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Worth Sharing: 13 Track and Field Athletes Earn All-Region Honors

The Wildcat Statue sits proudly in the twilight.
Jason Halley / University Photographer

The Wildcat Statue, designed by Washington-based artist Matthew Gray Parker, the seven-foot-long, 1,500-pound bronze statue is a replication of the native bobcat (Lynx rufus californicus), which the student body declared as the University’s mascot in 1924, seen in Wildcat Plaza on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Chico, Calif. (Jason Halley/University Photographer/CSU Chico)

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Awards and Activities

Thirteen members of the Chico State track and field team earned All-Region honors, recognized by the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Nicole Anthony (steeplechase) and Alexandria Tucker (10,000 meters) received honors on the women’s side. On the men’s side, Tyler Arroyo (high jump), Eddie King (5,000 and 10,000 meters), Wyatt Baxter (10,000 meters), Michael Good (800 meters), Jack Johnson (steeplechase), Lance Huber (pole vault), Derek Morton (800 meters), Kristofer Castillo (100 meters), Zehr Blanco (pole vault), and Isaiah Roybal (long jump) were all recognized. Additionally, head track and field coach Oliver Hanf was named the USTFCCCA West Region Coach of the Year.

Karlie Garcia and Wyatt Baxter received First Team honors as part of the 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District Track and Field/Cross Country Team.

Arroyo was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Men’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

The Board of Supervisors for Butte County passed a resolution recognizing Chico State for the mutual aid it provided during the Camp Fire disaster response and recovery efforts.