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Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Endurance event tests Wildcat athletes

Emerson Keenan

April 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

A sport originating with runners dashing from one church to another and prancing over streams and walls during the 1800s in England eventually became an event in track and field. Steeplechase combines long-distance running with the skill of hurdling. During a 3,000-meter race, athletes must ru...

Relay team records huge time at Twilight Meet

Relay team records huge time at Twilight Meet

Nicholas Woodard

April 13, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The 400-meter relay team of Joey Johnson, J Patrick Smith, Theodore Elsenbaumer and John Brunk ran the sixth fastest time in school history, 41.15 seconds, at the Twilight Invitational Meet on Saturday.Four other Wildcats grabbed provisional qualifying marks: Alex McGuirk and Dayne Gradone in the 1,500 met...

Chico State dominates at home invitational

Chico State dominates at home invitational

Nicholas Woodard

March 30, 2014


Filed under Sports, Track and field

The Chico State men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Chico State Four-Year Invitational and dominated. Both teams won 12 events on the way to team wins.Dallas Wilson led the men with two first place finishes in the shot put and discus. His marks of 48 feet, 9.5 inches and 147-8 were personal bests.Joey Johnson won the...

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Alumni talent returns for annual meet

Ryan Grady

February 17, 2014


Filed under Sports

Familiar faces filled Chico State’s track Saturday for its annual alumni meet. It was a cold day, but that didn’t slow down any of the energy that was brought to the track. The day started off with head coach Oliver Hanf bringing everyone in for a team huddle and a slow clap, which brought the kind of atmosphere from a real meet...

Wildcats share gameday preparation rituals

Wildcats share gameday preparation rituals

Ryan Grady

February 13, 2014


Filed under Sports

  Gameday preparation can determine if athletes hurdle their way over the competition or get hit in the head with a bat. Keeping the energy up throughout the day is most important, said Michael Kicenski, a junior who competes in the high jump for the Chico State track and field team. ...

Sights set on Rio

Sights set on Rio

Nicholas Woodard

September 18, 2013


Filed under Sports

In high school, Kym Crosby never thought she’d be able to run track at a higher level. But now, after two years of sprinting for Chico State, Crosby has run her way to an invitation to the Paralympics — all without the ability to see. “I’m still amazed by it,” Crosby said. “I never in a million years ...

Chico State athletes look to score big points, good grades

Chico State athletes look to score big points, good grades

TaylorMaddox

September 17, 2013


Filed under Sports

Do you ever find yourself hopelessly adrift in a sea of homework? Buried by due dates and midterms? Imagine how Chico State’s student athletes feel. Every semester, some of Chico State’s brightest students hope to establish a healthy balance between their scholastic and athletic demands. W...

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