By Tadzio Garcia
The East Los Angeles College women’s swim and dive team upset Long Beach City College with a 133-125 win in the Vikings pool, March 28.
ELAC shutout Los Angeles Trade College, 192-0 also in the double-dual meet in Long Beach.
The two wins vaulted the Huskies from seventh to a fifth place tie with Long Beach in the final dual meet head-to-head South Coast Conference competition at 3-5. Mt. San Antonio College finished in first place at 8-0 in dual-meet competition.
The SCC finals begin tomorrow at Mt. San Antonio College and concluded Saturday night. Each day the Mt. SAC pool will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for competition. There will be prelims and finals each session.
The Huskies ended the regular season outscoring Cypress College for ninth place at the Pasadena Invitational April 4-5. ELAC freshmen scored most of the teams 177 points at the Pasadena Invitational.
Alice Fei Zhang won the 200-meter butterfly. Carmen Portillo, who has consistently been improving throughout the season took, swam a personal record to take second place.
Zhang had personal records in the 100-yard fly and 50-yard freestyle placing third in each event. She also swam a personal record in the 50 breaststroke while placing second.
Daisy Gomez scored 120.7 points, a personal record. She was introduced to the sport this semester while a member of the swim team because the Huskies did not have a diver.
“I tried it and agreed to do it because I had the chance to get points for the team,” Gomez said. The team’s name then changed to the swim and dive team.
Wenning Shen placed fourth in the 100-individual medley event.
ELAC results at the Pasadena invitational, are as follows:
Daisy Gomez, seventh place
Veronica Orantes (66)
Monique Ortega (39)
100 individual medley
Carmen Portillo (2)
Jokabeth Vicente (33)
Veronica Orantes (29)