Track and field produces records during spring vacation

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College men and women’s track and field team did it again. The Huskies produced personal records that include top state times last week in San Diego and Walnut, Calif. ELAC competed in the non-scoring Arnie Robinson Invite in San Diego, April 4-5 and Mt. San Antonio College Relays Saturday producing the most personal records in one meet this season. Jorge Romo placed No….

April 16, 2014
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Huskies are peaking before conference finals

  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…

April 10, 2014
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ELAC runners finish seventh at Mt. SAC Invite

By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies dropped out of the SoCal rankings despite taking seventh place out of 21 teams racing at the 2012 Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invite Friday, Oct. 12. Host Mt. San Antonio College edged the Huskies by 13 points to take sixth place because the Huskies ran short missing three of their top runners. The Huskies however edged Pima Community College from Arizona by…

October 14, 2012
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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

  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…

September 24, 2012
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Cross Country teams are making strides

By Tadzio Garcia The men’s cross country team raced to a top-ten finish 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 in the biggest meet of the regular season, hosted by Orange Coast College. The SoCal Preview included almost 600 runners in total. Several runners were treated for heat-related…

September 20, 2012
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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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Barnes top runner at SCC finals

All-American Shawnta (Shawn-tay) Barnes continues her history-making season after winning three individual South Coast Conference titles at El Camino College Compton Center last week. Barnes was named top women’s runner of the meet by the coaches. Barnes won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the women’s long jump titles in the SCC finals. Barnes ran her fastest time ever in the 100 dash, during the SCC prelims, Tuesday, April…

May 4, 2012
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ELAC track and field team raises own bar

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies posted 17 career-best individual results in the last two weeks of track and field meets continuing to peak just a mere two weeks before the South Coast Conference finals. In their most recent competition, seven Huskies raised their own bar with personal best records at Pasadena City College on March 24. Ten Huskies did the same at Occidental College and Cal State Northridge on Friday, March…

April 8, 2012
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ELAC Track and Field opens strong

By Tadzio Garcia The track and field team came home with some individual community college statewide rankings while competing against top universities and colleges at the Long Beach State Classic on March 3. Shawnta Barnes, won her 200-meter dash heat, edging USC’s Charity Bruce for third place overall out of 69 sprinters. Barnes is ranked No. 3 in this event for community colleges. Barnes placed third in the javelin and…

March 14, 2012
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