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All-West Region Honors Presented to 20 Wildcat Track & Field Athletes

Published On: May 21 2013 09:59:14 PM CDT
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 The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has named All-Region honorees for the 2012-13 Division II outdoor track & field season, and as in past years, Chico State is well represented.

The Wildcat men’s team, ranked 12th nationwide heading into this week’s NCAA Track & Field Championships, and the No. 16 Chico State women’s team totaled a combined 20 athletes receiving All-West Region recognition.


For Isaac Chavez, Anthony Costales, Aimee Rodgers and Amy Schnittger, it was the third time they have been named All-West Region in their Chico State careers.

Six other Wildcats – Hakeem Dyson, J Patrick Smith, Dayne Gradone, Adrian Sherrod, Robin Hannah and Bridget McClarrinon – received the USTFCCCA’s All-West Region honor for the second time.


Barnett, Chavez, Costales, Gradone, Smith and TheodoreElsenbaumer were each named 2013 All-West Region in multiple events.


The Chico State All-West Region track & field athletes include:



Kasey Barnett – Pole vault & long jump

Natalie Galvan – 3,000-meter steeplechase

Kelly Gundert – Pole vault

Robin Hannah – Heptathlon

Bridget McClarrinon – Javelin

Sara Mikesell – 10,000-meter run

Aimee Rodgers – 400-meter hurdles

Amy Schnittger – 3, 000-meter steeplechase

Brooke Shepard – Shot put



Isaac Chavez – 5,000- & 10,000-meter runs

Anthony Costales – 5,000- & 10,000 meter runs

Dayne Gradone – 5,000- & 10,000-meter runs

J Patrick Smith – Decathlon & 110-meter hurdles

Theodore Elsenbaumer – Decathlon & 400-meter hurdles

Hakeem Dyson – 110-meter hurdles

Andrew Kokinakes – 400-meter hurdles

Alex McGuirk – 3,000-meter steeplechase

Anthony Palermini – 1,500-meter run

Johnny Sanchez – 10,000-meter run

Adrian Sherrod – 5,000-meter run


Chico State’s 20 All-West Region awards were the most of any California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) school.