ELAC track and field advances to SoCal finals in seven events

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s track and field team advanced to the Southern California Championships in seven events, six from Shawnta Barnes, out of the SoCal prelims held last Saturday at San Diego Mesa College. East Los Angeles College and the Southwestern College women’s teams are deadlocked in third place with eight points apiece entering the finals. ELAC’s eight points are from Barnes’s second place finish in the SoCal Heptathlon Championships…

May 7, 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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Track and field lights up the field

By Tadzio Garcia For the second-straight week, the track and field team competed against top four-year universities, producing top results, including All-American Shawnta Barnes top javelin throw in the state. At the Long Beach State Classic Barnes threw the javelin, 142 feet 8.2 inches. “Barnes broke Adreana Cano’s 15-year school record,” head coach Louis Ramirez said. Cano holds the current national throws pentathlon record for women, ages 35-39, according to USA Track and…

March 14, 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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