ELAC Cross Country team season starts with high hopes

By Tadzio Garcia The two-time defending Rio Hondo Invitational champion East Los Angeles College women’s cross country team begins its season tomorrow at the 3rd Annual Rio Hondo Invitational at Legg Lake in El Monte. Leading the women’s team this year will be Laura Aceves from Mexico, a favorite to win the women’s title. “She has run 18:35,” said Head Coach Louis Ramirez. Only a handful of runners in the…

September 6, 2013

Track and Field scores top 10 results statewide

By Tadzio Garcia The freshman-laden track and field team began the 2013 campaign with some impressive showings at the Mt. San Antonio College Season Opener last Friday. Sophomore Olivia Reyes won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase by running under 12 minutes for the first time in her Husky career. She ran 11:34.80, outdistancing runner-up Rosa Lima of El Camino College by almost 1 1/2 minutes. Reyes returns to the team after…

February 14, 2013

Healthy choices benefit in long run

By Jane Fernandez Keeping up with a healthy diet can be hard for most college students, considering their hectic schedules. A small number of us may have the time to fix ourselves a good breakfast before going to school. However, not many of us even think about what we are going to eat for lunch, much less have time to pack lunch, find a place to heat it up at school…

March 21, 2012

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

Runner presses for gold

  By: Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja is a first-generation, American born of Mexican immigrant parents and has sacrificed a lot to pursue her dream. Ceja has a full schedule. She attends East Los Angeles College full-time, works to help support her family, works on keeping up last semester’s 3.0 GPA. and is one of the top cross country community college runners in California. Ceja has earned a spot on top-14…

October 13, 2011

Cross country earns four titles

By Tadzio Garcia Husky runners posted their personal best times at the Rio Hondo Invitational, helping the cross country team to victory last Friday. For the first time in recent years, both the men’s and women’s team won team championship titles at a regular season meet. Thirteen Huskies ran and 12 of those ran the best times of their careers. Eight Huskies were named to the Invitational’s top 10 teams. Johana…

October 12, 2011

Elan wins cross country award

By Tadzio Garcia Johana Ceja’s outstanding individual performance placed her on the women’s all-classic team, while the men’s team finished 10th at the Golden West Central Park Classic last Saturday. Both East Los Angeles College’s cross country teams ran short in Huntington Beach due to injuries. “Missing were three of our top five runners from the women’s team and two of the top five from the men’s team. However, we…

September 28, 2011