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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ELAC’s Shawnta Barnes qualifies for state finals

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta (Shawn-Tay) Barnes will be advancing to the state championships in the heptathlon after overcoming one of her fears in the event to place second at the SoCal Heptathlon Championships, Tuesday, April 10 at Cerritos College in the first qualifying postseason meet of the year. When asked what difficulties Barnes had with the heptathlon Barnes said, “The 800 run, that’s all.” In previous 800 races this season and…

April 18, 2012
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Barnes one-woman show beats three teams

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta Barnes scored all 34 of the Huskies points at the Coast Team Invite hosted by Orange Coast College, giving the women’s team enough points to upset Concordia University on Friday, April 6. The Huskies only fielded about one-third of their team in Costa Mesa. The women’s team placed 11th also beating Santa Ana and Santiago colleges. The men’s team didn’t score. Eleven of the Huskies 19…

April 14, 2012
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ELAC track and field team raises own bar

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies posted 17 career-best individual results in the last two weeks of track and field meets continuing to peak just a mere two weeks before the South Coast Conference finals. In their most recent competition, seven Huskies raised their own bar with personal best records at Pasadena City College on March 24. Ten Huskies did the same at Occidental College and Cal State Northridge on Friday, March…

April 8, 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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