The Orion

Three runners with three different backgrounds

Photo by Julian Mendoza

Alex Martin, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Three standout athletes on the track and field team have shown exceptional talent this season. They come from different backgrounds and participate in different events, yet share the same love for Chico State athletics. Paul Kostyshak is a sophomore pole vaulter and exercise physiology major. He i...

Chico State cross country commit finds himself right at home.

Chico High's Charlie Giannini (center) and parents Meghan Callahan (left) and Scott Giannini (right) smile during a ceremony Wednesday at Williams Theater in Chico where the senior signed his letter of intent with the Chico State men's cross-country team. (Will Denner -- Enterprise-Record)

Matthew Ferreira

April 22, 2019

Each year, student-athletes from all over the country decide which school they are going to compete for on the collegiate level.For Chico High’s cross country star Charlie Giannini, that was his hometown’s own Chico State.Giannini grew up in Chico and joined the cross country team after one o...

Wildcats get “Last Chance” to compete before tournaments.

Lyndsey Settle running a sprint at University Stadium, Photo Courtesy of Sports Information

Matthew Ferreira

April 22, 2019

The Chico State track and field team got a final opportunity to prepare for the California Collegiate Athletic Association championships when they competed in the Yuba Last Chance Invitational Saturday.They Wildcats had a strong day overall as a team and won 11 of the 21 events that they competed in.The te...

It’s Wyatt Baxter’s time

#16 Wyatt Baxter is a dual-sport athlete who runs cross-country in the Fall and the men's 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters for track in the spring. 
Image courtesy: Chico sports information

Noah Andrews

April 17, 2019

Growing up with a sibling that plays the same sport as you has positives and negatives.On the one hand, you always have somebody to practice or play with. On the other hand, they often become your greatest competitor. And what do you tend to try and do to your greatest competition? Beat them in every way...

How athletes deal with their worst nightmare-injuries

Alexandria Tucker has returned to competing while Brennan Wheeler (left) and Derek Morton (right) are still in the recovery process. Photo credit: Brian Luong

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

March 13, 2019

As an athlete, the most important thing you can do is to keep your body well-maintained throughout the season. But with sports being as unpredictable as they are, injuries can occur in the blink of an eye.“You put all this time and effort into things just like writing a paper and the word docu...

Chico State preview: track & field poised to continue dominating

Michelle Holt competing in the 100 hurdles at the 2018 Wildcat invite on March 10. Photo credit: Martin Chang

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 Association championship. It was their 14th conference title in the last 15 seasons. The women's team fi...

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Wildcats third baseman Cameron Santos rounds second base in a matchup against Fresno Pacific. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Andrew Baumgartner

May 15, 2018

The 2018 Spring semester is coming to a close at Chico State and it's time to reflect on what happened during the season.BaseballThe Chico State baseball team finished there 2018 season with an overall record of 31-22. The Wildcats played their best at home with an 18-10 record at Nettleton Stadium w...

Wildcat of the Week – Michelle Holt

Chico State Track and Field sprinter Michelle Holt. Photo by Kate Angeles.

Andrew Baumgartner

March 28, 2018

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 of the Week – Joseph Ilaoa

Chico State track and field thrower Joseph Ilaoa hopes to go pro after college. Photo credit: Carly Maxstone

Andrew Baumgartner

March 14, 2018

Joseph Ilaoa is a thrower for Chico State's track and field team. Ilaoa is in his junior year and continues to excel at the discus, shot put and hammer throws in his time as a Wildcat. Ilaoa's most recent success includes his finishes at the Kim Duyst Invitational in Turclock where he finished second in...

Chico State’s 4×400 track team places first in tournament

Jenavieve Turner is an anchor for the Chico State women's 4x400 track and field team. Photo credit: Andrew Baumgartner

Andrew Baumgartner

March 12, 2018

Hard work has been paying off for the Chico State track and field team and last weekend's track meet results showed just that.The Chico State men and women’s 4x400 squad A teams each took first place in last weekend’s Kim Duyst Invitational, hosted by Stanislaus State.Hasani Barrett and Jena...

Wildcat Invitational a success for Chico State Track and Field

Karndeep Johl takes second place in the men's 100 meter dash. Photo credit: Martin Chang

Andrew Baumgartner

March 10, 2018

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...

Chico State track team excels in Turlock

Tyler Arroyo placed first in the men's high jump. Photo Courtesy: Chico Wildcats

Andrew Baumgartner

March 4, 2018

Before the final event could start, the meet had to be delayed 45 minutes due to lightning in the area.The Chico State Wildcats track and field team competed in Turlock, CA Friday and Saturday and finished with some top results. Both the men and women's events saw a couple of first place finishes for the...

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