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Morgan Pope has been chasing her dreams since childhood

State Hornet Staff

February 25, 2014


Filed under Cross Country

Most 2-year-olds grow up running around the house, but Sacramento State senior sprinter Morgan Pope grew up running around the track.Since she could walk, Pope’s life has been consumed by track and has spent time perfecting her craft.“We figured she had a special talent when she was really young...

Track and field changes tactics for outdoor season

Track and field changes tactics for outdoor season

State Hornet Staff

February 18, 2014


Filed under Cross Country

In most sports, athletes compete in one season, they qualify for one postseason, and take home one trophy.Track and Field is not one of those sports.Track has the rare distinction of having two different seasons in one calendar year, and by no means are they the same."The biggest difference is that the tra...

Athlete credits foundation of faith for track and field success

State Hornet Staff

February 12, 2014


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

The phrase, “hard work pays off” is usually a statement that resonates with college students who often go to extraordinary lengths to achieve their goals.Zach Coniglio is no exception.As a senior thrower for the Sacramento State track team, Coniglio worked his way up from track as his third sport, ...

Reesey Byers on the running path to success

Satchi Hover

November 6, 2013


Filed under Cross Country

Reesey Byers overcame challenges that could have deterred his path toward becoming the face of the Sacramento State cross country team. A native of Bakersfield, Calif., Byers was born 3 months early and weighed only 2 pounds and 15 ounces. The doctors told his mother that he would not make it, but he ...

Cross country coach overcame obstacles to get to Sac State

Satchi Hover

October 9, 2013


Filed under Cross Country

If you ask Sacramento State cross country head coach Joe Eby about achieving personal goals in the face of adversity, he could tell you a thing or two about doing as much – and then some.The first-year head coach from Ravenna, Ohio began his pursuit of a cross country career when he was a junior in high school. He had...

Sac State could not keep pace at Inter-Regional Jamboree

Satchi Hover

October 5, 2013


Filed under Cross Country

Sacramento State’s cross country team hosted the Inter-Regional Jamboree at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex Thursday.The men’s team finished seventh in the 8K with 221 team points while the women finished fourth in the 5K with 102 team points.Senior Reesey Byers led the men’s squad, placing 6th with a tim...

Sac State men’s and women’s cross country impress at Stanford Invitational

Satchi Hover

October 1, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Sacramento State’s cross-country team completed the Stanford Invitational Saturday with the women’s side finishing 2nd in the 6k run and the men landing in 7th for the 8k run.Seniors Rachel Mitchell and Lauren Mugnaini both finished with times of 21:30 for the women, ranking fifth and sixth individually. Stanf...

Hornet Jamboree a place for runners to show their skills

Satchi Hover

September 13, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, Sports

Sacramento State’s cross country team will host the Hornet Jamboree, which invites collegiate and regional high school runners Saturday at Granite Regional Park.The Jamboree is one of three home meets for the Hornets. Kathleen Raske, Director of Cross Country, views the competition as an opportunit...

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