March 20, 2015


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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

‘Cats kick off spring track and field season

Breanna Barnard

March 7, 2015


Filed under Track and field

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

Strong second day at track championships

Angelo Boscacci

May 2, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

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

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...

Athletes shine through rain

Athletes shine through rain

Ryan Grady

March 11, 2014


Filed under Sports

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

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

Nicholas Woodard

February 28, 2014


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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...

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Racing to the 2016 Olympic trials

Greg Silvia

January 28, 2014


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Two Wildcat alumni will be heading to the 2016 Olympic marathon trials after they scored top-10 finishes at the USA half marathon trials. Alia Gray and Kara Lubieniecki, teammates and best friends since meeting in 2007 on the Chico State campus, finished ninth and 10th respectively, at the Chevron...

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