Swim team advances to state in two events

By Tadzio Garcia For the first time in almost two decades, the Huskies have a women’s South Coast Conference swim champion advancing Alice Fei Zhang to the state finals in two events. The California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive Championships will be at ELAC in the Swim Stadium for the third consecutive year on May 1-3. Zhang won the 50-yard freestyle breaking the previous SCC finals meet record…

April 18, 2014

Huskies anchor to grasp seventh place

    By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College is holding on to seventh place after Day 1 in the South Coast Conference swimming finals yesterday at Mt. San Antonio College. Mt. SAC leads the women’s competition with 273 points. ELAC scored 83 points to Rio Hondo’s 30. The Huskies replaced Rio Hondo College in seventh place after scoring 57 more points than the Roadrunners in the night session. The…

April 17, 2014

Monterey Park native is making a splash

By William Hernandez Since diving into a Monterey Park  pool for the first time at age 10, ELAC swim team member Irene Young found her feel for the water. “My mom was always a lap swimmer, so when I was around 10 years old she started bringing her to the Barnes Park Pool (in Monterey Park). I started on a swim team at 12 years old and I’ve been swimming…

March 13, 2014

Swim team down a champion

  By  Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim and dive team was down their top swimmer, Yingfei “Alice” Zhang, who did not compete against Chaffey or Cerritos colleges in a double dual meet last Friday at home. Zhang won all six individual races she competed in February 21 and 22 in the Mt. San Antonio College Invitational against top state competition. Zhang may not return to the team. Without Zhang, ELAC…

March 6, 2014

Swim stuns top-seed Pasadena

  By Tadzio Garcia   Fresh off winning their third double-dual meet in two years and their first at home in more than 15 years, the swim and dive team stunned top seeded Pasadena City College last week in a South Coast           Conference meet. The Huskies front quadrants outscored Pasadena by nine points with four events left in the meet then stayed even for the win. The Huskies waited almost…

March 20, 2013

Several state records set at ELAC Swim Stadium

By Jorge Lopez Several state records and one national record were broken in the ELAC pool this past weekend. Unfortunately, the Huskies swimming and diving team did not qualify for the state finals. The California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive State Championships came to an end on Saturday afternoon, after three days of competition at the ELAC swim stadium. The ELAC swimming pool has been known as one…

April 29, 2012

ELAC diver ends season

By Tadzio Garcia The South Coast Conference Championships began with the diving preliminaries last Friday at El Camino College. Melissa Marinero was the lone East Los Angeles College diver to compete in the one-meter diving. Optimism was high because Marinero was entering the competition off a recent season-high 84 points. These points were good enough for fourth place in a dual meet against Chaffey and Mt. San Antonio colleges on March…

April 20, 2012

Huskies improve in Chaffey Invitational

By Tadzio Garcia The swimming team placed eight out of 10 teams at the Chaffey Invitational at Riverside Community College last weekend. The Huskies improved on their score by more than 100 points from their previous invitational. “We have to race against top teams to be able to compete at that level. We try to improve individual times to move up in the standings,” said Head Coach Erik Matheson. All four…

March 14, 2012

The streak continues

By Tadzio Garcia Stanford University won its 31st straight title at the 2012 Pac-12 Men’s Swimming Championships held at East Los Angeles College, Feb. 29 through March 3. No. 3-ranked Stanford overcame upset bids by defending national champion Cal, which placed second and the University of Arizona, the top-ranked team in the country, which placed third. “We came to swim our fastest times that would qualify for the NCAA Championships….

March 14, 2012

Splash is back

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s swim and diving teams opened the season producing competitive results that has put the Huskies back on the swimming map for the first time in eleven years. The Huskies opened the season placing sixth out of 9 teams at the South Coast Conference Pentathlon Friday, Feb. 17, at Pasadena City College, in a preview of the competition the Huskies will face at the end of…

February 28, 2012