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
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East Los Angeles College building sports dynasty

May 20, 2014

  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…

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East LA College wins two titles at state

May 20, 2014

  By Tadzio Garcia For the second time in school history, the East Los Angeles College women’s track and field team won two individual state titles in a California CCAA Track and Field Championships. Three-time All-American freshman Laura Aceves won the 2014 10,000-meter run on May 16 at Mt. San Antonio College and added another gold medal in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase the next day. She won the 2013-14 CCCAA…

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Runners run path to state finals

May 8, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia All-American and freshman Laura Aceves won first place in the women’s 10,000-meter run at the 2014 SoCal Southern California Regional Trials and Championships May 3 at Riverside City College. It is ELAC’s first-ever women’s gold medal in the event at the SoCal finals since the event was added to California Community College Athletic Association track and field team competition in 1995. “The race is not about time….

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Track and field gets fourth, fifth in conference

April 26, 2014

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…

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Huskies bring home track and field champion

April 24, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College sophomore Gonzalo Ceja is the first South Coast Conference track and field men’s champion for the Huskies in six years. He won the 3,000-meter steeplechase run with a personal record at the SCC Preliminary Finals on April 22 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach. The Huskies compete in the SCC finals tomorrow in Long Beach. As a result of Ceja’s first place…

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Track and field produces records during spring vacation

April 16, 2014

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….

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Huskies are peaking before conference finals

April 10, 2014

  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…

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Huskies arrive on the national scene

March 19, 2014

  By Tadzio Garcia   East Los Angeles College All-American freshman Laura Aceves ran her first-ever 10,000-meter run while running to the fastest time in the nation of community college women at the Occidental College Carnival on Friday. “Aceves broke the ELAC women’s track and field 10,000 run record set by Cindy Lopez in 2002,” ELAC Head Coach Louis Ramirez said. Sophomore Daniel Rincon-Zaragoza’s 10,000 run at the Carnival was…

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