Runners upset in the heat

October 8, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College cross-country teams competed without their top runners, mostly due to injuries, and settled for sixth place finishes at the Foothill Invitational Friday in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Valley College won the men’s team title while Cuyamaca College won the women’s championship. ELAC sophomore Cristian Flores placed sixth in San Bernardino in the men’s four-mile race and was named to his first ever…

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Huskies ranked after upset wins

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles cross country women’s cross country team scored two upset victories against ranked teams while its top runner, sophomore Laura Aceves, took first at the Golden West Invite Saturday in Huntington Beach. As a result, ELAC moved into the polls as the 14th ranked team in the Southern California. East Los Angeles College placed eighth outscoring ninth place finisher Palomar College by three points….

October 1, 2014
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Huskies run to All-Meet teams

September 6, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College sophomores Laura Aceves and Andres De La Cruz and were named to the 2014 Rio Hondo Cross Country Classic All-Meet Top-10 Teams in the Huskies’ season opener Sept. 5. Defending women’s individual state champion Aceves took second place behind internationally acclaimed Nigerian runner, Aminat Olowora, now a student at Southwestern College. Olowora clocked in 16:33.00 minutes, in the meet’s five kilometer women’s race….

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Track and Field scores top 10 results statewide

By Tadzio Garcia The freshman-laden track and field team began the 2013 campaign with some impressive showings at the Mt. San Antonio College Season Opener last Friday. Sophomore Olivia Reyes won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase by running under 12 minutes for the first time in her Husky career. She ran 11:34.80, outdistancing runner-up Rosa Lima of El Camino College by almost 1 1/2 minutes. Reyes returns to the team after…

February 14, 2013
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East LA College runners advance to state

November 4, 2012

By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team and Megan Magdaleno from the women’s team advanced out of the SoCal Championships to the State Championships. The state finals will be at Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 17, beginning at 10am. The Huskies ran away with two huge upsets. SoCal’s No. 14-ranked Huskies edged No. 12 Santa Barbara City College by nine points to take 10th place over the…

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East LA College Scoreboard, Week 10

November 4, 2012

    By Tadzio Garcia The cross country and football teams highlight this past week in East Los Angeles College sports.  The men’s soccer team tied, while the women’s soccer team survived a red-card fest in a 3-1 loss. The volleyball team lost a nail-biter. Football chooses collegiality over first-stringers In the last two weeks, winless El Camino College Compton Center lost to Mountain Conference rivals Victor Valley College, 65-28,…

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East LA runners advance to SoCal Championships

October 28, 2012

  By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team did the impossible. They sported a full team for the first time this season. As a result, they walked away with a postseason bid with two upsets over ranked teams at the South Coast Conference Championships at Griffith Park last Saturday. The women’s team did not qualify. They lost the final bid to Golden West College, a team they beat twice…

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East L.A. College runners win second title

By Tadzio Garcia   The No. 14 men’s cross country team has been making headlines all season. Move over men, the women’s team has arrived—again. For possibly the first time in ELAC history, the women’s team won its second championship title in one season. The Huskies won the Annual San Diego Invitational last Saturday. Results included the first place Huskies, who scored 39 points, outrunning runner-up San Diego Mesa College (47…

October 9, 2012
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No. 13 ELAC runners glide to fifth

September 24, 2012

  By Tadzio Garcia   The No.13-ranked East Los Angeles cross country men’s team took fifth place out of 15 teams, their best in years, at the Golden West Invitational last Friday, Sept. 21 in Huntington Beach. Andres De La Cruz placed 11th  in 21:09 minutes to earn a spot on his second All Top-14 team this season. “I am happy with the race results both for myself and for…

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Runners take 10th at SoCal Preview

By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team raced to a 10th place at the SoCal Preview for the first time since 2007 at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa last Saturday; this without two of the Huskies’ top runners. The women’s team placed 16th out of 27 teams in the biggest meet of the year prior to the post season, which included almost 600 runners in total that competed…

September 17, 2012
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