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Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Spring brings success for Chico State athletics

Andrew Baumgartner

May 15, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Mobile Headlines, Sports, Track and field

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 – Joseph Ilaoa

Wildcat of the Week – Joseph Ilaoa

Andrew Baumgartner

March 14, 2018


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

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

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

Andrew Baumgartner

March 12, 2018


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

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...

Chico State track team excels in Turlock

Chico State track team excels in Turlock

Andrew Baumgartner

March 4, 2018


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

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...

Wildcats track and field dominate Chico Multi Classic

Wildcats track and field dominate Chico Multi Classic

Andrew Baumgartner

February 24, 2018


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

In their first action of the year, Chico State track and field dominated the heptathlon and decathlon with senior Lane Andrews winning the decathlon and senior Melanie O'Brien winning the heptathlon.The Chico Multi Classic was held Thursday and Friday afternoon at Chico State.The men's track and field ...

Paralympic games has former wildcat running for gold

Paralympic games has former wildcat running for gold

George Johnston

August 20, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and field

Chico State track star Kym Crosby sat down with The Orion for a Q&A on her world trip to win a medal for Team USA. It's a blistering 95 degrees in Brazil. The lights are blindingly shinning down and the humidity is drenching, but former Chico State track runner Kym Crosby does not care. She's...

Tsang makes name for himself as discus thrower

Tsang makes name for himself as discus thrower

Danielle Pubill

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

Senior track and field thrower, Wade Tsang, has been throwing at distances that are placing among NCAA and NAIA athletes. Tsang is now less than 1 meter away from qualifying for the NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Tsang talked about how he began with sprinting in middle school and high school, but...

Former McFarland runner carries high school legacy

Former McFarland runner carries high school legacy

Esther Briggs

March 15, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Track and field

For first-year cross-country and track runner Veronica Garcia, the movie "McFarland, USA” (2015) is more than an inspirational sports dramatization. The story of a 1987 cross-country team put together by its coach, Jim White, happened right in her high school. Garcia began running in kindergarten,...

Chico State vaults into action at first track meet of the season

Chico State vaults into action at first track meet of the season

Jason Spies

March 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Wildcats walked away from the final day of the Kim Dust Invitational as winners. It was the first track and field meet of the season, and Chico State looked ready for it. The men and women scored 221 points to win top team honors and held off second place Modesto College.   Men’s Re...

From cross-country to track and field

From cross-country to track and field

January 28, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Track and field

For two Chico State athletes, competing year round comes with both challenges and excitement. Junior runners McCall Habermehl and Sadie Gastelum had two great cross-country seasons this past fall and will compete for the track and field team this spring. Habermehl placed 3rd at the CCAA Championships...

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Redshirting allows Wildcats to develop skills, work on academics

Breanna Barnard

May 4, 2015


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Track and field

Cardinal and white are known to be the official Chico State colors, and athletes represent these colors on their jerseys while they are competing. Some athletes choose to be different from the rest and "redshirt" during a season. These athletes do not physically wear a red shirt while they play, but these ...

Decathletes accept Webb Cup, named best in nation

Decathletes accept Webb Cup, named best in nation

Breanna Barnard

April 27, 2015


Filed under Track and field

Day one: 100-meter, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400-meter.Day two: 110-meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin, 1500-meter.No, this is not a two-day track meet with different people running at different times. These are 10 events all competed by one person in a matter of two days. It is calle...

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