East Los Angeles College building sports dynasty

  By William Hernandez It has been awhile since the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department has accomplished as much all-around success as they have in 2014. When the regular season concluded for spring sports last month, ELAC had seven teams competing in the California Community College Athletic Association postseason including the swim and dive team and track and field men’s and women’s teams. “From top to bottom its probably been…

May 20, 2014
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Track and field gets fourth, fifth in conference

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College men’s track and field team placed fourth in the South Coast Conference finals April 25 at Long Beach City College. The women’s team finished fifth, 12 points ahead of rival Los Angeles Trade Tech College. ELAC outscored El Camino College Compton Center by 23 points and host Long Beach by 27. The women’s team had last outscored all three colleges in the SCC…

April 26, 2014
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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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Former East Los Angeles College athlete ends 2012 Olympics run

By Tadzio Garcia Former East Los Angeles College Husky Kenneth Medwood’s 2012 Olympics run ended while local athlete Kim Rhode became the first American to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games. Medwood, representing Belize, was one of 24 athletes that advanced to the 400-meter hurdles semifinals out of the first round. Medwood, who was the flag bearer for Belize in the opening ceremonies, clocked in at 49.87 seconds,…

August 6, 2012
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Barnes is top scorer in state

FIRST AT LAST—ELAC’s Shawnta Barnes (center) wins the first Husky title at the SoCal finals in 13 years by edging Chiza Eze (right of Barnes) of LA Valley College last Saturday at San Diego Mesa College. CN/Tadzio Garcia By Denise Orozco and Tadzio Garcia The women’s track and field team stamped their ticket to the state finals with a stellar performance by All-American Shawnta Barnes at the SoCal finals at San Diego Mesa College,…

May 16, 2012
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SCC track and field prelims and finals produced top-10 results

By Tadzio Garcia The 2012 South Coast Conference prelims and some finals, held at El Camino College Compton Center Tuesday April 24, produced some personal records that are top-10 results in the state for community colleges. East Los Angeles College’s Shawnta Barnes won in the 100-meter dash, in 11.92 seconds. It is the fourth fastest time in the state. Barnes advances to the SCC finals. Barnes won two other prelim events…

April 27, 2012
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