By Tadzio Garcia
Spring vacation was anything but a break for the East Los Angeles College track and field team. The Huskies produced 34 personal records in three meets on five different days last week.
“We’re working on getting better each day for the South Coast Conference finals,” Gonzalo Ceja, ELAC distance runner, said.
The Huskies have a bye next week then travel to Long Beach City College to compete in the SCC prelims and championships on April 22 and 25, respectively.
Freshman Laura Aceves All-American in cross country, ran a personal record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase run winning the event at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays yesterday.
Sophomore Gonzalo Ceja took second place in the men’s steeplechase, a personal record, while also competing against top California community college competition in the Mt. SAC Relys.
Jorge Romo took 14th place at the Southern California Decathlon Championships April 8-9, which were also held at Mt. SAC.
He was in seventh place after the first day of competition because of results that included four personal records from five events.
ELAC also competed in the non-scoring Arnie Robinson Invite April 4-5 at San Diego Mesa College.
Personal record results for ELAC this past week included:
Pedro Mariscal and Jorge Romo, each 11.58* seconds, Jimmy Palencia (12.35)
Pedro Mariscal (23.59), William Hang (25.02)
Adrian Gaytan (2:00.41 minutes), Viridana Hernandez (2:42.00)
Gonzalo Ceja (4:08.31), Amy Herrera (6:04.56)
Kris Chacon (15:55.63), Carlos Lopez (16.12.83)
Ceja (9:39.42*), Aceves (11:13.66*)
Romo (51.04*), Palencia (57.97), Luis Hernandez (59.76)
Mariscal, Ceja, Adrian Gaytan, Romo (44.92)
David Jimenez, Mariscal, Hernandez, Romo (3:32.06*)
Robert Villafan (40.03* meters), Hernandez (38.77 meters)
Daniel Romero (44.15 meters*), Abraham Islas (42.73 meters)
Palencia – 100 dash, long jump, pole vault*, 110m hurdles
Romo – 100 dash, high jump*, javelin, 400 meter run, shot put
*Top team performance