Former Husky trains to represent Mexico in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

By Noe Ortega Passion and dedication is what drives former East Los Angeles College student Laura Aceves who plans on representing Mexico by competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. “I feel confident, it’s a lot of work and I know there are a lot of athletes out there trying their best to make it, so it’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Aceves said. “I believe that I…

November 5, 2017

Sports Briefs

Volleyball Volleyball improved to 10-8 overall, after beating Chaffey College 3-1 in sets played. This was thier second win in a row.   Water Polo Water Polo won 14-13 on the road against Rio Hondo Wednesday, to go 6-10 overall on the season. Freshman Amy Cervantes contributed 6 points in the victory. Cross Country Grecia Estrada placed in the top 10 among community college women and men’s cross country finished…

October 25, 2017

Sports Briefs

Football The football team demolished Los Angeles Southwest College 71-13 to win its second straight game. During the win-streak, the team has outscored its opponents 120-20. The next game will be against West Los Angeles College on Oct. 28, 6 p.m. at Weingart Stadium.   Cross country Woman’s cross country’s best finisher was Sylvia Calvache at the Mount San Antonio Invite, coming in 41 of 125 runners with a finishing…

October 18, 2017

Sports Briefs: Sept. 15 – 21, 2016

By Diego Linares Water Polo  The water polo team looks to regain its composure after going 0-8 to start the season. The team has had to play through two injuries, one being a shoulder subluxation suffered by starter Irene Young, but are looking toward a young core of athletes to propel them forward. ELAC water polo head coach Erik Matheson said freshman players Jessenia Barberena and Cynthia Sanchez have been…

September 21, 2016

Olympic hopefuls win top honors

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College’s long distance runners freshman Laura Aceves and sophomore Gonzalo Ceja each ran top-10 national times in track and field during the 2013-2014 season. For this and other accomplishments, they were recognized with top honors at the ELAC cross country and track and field awards banquet June 26, with additional awards presented to athletes June 30. This was a banner year for ELAC in…

July 24, 2014

Runner leaves past in the dust

  By Tadzio Garcia   East Los Angeles College track and field co-captain Gonzalo Ceja has grown out of a life of trouble to pursue an education while going as far as he can as an athlete. “When I was a teenager I had a dream of being an athlete, but I never got that chance because I chose the quick life on the streets. While doing time, I learned…

February 26, 2014

Runners earn top-10 spots

  By Tadizo Garcia Freshman Laura Aceves won the women’s individual title at the Rio Hondo College Cross Country Invitational in a time that was rarely surpassed last season by anyone in the state. South Coast Conference rival LA Trade Tech College won the women’s team title snapping two-time defending champion East Los Angeles College’s consecutive title streak in the process. The Huskies settled for fourth place out of eight…

September 12, 2013

Runner overcomes obstacles, gets to finals

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja advanced to the cross country state finals while the men’s team ended its season in a cold downpour at the Southern California Championships last Saturday in Ontario. Favored to earn a top-14 finish at SoCal, Ceja qualified for state by placing 41st out of 191 runners after straining her left foot last Thursday while trying to catch the train for work. “I did not race my…

November 10, 2011

Cross country season runs course for ELAC women’s team

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja and Valerie Rivas’s cross country season continues even though the team’s season ended after placing sixth at the South Coast Conference Championships last Saturday. Johana Ceja was named to the South Coast All-Conference first team after sprinting at the finish line ahead of three runners from Mt. San Antonio, LA Trade Tech and Pasadena City colleges by two, three and four seconds, respectively. Rivas, who placed…

November 3, 2011

Cross Country on brink of post season

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja placed fourth at the Santa Barbara Cross Country Invitational last Saturday leading the women’s team to ninth place while men’s team placed eighth. Proving that Ceja’s first place finish last week at the Rio Hondo Classic was no fluke, Ceja beat quality runners on one of the most difficult cross country courses in California. The course leads runners plodding through the sand on the beach resulting…

October 20, 2011